Vineyard Audio Guide: Deep Roots and Trade Routes

    Groot constantia logo
    17 Mar 2017
    Clock 50min      Length2mi
    38 ratings


    Vineyard Audio Guide: Deep Roots and Trade Routes

    NARRATOR: Hello, and welcome to this walk through the vineyards here at Groot Constantia. You should be standing outside the entrance to the cellar.

    I’m going to lead you on a loop through the estate, and together we’ll explore some of the reasons why it is this location that makes Groot Constantia special. We’ll stop in at a historic bath that most visitors never see, and pass by a copse of old, indigenous trees. But our story on this walk is mostly about grapes both white and red, from shoot to flower and berry to raisin.

    You can’t see it right now, but there’s a mountain behind the cellar. It’s one part of Table Mountain National Park. On every other side of the estate, you’ll find the busy commuter suburbs of Cape Town.

    Balancing the needs of this thriving farm with the natural and urban environments around it is the job of Jean Naude, Groot Constantia’s CEO.

    JEAN: Hi I'm Jean Naude, Groot Constantia's CEO. Welcome to this tour of our wonderful estate. If you look at where we’re situated, we’re completely surrounded by the residential areas of Cape Town. And I think we’re the farm with the most neighbours. These neighbours take ownership of the farm. They feel it’s part of their garden.

    N: You’ll hear from Jean again soon. For now, let's get going!

    Turn your back to the cellar, then walk along the path and down the steps ahead of you.

    VoiceMap uses your phone's GPS to play audio automatically, in exactly the right place. Periods of silence are normal, and if you go off course, we'll tell you. To get yourself back on track, take a look at the map on your screen. But for now, put your phone away and enjoy the breath-taking views. You'll hear from me again in a moment.

Similar Audio Tours in Cape Town

Img 1365
by Lauren Edwards in Cape Town
06 Oct 2014
Landscape of change cover pic2

Landscape of Change

Distance 1mi
Duration 35min
7 ratings

Like many African cities, Cape Town has an identity disorder. It’s trying to overcome it – to reconcile the stories of its past with a new story, about its future, but because people with diverse origins call the city home, space here is... More»

Locicon 18 Governmen...
 dsc0393j portrait 2
by Justin Fox in Cape Town
12 Sep 2019
Justin fox lighthouse cropped

Mouille Point Promenade: A Maritime Meander

Distance 2mi
Duration 60min
20 ratings

Justin Fox has an abiding passion for the Mouille Point seafront, where he has lived since 2000. Join him on a walk that takes in the evocative history of shipwrecks, gun batteries, early lighthouses and tragic suicide. The route sets out from... More»

Locicon Haul Road
Profile pic
by Jeanette Clarke in Cape Town
24 Nov 2016

Kirstenbosch Walking Tour

Distance 1mi
Duration 45min
25 ratings

This walking tour takes you on a loop through the lower slopes of the gardens. It has a little bit of everything of interest, including botany, history, landscape, art and culture. It’s a walk of sensual delight through the natural beauty of the... More»

Locicon Braille Trail