Constantia Cottages are in the heart of the Cape’s upmarket, lovely and sought-after suburb of Constantia, amongst the leafy vines of the oldest Winelands in the Cape, near many of the celebrated Cape restaurants. It provides easy access to the major highways and only two minutes away from the chic Constantia Village Shopping Centre with its variety of fashionable shops and restaurants. The False Bay Beaches and Golf Courses are an easy 15 minutes’ drive away and the city of Cape Town no more than 20 minutes.
Our Cottage Cabernet is situated in the up market leafy suburb of Constantia. Close to the Constantia wine routes, premier golf courses, the Constantia Village Shopping Center, beaches, Kirstenbosch Gardens and nature reserves. This self-catering accommodation is an ideal base from which to explore the Cape. Take a day trip to the world-renowned Stellenbosch and Paarl, with their fine restaurants and wine routes or try the historical Tulbagh, famous for its Cape Dutch architecture and excellent restaurants.
All the 2017/2018 newly constructed apartments and cottages have an open plan kitchen to the lounge, fully equipped with high-quality appliances, including a large fridge/freezer-combo, Ceramic or Induction-Stove-Top, extractor, microwave oven, kitchen sink and all small but important kitchen equipment necessities. The bigger units are also fitted with an oven, washing-machine, tumble-dryer and dish-washer. All bathrooms have a cabinet with basin and a shower cubicle or walk-in shower, some are also fitted with a bath tub and heated shower rails.
Our TGCSA 4-STAR Luxury Apartments (AA SUPERIOR):
Spacious 45sqm One-Room-Apartment on the ground floor, fitted with a comfortable double (sleeper) couch with coffee table and a 5-seater dining table. Open-plan to kitchen. Beautiful private terrace with 4-seater table and stone bench with big comfortable cushions open to a big garden with solar-heated swimming pool.
Our 60sqm apartment is located on the first floor and has a separate double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The lounge with TV room is open-plan to fully fitted kitchen has a large window and there is a large sliding door that leads to a beautifully furnished balcony with stunning views to the gardens and the back of Table Mountain.
Our 90sqm apartment is also located on the first floor. It has two separate double bedrooms and two bathrooms, one en-suite and fitted with a lovely free-standing bath tub. A 3-metre-wide sliding door leads from the lounge with fully fitted open-plan kitchen to a spacious balcony with external radiant heater (UV).
Our AA HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Cottages:
Our double storey cottage has two double bedrooms upstairs both en-suite to the chic bathroom. The master bedroom is equipped with a double bed (King-Size), the second bedroom with a Queen-Size-Bed. Separate guest-toilet downstairs. There is a dining-area with seating for four and a leather corner-lounger in front of the 50″-Smart-TV. This cottage has a 40sqm terrace partly covered by an awning and its own private garden open to the main garden and the solar-heated swimming pool.
This cozy one-room studio offers self-catering accommodation for two people sleeping in a queen-size bed and a comfortable sofa-bed. It boasts open plan design with bedroom, nice kitchenette, sink and lounge/dining area with TV and bathroom adjacent. Enclosed private patio with small garden and dining area. Dog-friendly!
North facing holiday home with mountain view. This stylishly renovated family home offers a well-planned lifestyle with open plan living area with a cast-iron fireplace. It leads to the garden with swimming pool and to a stunning covered terrace with 2 seating areas and an outside-kitchen. The inside-kitchen is modern with all appliances. The bathrooms have been tastefully renovated in 2017, both now with walk-in shower, the main bathroom also with a free-standing bath tub.
Our small Cottage sleeps two adults plus one additional adult or two children on a comfortable sofa-bed. Fully fitted kitchen and a dining table for four. A sliding door leads onto a private 40sqm patio/garden with 4-seater table and a Weber Braai (no access to a swimming pool!). This cozy holiday home has its own private entrance and is totally separated from the big cottage next door.
Our Luxury Villa:
The magnificent villa set on landscaped beautiful garden with entertainment area with barbeque facility, big lawn, beautiful flowerbeds offers oodles of accommodation also for bigger families up to 6 people (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms). You will be absolutely thrilled about the spacious beautifully designed living room with its luxury staircase which leads to the second floor. The beautiful fully fitted kitchen with a kitchen bar leads directly into the dining room.
MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME in the comfortable Superior-Apartments, the fully equipped Cottages or the luxury Villa to make your stay an enjoyable one. Privacy, spaciousness, peace and tranquility are the words that best describe the ambiance of our holiday homes and gardens.
Our management and/or staff speak English, German and French.
Our guests can rest assured with courtyard or garage parking that has direct access to the Apartment entrance hall or the cottages.
Maid service twice a week at no charge. Bed linen and fluffy towels provided.
Our big apartment and the cottages are fitted with washing machine and tumble dryer, available for guest with long-term-rentals (15 days/nights plus)
For our guests there is a laundry service (washing, drying, ironing and folding) available for highly discounted guest rates!
Water is drawn from the communal water-supply (system), but we are not dependent on that. We use our own well water for garden, swimming pool and other needs. Grey water is diverted into the garden and sprayed over flowerbeds. We participate in the South African recycling-system.
Hot water is heated by an efficient heat-pump and supplied to kitchens and bathrooms via energy-saving ring main.
Internet and TV:
Free High-Speed Wi-Fi (20-100mbps Fibre-Optic) access to Internet is available all around the property, in guest rooms as well as in garden and at the pool site. Smart TVs (40”-55”) in all lounges with Internet Access allow online-entertainment like live-streaming in different languages, SA Netflix and YouTube.
All our luxury apartments are fitted with modern air conditioning units which keeps the room temperature at a certain level, usually 21 degrees. If required by guests, we can adjust the temperature in a range of max. 2 degrees.
Outdoor Area (community facility):
The well-appointed holiday homes of Constantia Cottages are surrounded by an immaculate big private garden. Our guests have access to the beautiful 45sqm solar-heated swimming pool with sun loungers and big sun umbrella alongside. Braai/Barbeque Facilities in the main garden are available for all apartments, the cottages are fitted with an exclusive Weber Braai or a solid outdoor kitchenet with open fire place and grills. The entire property is beautifully illuminated by many lights during the night.
Alarm System and Security Facilities:
Both gardens and roadside are fully illuminated throughout the night (garden, terraces, patios, courtyards) A sophisticated Camera Surveillance System all around the property. Motion sensors (beams) inside and outside the houses – all connected to security company (armed response).
Available on request:
• Wine Tasting Tours to the Winelands (Stellenbosch or Franschhoek/Paarl) guided by a wine expert
• Organized Tours to Cape Point, West Coast and other regions
• Restaurant recommendations and bookings
• Wine tasting and delivery at the premises
• Transport from and to Airport (at extra charge)
• and something special: Our excellent masseur comes on appointment to your room and gets you an
enjoyable relaxation (extra charge).
Our wider area is called Constantia Valley, the jewel of the Cape, steeped in history with breath taking scenery. It is the birthplace of the wine farming industry in South Africa. World class wines are being produced in this lovely green surrounding with accolades for its escalating quality. Visitors can taste the fine wines and experience a unique journey through each of the 8 open-for-public farms, which also hold top-class Restaurants, namely e.g. “Chef’s Warehouse” at Beau Constantia and “The Restaurant” at Buitenverwachting. The farms are all within a few minutes’ drive of each other. With two top-class golf courses within the valley and two others in the vicinity Constantia is well known as one of the golfing paradises of the world. It includes Constantia craft market, local horse-riding and mountain-biking trails, and the up-market Constantia Village Shopping Centre which offers a wonderful variety of boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants.
We are situated in a beautiful countryside with all the trappings of contemporary living. Constantia has an excellent infrastructure with all amenities. Imagine leafy tree-lined avenues, flourishing vineyards and elegant private residences. Short drives to either the False Bay coastline with its charming historical suburbs or to the white-sanded beaches of Hout Bay and Llandudno. Constantia, an ideal place for a serene and relaxed holiday in Cape Town.
Distances to places of interest:
Your holiday destination is close to Constantia Village Shopping Centre (2km), Steenberg Golf Course and others (8-10km), Cecilia Forest/Table Mountain Contour Path (8km), Sports Science Institute & Virgin Active Gym (2km), Newlands Rugby & Cricket Grounds (8km), Constantia Valley Wine Route (2km), Famous Cape Wine Routes (45km), Victoria & Alberts Waterfront, Parliament, Companies Garden, Table Mountain Cable Way and Cape Malay Quarter (ca. 25km), Muizenberg Beach (15km), Kalk Bay (18km) and Simons Town (25km).
Also, within short distance of Constantia is the world-famous Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (5km), where one can spend hours wandering through the splendour of countless different botanical displays, such as the Fragrance Garden, the Dell, the Cycad Amphitheatre. Alternative summer picnics on the rolling green lawns gazing at the breath-taking mountain backdrop listening to the music of one of Sunday-Concerts at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. These sunset concerts are a fine way to spend some of your holidays in Cape Town.
Coming from the Cape Town International Airport, take Highway N2 to Cape Town. At “Groote Schuur” (big hospital on the right) leave N2 to the left at the sign “M3 to Muizenberg”. Follow M3 and pass exits Rondebosch, Kirstenbosch, Claremont, Bishops Court and “Constantia Main Road” until turnoff no. 15, Kendal Road. Turn left on Kendal Road into the area of Morningstar/The Vines/Constantiaberg and turn left again (next) into Walloon Road. After ca. 300 meters stop at the big white gate (yellow walls) on the right side, no. 14, and ring the bell “Office”.
The best way to see the sights is to use a rental car. As an alternative UBER-Taxies are always available in the area. Standard taxies can be organized by us (arranged pick-up times). Major railway stations are in Plumstead and Wynberg. Local bus lines or black taxies are not recommendable for our guests.
Interactions with guests:
We can also help to plan your complete stay, e.g. with a quote for a rental car. The local car hire companies often have better rates than the well-known ones, but the quality of the cars and their service is the same. We can arrange day trips with or without driver, tours to the beautiful Winelands with wine tasting, book shark diving trips and other activities for you, recommend and book the right restaurants according to your taste. Just let us know, we are glad to help!
1. We take part at the SA-recycling system.
2. We save a lot of water in different ways:
Borehole water used for swimming pool and lawn; supplied to all toilets
Grey water collected and supplied to garden/flowerbeds
Heat pump, big geysers and a “ring-main” guaranties hot water in bathrooms and kitchens instantly (no “5-10 Liter waiting periods” for hot water at the taps)
Grading and Awards:
TGCSA Tourism Grading Council of South Africa:
“Constantia Cottages” are graded as a 4-Star Accommodations
AA Quality Assured Accommodation Programme:
“Constantia Cottages” have been endorsed as SUPERIOR in the category Self-Catering Apartments and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED in the category Self-Catering Cottages/Chalets.
“Constantia Cottages” got the “Certificate of Excellence” for 2015, 2016 and 2017 issued by TripAdvisor. This celebrates businesses who have consistently achieved glowing traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.
Sanlam TOP Destination Awards 2015:
“Constantia Cottages” have been awarded the title of “SANLAM TOP DESTINATION 2015”, Winner, Self-Catering 3 Stars Accommodations
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