Constantia and Hout Bay

Venture out along the Constantia route to do some tasting and pairings via the long, winding road linking Newlands to Constantia or otherwise taking the Constantia turnoff from the M3 highway. The wine tasting and pairing at Groot Constantia are divine. I encourage you to do the Belgian chocolate pairing. A visit to Groot Constantia gives an opportunity to learn about Cape Town’s history, to learn about not only the slaves, but also the colonialists who brought their wine making skills from Europe, as well as the South African terrain and how it contributes to making such great tasting wine. You can have a picnic on the site if you purchase a multitude of items at the Constantia Nek farm stall on the way to Groot Constantia.

If you need some time unwind and eat a great meal whilst displaying your artistic talents, why not head to the Clay café? This workshop/restaurant is along the way from Constantia heading towards Houtbay via the Constantia main road. You are able to choose an item to paint, from jugs, to bowls to mugs. There are pizza’s, pasta’s and South African food’s to eat. There is wine to accompany your meal as well as soft and hot drinks. South African’s love to visit this centre. It is spacious and warm and there is a beautiful garden with a play area for the kids.

Continue on the road down to Hout bay and book a trip on the Glass bottomed boat, which will take you out to Seal Island. You will learn about the seals, the great white sharks and see all the ocean floor beneath your feet. Then drive through to Simonstown via Chapmans Peak. Pay the toll fee of R32.50 and be in awe of the natural beauty of mountains, clouds, sea, sky and windy road hugging the cliffs. Photo moment of note. Every single time you go it is spectacular.

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