Positioned on the Groot Constantia Wine Estate founded in 1685 and where Cape Town felt its first tourism heartbeat, the Constantia Valley Tourism office expects to meet and greet thousands of visitors annually.
The opening of a region specific tourism office is an exciting development for the Constantia Valley and its neighbourhoods as it will help to enlighten and promote the region to all visitors, while also providing a central point to gather resources and information about local services and events.
It is expected that the tourism centre will become a meeting place for all the businesses, services, and amenities in the region.
The Constantia Valley is a lush destination and popular with visitors throughout the whole year, and particularly in the summer months. Aside from boasting a magnificent award winning Wine Route consisting of Steenberg Vineyards, Constantia Uitsig, Klein Constantia, Buitenverwachting, Groot Constantia, Eagles Nest Vineyards, Constantia Glen, Beau Constantia and Silvermist Vineyards, the Restaurants and Accommodations are some of the best that Cape Town has to offer. The Constantia Valley is also home to two of the Eat Out Restaurant Awards top ten restaurants in South Africa; Chef Scot Kirton’s world famous La Colombe and The Greenhouse at The Cellars Hohenort Hotel.
The news that a tourism office has opened has created a lot of enthusiasm amongst the locals in the industry, and it certainly is a great boost for the region. Located only 20 minutes from the city centre and central to the False Bay and Hout Bay coastline, the Constantia Valley is the ideal destination to be based whether you are in Cape Town for business or leisure.
Marketing Manager of Groot Constantia Grant Newton explained that “As one of ‘Cape Town’s Big 7’ and being the most visited tourist attraction in Constantia, now welcoming close to 500 000 visitors annually, we just feel the timing couldn’t be better. We are constantly striving to meet the demands of a new kind of traveler and the official Constantia Valley Tourism office opening on our Estate seemed like a natural progression.” Constantia Valley Tourism is also a proud member of Cape Town Tourism.