Weekend Wanderings: Constantia Glen

My Weekend Wanderings series has taken a bit of a back seat of late and I actually really miss it so I’ve decided I need to revive it. The idea is that it’s a post that goes up every Monday (well, that’s the aim!) to give you a visual snippet of one aspect of my weekend – mostly pretty pics of even prettier places that I have enjoyed and think you might too. Living in Cape Town, we’re never short of scenic scenery (Did someone say “spoilt”??) Think lots of outdoor family fun – wine farms, restaurants, markets etc. I usually keep the text to a minimum and have a short intro about where and what we did but then let the pics do the talking….

We often head out into the Winelands for these “family fun days” but this time we kept things local and chose instead to explore a hidden gem of a wine farm right on our doorstep (literally door to door is less than 10 mins!) Constantia Glen is on the Constantia Nek road to Hout Bay and we had never been before – criminal if you think we have both lived in Cape Town for over 30 years. Anyway we finally got there and it was so worth it! A beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon spent with good friends enjoying wine, cheese, biltong and bread under the umbrellas overlooking the rolling vineyards and up to the majestic mountains…

Constantia Glen is pretty close to heaven if you ask me!

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Images: Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

    1. It certainly is worth a visit – just remember to book in advance if you want to enjoy one of their platters for a lunch to remember! You don’t need to book for wine tasting tho!

  1. It looks beautiful but the website doesn’t seem to have a telephone number to book for the restaurant – or am I missing something? Also, is it suitable for children? I don’t see any playing place in your lovely photos.

  2. Hi Tracy
    Thanks for your comment – There is no jungle gym or specifically kid-friendly menu but as it’s outdoors there is space for them to play. We had 4 children with us ages 3 – 7 and they were quite happy pottering around on the lawn, finding a shady spot under a tree to play cars or exploring the vineyards and at one stage we had 2 VERY MUDDY boys who found a small stream and clay-like mud! You can try calling them on 021 795 5639

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