Constantia River Cottage
Bali Style, Rhodes Drive, Cape Town

Sights


SURROUNDING AREA


Major shopping centres – 10 minutes from Constantia
Fine restaurants within 10 minutes drive to Constantia or Hout Bay
Constantia Wine Estates – 5 minutes
Hout Bay Beach and Harbour – 10 minutes
The V&A Waterfront and Cape Town city centre - 30 Minutes
Hiking trails through bordering Table Mountain Nature Reserve to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.


KIRSTENBOSCH GARDENS

World renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora, set against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain Kirstenbosch grows only indigenous South African plants. The estate covers 526 hectares and supports a diverse fynbos flora and natural forest.

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WINE ESTATES 5 minutes from Constantia

Constantia Glen, Beau Constantia, Eagles Nest, Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, Buitenverwachting, Uitsig and Steenberg. Cape Town and the Cape region are famous for award winning wines and scenic vineyards. Since the days of Governor Simon Van Der Stel (late 1600s), the Constantia Valley has been famous for its superb wines.

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HOUT BAY 10 minutes from Constantia

Sunday craft market. World of Birds Boat trips to Seal Island. Surfing at Dungeons. Chapmans Peak drive to Noordehoek Village curios/restaurants


World of Birds

Over 3000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are uniquely presented in landscaped walks through aviaries allowing you the most intimate closeness with nature. Visit the …………….. on a Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday during the day.

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NOORDHOEK 50 Minutes from Constantia

Noordhoek is known as the last remaining rural area of the Cape , famed for its long white beach. Noordhoek Farm Village and the Kakapo Shipwreck.

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SIMONSTOWN 50 Minutes from Constantia

Boulders Beach penguin colony and swim on a private beach with the penguins, scratch patch (semi precious stone) boat trip to False Bay to view sharks breaching – only place in the world to see this.

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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. 50 Minutes from Constantia

Home to a growing colony of the vulnerable African Penguin. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat. Children will love the penguins and their antics, and Boulders Beach is also worth a stop for safe and enjoyable swimming.


CAPE POINT At least 60 minutes from Constantia

The term “Cape of Storms” was coined in the history books due to the violet storms and dangerous rocks that left the coastline littered with shipwrecks. The old lighthouse was built in 1860. Visitors to Cape Point can catch a Funicular ride to the original light house and see the treacherous conditions under which it was built. Cape Point is one of the Cape Town’s top three destinations offering visitors the experience of the grandeur of one of the highest sea cliffs in the world.

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WATERFRONT Victoria and Alfred (V&A) 30 minutes from Constantia

Helicopter flights:scuba diving: deep sea and inshore fishing: sunset champagne cruises: hour cruises: schooner sailing: jet boat (eco adventures) whale watching (in season) coastal cruises and luxury catamaran cruises.
Exciting shopping and entertainment venues intermingled with office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments in the residential marina. Two Oceans Aquarium – The Maritime Museum Boat rips around the harbour and Helicopter flips.

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ROBBEN ISLAND 30 minutes from Constantia

Proclaimed as a World Heritage Site. It has been used primarily as a prison. Former President Nelson Mandela was imprisoned here for many years.

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VISIT UP TABLE MOUNTAIN. 30 minutes from Constantia

World famous landmark which forms part of the Table Mountain National Park. Since its opening in 1929 over 17 million people have taken the trip to the top of Table Mountain which has become very popular with International visitors and is a major attraction.

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HIKING

Front Table, Platteklip Gorge, Back Table, Skeleton Gorge/Cecilia Forest Front and Back Table, Kirstenbosch Gardens to the upper cableway station via Maclear’s Beacon Other walks, The Twelve Apostles Walk/Silvermine Nature Reserve (north or south) and Karbonkelberg


GOLF COURSES 10 - 60 minutes from Constantia.

Westlake, Royal Cape, Steenberg, Clovelly, Milnerton, Durbanville and Erinvale


ADVENTURES 5 - 80 minutes

ERO Ratanga Junction (Seasonal) Butterfly World (near Paarl, off the NI) Thunder City (at the CT International Airport) experience flying in the Electric Lightning and other WW2 fighters,


THE CAPE PENINSULA

Llandudno Residential suberb of Lalnduduno has a spectacular coastal setting. Magnificent spot to watch a sunset. Camps Bay is close by and its beaches are Glen Beach and Camps Bay Beach. The road winds around the mountain past the small suburb of Bakoven, with its tiny picuresque beaches. Bantry Bay is an elite suburb and has a unique little beach called Saunder’s Rock which has a beautiful tiday pool for safe bathining Around the corner are the four famous beaches of Clifton.