The Last Word Constantia
With just seven suites and guestrooms, this boutique gem is a graceful and leafy haven nestled within the oldest wine valley in South Africa. Situated between Cape Town and rolling vineyards, it is the perfect pastoral escape within close proximity to the city. Sample local wine around the solar-heated pool, surrounded by lush gardens, or bask in the morning sunshine on your private patio. Breakfast is served in the light-flooded conservatory; enjoy a picnic lunch in the garden; and make a dinner reservation at one of Cape Town’s many award-winning restaurants.
- Winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence
- Seven pastel-hued guestrooms and suites have private patios or pools
- Boutique size provides a private and exclusive feel
- Take a refreshing dip in the solar-heated pool
- Relax with in-room spa treatments
- Explore Cape Town with insider tips from the travel planning team
- Sip and swirl local varietals in an excursion to the oldest wine region in South Africa
From The Last Word Constantia, much of what to see and do in Cape Town is within easy reach. Plan ahead to book a table at the famous Test Kitchen, one of the best restaurants in South Africa. Admire the blooming flowers in the Kirstenbosch Gardens, an access point to hiking trails that ascend Table Mountain. Catch some rays at popular Clifton Fourth Beach, go stand-up paddle boarding at Bloubergstrand, and watch the African penguins putter around on Boulders Beach.
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The seven, breezy guestrooms and suites resemble a country cottage, with floral patterns, a pastel color palette, and cream carpets, while candelabras and marble bathrooms with heated floors add a touch of opulence. Suites have their distinct sets of extras: the two-bedroom Family Suite has a game room with a Nintendo Wii; the Pool Suites have private gardens and pools; and the Elegant Suites feature an open plan double shower adorned with mosaics.
Graze on snacks on your patio, sip your tea curled up on an overstuffed couch, and savor a glass of port before bedtime — a bed with 300-thread-count sheets awaits.
Explore Cape Town under the guidance of the hotel’s expert team of travel planners, who can secure dinner reservations, book guided tours of Cape Town, and arrange chauffeur services to whisk you to heritage farms and white-gabled wineries. If you are hiring a car, there’s secure off-street parking and 24-hour security.
Breakfast is hosted in the conservatory overlooking the gardens, where you can request your choice of hot breakfast served alongside fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, and pastries. When it comes to lunch and dinner, Cape Town and Constantia are brimming with superb restaurants. The hotel can also pack a picnic basket lunch for you to take on your outings.
Peddlars – Head next door to Peddlars for a casual dinner of delicious beer-battered hake and chips or butternut, beetroot, and feta salad. A staff member will escort you into the restaurant through a side entrance.
On a sunny afternoon, swing by the hotel’s bar and pop open a bottle of South Africa’s variety of sparkling wine, Méthode Cap Classique (MCC). Sip on the flutes of bubbly while lounging around the solar-heated pool framed by leafy greenery. Then retreat to your suite for an in-room massage.
Explore the wineries of the Constantia Valley, starting with Groot Constantia, founded in 1685. Learn all about the rich history of this region, and end with a leisurely lunch on the terrace of Constantia Glen, a boutique wine estate with sweeping mountain and valley views. The following morning, hike to the summit of the imposing Table Mountain or explore the port city of Cape Town: Robben Island, District Six Museum, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art, and a road trip from the Cape Peninsula to Cape Point are just a handful of the top things to do.
The Last Word Constantia
Situated in the Western Cape’s oldest wine valley, The Last Word Constantia is in one of Cape Town’s most exclusive neighborhoods, just outside the City Bowl, and less than 30 minutes from the airport.
Cape Town International Airport is 15 mi / 24 km away.