Thanks to a keen reader of the blog I was notified that this in fact was not Klein Constantia, but Groot Constantia which is another estate which forms part of the Constantia winelands. Cheers, thanks for the comment!
We visited the famous Groot Constantia Wine Estate just outside the city centre last weekend. I have been told the restaurant here is tremendous. We did not get to try on this visit but will surely be back for lunch.
The story of Groot Constantia, the finest surviving example of Cape Dutch architecture and one of South Africa’s foremost historical monuments and tourist attractions, dates back to 1685. In that year Simon van der Stel, the popular commander and later governor of the Cape, was granted land for a farm, which he named Constantia. When he died in 1712, the property was divided and a smaller farm created around the homestead and its outbuildings.
Lots more history to read here.
Groot Constantia Wine Estate by Michael Paskevicius is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.