Monday, 10 April 2017

Groot Constantia...

Candace and I visited Groot Constantia on Wednesday afternoon, 15th March. Groot Constantia dates back to the late-1600s and is the oldest wine estate in South Africa. The manor house, at right, is a splendid example of the old Cape Dutch architectural style. We decided to spend a few hours at this historic place while Granny and Grandad looked after Riaan back at home. (Thanks, Mom and Dad!)

We had don pedros at Simon's restaurant and then took a short walk along a scenic avenue past vineyards and lush lawns. We ended up at the Historical Bath - a very early private swimming pool from the 1700s. We enjoyed the views of flowers, trees, vineyards, mountains and the distant sea before coming back home. :)

 Simon's restaurant at Groot Constantia.
 Date afternoon. :)
 We shared an amazing chocolate mousse.
 The side of the old manor house.
 The original wine cellar.
 Walking up the oak-lined avenue.
 The historical bath.
 Rows of grape vines as we walk back down the road.
 View to the bottom of the avenue.
 Rolling lawns at Groot Constantia.
 Large oak trees lining the road.
With Candace in front of Groot Constantia vineyards and the Constantiaberg mountain behind.

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