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is located in the Cape Town
area of the Western Cape
region in South Africa
The Constantia area is renowned for being the location of the first major vineyards that were created around 1680 when the early European settlers first started to look beyond the City Bowl for their agricultural needs. Some of the magnificent original wineries are still here and are open to the public.
Although now very much a residential suburb than a rural district, Constantia remains relatively upmarket, with tree-lied avenues, upmarket farm stalls, private schools, golf courses and the superb Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Although there are some decent accommodation options in the area, they tend to be a little too far out of the City to be convenient for repeated visits, so tend to appeal most to people with friends who live in the area or who are attracted here for other reasons.