Full bellies and empty glasses in Constantia


Due to my rather uncomfortable sunburn from my previous day on the Cape Peninsula, I awoke on my second day in Cape Town wanting to spend the day relaxing, but really wanting to explore at the same time, so what to do?

The Constantia winelands within Cape Town were the perfect cure for what ailed me. Drinking wine, eating food and becoming less aware of my sunburn with every sip? Yes please!

I spent the day at three wineries, the first of which I cannot recall the name of (likely a side effect from the wine). Apparently even in an inebriated state I remembered to take photos, so at least I know it was pretty!

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The second winery was called Beau Constantia. The wines were soft yet flavoursome, and the scenery was absolutely stunning.

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The third winery was absolutely wonderful. It was called Eagles’ Nest and once you go through the small front building to the land outside, you encounter what looks like a magical meadow with huge trees that have sprouted long, lush, flowing branches that encase the area with a merciful shade. The wine tastings are comprehensive and the artisan platters are pretty much perfect. The free roaming doggo is also quite endearing.

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It was the perfect way to spend a beautiful day in Cape Town and the wines taste markedly different to those that can be found in the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek areas, but more on the Stellenbosch area in the next post!

I love hearing about areas famous for beautiful winelands; which corners of the globe have you explored that are famous for their wines?


Getting to Cape Town: Cape Town is well connected, but you may need to transit in Joburg
Green Elephant Backpackers: This is my favourite backpackers in Cape Town, click here to learn more
Constantia Winelands Tourist Bus: The easiest way to get to all three of these wineries is by one of those unbearably touristy red top buses, normally I hate them, but the purple wine route that they offer is a fantastic way to get around an area that has very little public transport service
Camera: Images captured with an iPhone 5
Remember: Wear ALL the SPF

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