Thing to do and places to see in and around Constantia & Cape Town

Constantia Valley

In 1685, Simon van der Stel was granted permission to produce wine in the Cape. He had the choice of the entire Cape Town area. He chose the Constantia Valley. Today Constantia Valley is Cape Town’s Vineyard, South Africa’s oldest and leading Wine and Tourist destination as well as the oldest wine producing region in the Southern Hemisphere. The leafy Valley is Cape Town’s secret rural retreat , a quiet relief from the hustle and bustle of the busy city.

Wine & Dine in Constantia Valley

The Constantia Valley is world-renowned for its gourmet delights and excellent wines. With an array of winning restaurants to choose from you are sure to find the perfect dining venue to tantalise your palate.

Steenberg Bistro 1682 / La Grotto Uitsig / La Colombe / Harbour House Kalk Bay / Peddlars / Patiala Brew/ Blockhouse Kitchen / Beyond / Jonkershuis @ Groot Constantia / The Brasserie / Quentin@Oakhurst / The Conservatory / Sushi Box Uitsig / Foxcroft / Tryn / Chef’s Warehouse @ BEAU Constantia

Constantia Wine Route

There are 10 wineries in close proximity to Summit Place. To visit all these wineries is in itself a complete day trip,  Done properly while taking in the restaurants close by this can take several days! Some of the wineries are even within comfortable walking distance of the guest house.

Groot Constantia

Constantia Wine Tours

Klein Constantia




High Constantia

Eagles Nest

Beau Constantia

Activities Close By:

  • Restaurants
  • The Range – Great wedding venue
  • The Range market / Fridays
  • Golf courses
  • Beaches
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Mountain bike track
  •  Horse riding
  • Trail runnig
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Whale watching 
  • Shopping

Our guests regularly visit:

  • Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Table Mountain Cableway
  • World of Birds
  • V & A Waterfront
  • Wine farms
  • Kirstenbosch Gardens
  • Muizenberg beach
  • Robben Island 

20-minute drive from:

  • Cape Town International Airport
  • City Centre,
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre
  • V & A Waterfront
  • Cape Town Stadium
  • Golf courses
  • Canel Walk shopping centre

Please ask our Reception for full details. We will make your Restaurant reservations or book Tours and Tour Guides, Uber and Taxi , and Golf Times.

Summit Place guesthouse is central to many of Cape Town’s exciting attractions which makes it an ideal holiday destination as well as suitable for peninsular business travellers. We are surrounded by and close to the world heritage site Table Mountain Reserve. Constantia Valley is steeped in history dating back to 1685 when the natural beauty, good soils and fine climate made this an ideal location for the Cape’s oldest wine farm, Groot Constantia.

Within easy walking distance of Summit Place guesthouse is Constantia’s Wine Route with world class restaurants, wine tasting and cellar tours. Nature lovers will enjoy the nearby Tokai forest and walking trails in Silvermine Nature Reserve. From there a short trail amongst endemic fynbos flora reveals a panoramic view stretching from False Bay to Cape Point. Constantia Valley offers 18 hole golf, scenic cycling routes and the southern gate of world-renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

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