With its historic Cape Dutch homestead and superb views across the valley and False Bay, Klein Constantia, some 15 minutes by ... More
With its historic Cape Dutch homestead and superb views across the valley and False Bay, Klein Constantia, some 15 minutes by car from Cape Town, has frequently been described as one of the world's most beautiful vineyard locations. The estate forms part of the land granted to Simon van der Stel in 1685. This early Dutch Governor of the Cape planted the first vineyards in Constantia, which later produced the legendary Constantia dessert wine. Requested by Napoleon and praised in the writings of Charles Dickens and Jane Austen, this wine was sought after by the European elite of the 18th and 19th centuries. Continuing the standards of a glorious bygone era, all Klein Constantia's wines are grown, made and bottled on the estate.
A leper colony, an asylum and a prison are just some of Robben Island's incarnations during its turbulent history. Now
housing a museum, it is located about 11km from Cape Town's harbor and is most famous as a penal ...
The Cape Peninsula is possibly one of the most spectacular combination of sea and mountain scenery in the world. At
Cape Point, one also finds a treasure house of some 1200 different species of fynbos (Afrikaans for 'fine bush') ...
The OVC Travel Office specializes in cheap flights, visa services, travel insurance, work holiday visas, a full range of day
tours, overland tours, and southern Africa excursions. In Cape Town, OVC are probably best known for arranging the (seemingly ...