Last Word


February 7, 2023

All you need to know - Last Word Constantia

"It is a no-brainer when deciding where to stay in Cape Town!" declares Tess Ellis-Brown, General Manager of award-wining Last Word Constantia.

All you need to know - Last Word Constantia

To our great delight, Tess and her team placed fifth in the annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, 'Best Hotels in Southern Africa 2022'. We are immensely proud of this achievement—congratulations to Tess, Sam and the team at the lauded Constantia Winelands-based hotel. The golden seal of approval from readers of Condé Nast Traveler aside, the little hotel with oodles of heart scores big across the rating platforms, hitting an average of 4.7 out of 5 (based on 191 reviews).

"It's unnecessary to stay in the city centre/Atlantic seaboard as we have far more to offer guests – away from the maddening crowds, a 20-minute drive from the V&A Waterfront. Located in South Africa's premier wine region in the Cape, Constantia, many world-class epicurean destination restaurants are situated mere minutes away. Moreover, many championship golf courses are on the hotel's doorstep, including Royal Cape, Africa's most historic championship golf course. Our team can help plan your stay to the tee."

"Neighbouring Peddlars On The Bend pub, loved by locals, is open all day with the last rounds bell ringing at 11 pm (customary in traditional pubs). Hotel guests wander next door through our 'secret garden' gate for easy access. Take a table in the laid-back leafy beer garden from which to watch the world go by. Pair scrumptious pub grub with one of their many ales on tap, a delightful Constantia valley wine or a refreshing Cape botanical G&T. Local is lekker! The lush Constantia Valley offers a way to appreciate 'The Mother City', Cape Town, sans the hustle and bustle of the busy city centre and Waterfront. The quaint small village atmosphere and the calmness in Constantia are unrivalled, as is the ambience at Last Word Constantia. Those who live here relish great food, fine wine, exquisite art, exciting history and a stunning outdoor lifestyle in one of the most extraordinary valleys on earth, Constantia.When visiting, you will be delighted whether you're a gastronome, culture vulture or outdoorsy. A stay at Last Word Constantia means you unpack once and enjoy the nearby and further afield attractions and activities appealing to all age groups."

"Savvy travellers have a strong passion for experiences that take them to less apparent destinations, of which Last Word Constantia is one – out of the melee of the Waterfront and City Centre but close enough to experience the vibrant energy of the inner city. The dawn of the 'anywhere traveller' is here. Our hotel is an excellent choice for digital nomads because of our superb WIFI, robust investment in solar-powered off-grid infrastructure, and tranquil location within striking distance of the inner city. Travel anywhere, anytime but to places off the well-trodden trail, like the storied Constantia Valley in Cape Town. "Last Word's Group General Manager, Nicky Coenen, adds, "Last Word Constantia meets the niche market of digital nomads – the aspirational idea of living and working in places not yet discovered, Instagrammed or ravaged by mass tourism. Think of working in a relaxed, tranquil, beautiful environment and then being close enough to explore the City of Cape Town; immerse yourself like a local – stay longer and learn. Here, holiday experiences are not limited to weekends; you can have this at any time and mix travel purposes – remote work is the forthcoming trend. And we are right there in the centre of it all."

"Last Word Constantia meets travel consumers' needs for new, authentic and luxurious experiences that enable self-fulfilment. Our idea of luxury travel allows our guests to be surrounded by nature and immersed in our unique Cape culture, where we offer the ultimate in bespoke experiences. The quirky décor style deliberately invites the spirit of nature into the hotel, sparking a stirring sentiment in our guests, often devoid in large-scale hotels. It is about inspirational messages rooted in local culture that transcend traditionally staid hotel rooms and public spaces. Gift yourself a day in our magnificent gardens, perfect for relaxing under the shade of tall trees or lazing by our sparkling pool. Elevate the experience by pre-ordering one of our signature picnic boxes. Please help yourself to a refreshing soft drink (it is Dry January, after all). If you fancy something with a little kick, our range of delicious, hand-picked wines, spirits and beers will surely hit the spot."

"The valley is a perfect adventure stop for the family – so many outdoor activities to explore – suitable activities and all age appropriate.Hiking, cycling, and running trails abound. Acrobranch is an exciting aerial adventure park with zip lines, Tarzan swings, cargo nets and other age-appropriate obstacles; Constantia Bike Park, Clay Café and many indoor adventure parks to visit on a rainy day.What's more, world-class surfing/kayaking beaches are within half an hour's drive from our property. The jaw-droppingly beautiful National Botanical Garden Kirstenbosch is only a 15-minute drive away from us. A firm favourite of Capetonians, Kirstenbosch Gardens hosts vibrant outdoor concerts, outdoor cinema events, craft markets and art exhibitions. A lesser-known yet unmissable attraction in Cape Town is the nearby Drumstruck at Silver Mist – a fantastic interactive African music experience ideal for all the family. Visits to Kalk Bay and Boulders Beach (the latter made famous by the 'tuxedoed' African Jackass penguins), discovering the unique fauna and flora on the dramatic coastline of Cape Point are within an easy drive from our hotel."

And there you have it. All the best reasons to stay at our lovely Last Word Constantia. Keen to book your place in the sun? Please reach out to Widad and Taryn, our helpful reservationists.


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