Constantia Uitsig Hotel!

There are days when I absolutely love my life, and one of those days was Tuesday when I took up an invitation to overnight at The Constantia Uitsig Hotel. For spoily days and treat nights this is the place to be, and I loved it! Actually it left me so relaxed and happy that I’ve struggled to get back into work mode …

Some background, Constantia Uitsig is set in the heart of the Constantia Valley and is part of the original farm that was owned by the early Governor of the Cape Simon van der Stel. Until 1940 it was known as Constantia View with the Lategan family having owned it for five generations. Enter the new era with David and Marlene McCay buying the farm in 1988 and beginning a transformation with love and lightness which brings us to the Constantia Uitsig of today.

With 16 lovely hotel rooms, three seriously well know restaurants, an incredible Spa and a private cricket oval, this is a place to meet all desires. What struck me was how rural the setting is, and how quiet, yet it is set in a built up area. The rows of vineyards are immaculately kept and the English style gardens are full of squirrels, water features and benches to retreat to. I think I may be gushing …

The rooms are widely spread and private with their own gardens …

Rooms come in different categories: Garden Twin, Victorian Double, Manor Suite, Family and Superior Suites. Children are welcome and the setting allows them to take some space whilst travelling. Each room is slightly different in style, fabrics are warm and the style inviting, there is an air of opulence and luxury throughout. My room was amazing, it had a King size bed, enormous lounge area, beautiful bathroom with separate bath and shower and a mini bar is full of goodies, including jelly beans which make me so happy …

Welcome letters and complimentary vouchers to enjoy a wine tasting balance against a vase of roses. The bathrooms are stocked with yum products and there is a strong sense of environmental awareness. And if you think it couldn’t get any better, there are four resident cats to welcome you and rub up against your ankles.Constantia Uitsig is indeed a special place, and one that warrants an extended stay, whether its to serve as a base from which to explore Cape Town or a place to relax or celebrate a special occasion. You need to walk it in the early mornings whilst the dew is still wet on the lawn. To take in the mountain views and look in on the vineyards. It is a place steeped in history, with every modern convenience offered for your pleasure, with such understatement.
Look at their website for more, and take note of the packages on offer. Oh and be sure to drop me a note once you’ve been, I don’t want to be the only one gushing about this magical place … 

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