Constantia Emporium now open

Constantia Thatch Lodge is within short walking distance of the new Constantia Emporium. After years of wrangling, applications, land restitution and objections, it seems that the new Constantia Checkers Emporium will finally be open in time for Christmas 2019. It is exciting that this has come to final fruition and that in the process justice […]

Tryn Restaurant at Steenberg

A new roundabout to improve traffic flow is currently under construction at the intersection of Ladies Mile and Spaanschemat River Roads in Constantia. The improved intersection is being implemented following the approval of the new shopping mall to be built on a portion of the Old Ladies Mile dump site.

Klein Constantia vineyard replicates a historic sweet sticky wine

In October 1787, en route to Botany Bay, the First Fleet stopped off in Cape Town to replenish provisions and buy animals and plants for the intended new colony in Australia. While the convicts were left to languish for weeks on board, the British officers and marines went sightseeing on dry land – and indulged […]

Outrage over Constantia wine farms’ permits to hunt baboons

Cape Town residents have expressed anger over the news that Constantia wine farmers had been issued hunting permits for baboons. The Constantiaberg Bulletin revealed this week that CapeNature has issued Constantia Valley wine farms with hunting permits to kill up to two baboons a day. CapeNature is the regulatory authority in the Western Cape for the issuing […]

Tourists pay R1m for 4 days holiday rental in Cape Town

The booking, which required two luxury homes in Clifton (in one of the most expensive residential streets in South Africa) to accommodate the full group of international group of business people , cost a total of R960 000. The two neighbouring Clifton properties are nestled against the slopes of Lion’s Head, in one of the […]

Cape Town’s curious wine spots

The Cape is world-renowned for its wines and wine culture, but there’s more to wine production and tasting than meets the eye. An innovative wine tourism industry has set the bar to international standards, and there are some experiences and attractions not to be missed this winter, says Avukile Mabombo, Group Marketing Manager, Protea Hotels […]

Soup and wine pairing at Constantia Glen

The three flavours include a traditional Austrian beef goulash, roasted butternut and sage and a French onion soup. My colleague and I had the trio and paired them with wines. Top image – Austrian beef goulash. The soups are made using an old family recipe by the proprietor’s mother and are served with fresh, crispy […]