Cape Town. – On Wednesday night I had the great pleasure of attending the official launch of the Constantia Valley 1685 Tourism Office at Groot Constantia, with a collection of their lovely members there to meet. I also got to taste their delicious newly bottled Pink Pinot Noir/Chardonnay MCC 2013, not yet released to the public. There is so very much to do in this valley and it was a pleasure to be introduced to a part of the city that I don’t know as well as I should.
Afterwards, so that I never had to drive home to Wellington, I was invited to spend the night at nearby Dongola Guest House, a wonderful place to stay. A beautiful and relaxed guesthouse on one of Constantia’s many green belts with uninterrupted views towards the mountain.
Surrounded by 9 vineyards including the 330 year old Groot Constantia, friendly pubs, superb restaurants, from easy eating to fine dining, golf courses and the magnificent Kirstenbosch botanical gardens. Two gorgeous pups for company and incredibly attentive and warm service.
What a special place to retreat to on a chilly winter’s night.
Also boiled egg and toasty soldiers for breakfast … When last did I have that?
Thank you for including me at the event and to you Mike and Sally for hosting me at Dongola. Truly the most wonderful place to retreat to, and I’m assured by many of their regulars, that once you’ve stayed there, you won’t want to stay anywhere else in the Cape … More here: http://www.dongolahouse.co.za/ and follow them on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.
Seen on the walls of the Groot Constantia Tasting Room, art from Art on Constantia.