A meander through the historical Constantia Valley is a feast for all the senses and one is instantly welcomed by the natural tranquillity and beauty which charmed Simon van der Stel to establish his cherished estate here in 1685, and plant vineyards. The excellent rainfall, good soils and moderate climate of the Valley soon combined to attract others to settle and develop further wine farms.
Thus Constantia became the birthplace of the wine farming industry in the Cape and South Africa. The world-class Constantia wines were sought after by royalty and others in the 18th century.
Today, Constantia is an area of exquisite charm, natural grace and beauty nestled in protected mountain, river and forest systems. The exceptional wine farms of the Constantia Valley boast award winning cultivars as well as elegant manor houses, wine cellars and farmsteads some of which have become National Monuments, ensuring that the nature and history of Constantia Property is kept alive. There are 4 world class country hotels in the Valley, 2 situated on wine farms, and a host of award winning restaurants offering exceptional cuisine for all tastes and pockets. Although many of the farms have been sub-divided into smaller residential erven, the Constantia Ratepayers Association keeps an eagle eye over the minimum size of sub-divisions in any given area, thereby ensuring that Constantia Property will always retain its unique country character.The urban infrastructure of the Constantia Valley is excellent, with good civic amenities and services, both state and private. Constantia is a green belt area and has a vast spread of riverine and wetland conservancies, public places and commonages. There are a range of schools within the Valley, including 2 international schools being the American International School and the Waldorf School, as well as Reddam House School and a number of state schools. The various schools generally have long standing traditions and offer single sex and co-educational instruction via English medium teaching. There are a number of gyms and sports clubs in the Constantia Valley offering both recreational and competitive activities. There are a number of shopping complexes and malls within the Constantia Valley as well as cinema and entertainment centres. A host of theatre and other entertainment opportunities in the greater city area are readily accessible from Constantia.
Constantia Property offers an extensive, diverse choice of real estate options ranging from single residential, townhouses, secure upmarket complexes to large grounded Country Estates and elite mansions as well as gated estates and a golf estate. Ground sizes vary from 200 sqm to farms! Constantia has a leafy sophisticated residential tone with architectural styles ranging from historical Victorian and Cape Dutch to a range of modern styles which include international modern genres as well as South African vernacular themes. Residents of Constantia tend to move around in the area once they have experienced the lifestyle offered. Many young couples start off with a smaller home and buy and sell within the area to the demands of their families. Constantia boasts a number of sought after Retirement Home options as well, whether self contained, assisted living or frail care facilities.
Traditionally Constantia Property owners have enjoyed an above average growth on investment with investors enjoying fantastic returns with the bonus of an ideal family lifestyle. The country element remains an integral component of life in the Valley which retains its rich rural ambience. The meandering roads throughout Constantia force you to slow down and savour the environment with the many vineyards, forests and mountains a feast for the eyes and soul. At any given time during the day, the green belts are dotted with horse riders, joggers and walkers and most major routes through the area have crossing areas for horse lovers. Local farm stalls offer seasonable fruits, olive oils, cheeses, etc, at given times throughout the year. The Porter Estate Saturday morning market has a wide variety of fresh produce and organic foodstuffs and offer hearty farm breakfasts in a wonderful forest environment with pony rides and entertainment for the children.
The Constantia Valley is a paradise for nature lovers from horse riders and hikers to birdwatchers. The Tokai Plantation offers a host of recreational activities for all ages and tastes from a single track mountain bike ride to a picnic under the trees. We are sided on 3 sides by the Constantia and Silvermine mountain ranges which have abundant walking, hiking, equestrian and cycling trails and are a mere 10 minutes drive away from the wonderful False Bay and Atlantic Ocean beaches. The Rondevlei Nature Reserve caters for yachting, boardsailing and canoeing on the lake. The freeway road network provides safe and easy travel linking Constantia to the Cape Town City Centre, International Airport and beyond.
Constantia Property offers you and your family an incomparable lifestyle and investment opportunity. What are you waiting for? Buy a home in Constantia today.