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July 16, 2021

Local is Luxury at Last Word Constantia

At Last Word Intimate hotels & Safari Camps, local is luxury. Our proudly South African collection of intimate hotels embraces our home-grown award-winning style of 'beyond boutique' hospitality. With us, you'll find kindness flows and lovely people meet. We cherish getting to know and understand each of our guests personally to deliver the best possible experience. We take you into the hidden heart of Constantia Valley, our 5-star 'beyond boutique' in the city.

Local is Luxury at Last Word Constantia

The Last Word Constantia is located in South Africa's storied Constantia Winelands. Under vines, the valley is a patchwork quilt of natural beauty.
We are here to help you unlock a magical stay. Allow Last Word Constantia to be your sanctuary in the city that holds the key to the history, and elegance of this unique area. Here, you can relax your mind and rest easy, enjoying an unforgettable time, every new friendship forged is an enduring one.
Although winter has arrived in the southern hemisphere, we enjoy a Mediterranean climate in the Cape. The weather is generally mild and pleasant, so even in this secret season, there are plenty of opportunities to bask in the warm winter glow and breathe deeply. So, what's happening in and around Cape Town? There's wine, waves, whale watching, and so much more.

Grape Escape

Situated in the oldest wine valley in South Africa, Last Word Constantia is on the doorstep of ten stunning wine farms. So, wine tasting in this region is a must. Visit Constantia Glen, Beau Constantia, Silvermist, Eagle's Nest, Groot Constantia, Steenberg, Constantia Uitsig, Klein Constantia, Buitenverwachting, or High Constantia for a wonderful experience. What about a delicious winter meal to pair with your wine? Then there are world-renowned restaurants that are sure to fulfil your expectations. Some of our favourites include La Colombe, Foxcroft, Chefs Warehouse, Greenhouse at The Cellars, Catarina's, and Steenberg 1682.

Fresh and Grounded

We love a good market! Do you relish the idea of savouring fresh local flavours served up by the friendliest locals? Our Cape markets are legendary for their international zest, unique crafts, delicious eats and unmistakable African vibe. There's so much to explore, so many amazing people to meet. Think artisanal food hubs, fresh produce, craft brews and the smell of freshly baked bread. Live music is a bonus, a wonderful accompaniment to good food, great company and a wonderful fresh air market experience. Food markets are the playground for the city's celebs, food fanatics, couples and families seeking a dash of inspiration. They've also become the hotspot for visitors looking to blend in and march to the beat of the city's drum.
So, what are some of our favourite food markets? Chilled Market at the Range is mere minutes away from our front door. Expect an array of tasty dishes, a kiddies zone, live music, and craft brews; we give it a double thumbs up!
Further afield, discover the Oranjezicht City Farm Market, The Neighbourgoods Market, the Tokai Earth Market, and Cape Point Vineyards Market get our nod. Are you seeking something more urban-inspired? Then try the V&A Food Market or Mojo Market in Seapoint. There is food and entertainment for the whole family.
Last Word Concierge Insider Tip: We can take care of all your restaurant bookings in advance. We have excellent relationships with our nourishing neighbours.

Silver Screen Valley

How about drive-in movies? Then look no further than the Galileo Open Air Cinema. With locations throughout Cape Town (Constantia, Durbanville, Rondebosch and Tamboerskloof), this outdoor cinema usually runs throughout the year, during all seasons. The Galileo Open Air Cinema provides an evening of fun, with a line-up of flicks to suit all ages and genres. During winter, enjoy a Winter Wonderland theme, as well as Christmas in July, with plenty of opportunities to dress up, decorate your car, and take part in the festivities.

A Whale of a Time

South Africa is fortunate to be one of the destinations where you can participate in whale watching by land or sea. You can expect to see some magnificent sightings during their annual migration from the icy territories of the Antarctic to the warmer waters of the Indian Ocean, where they congregate to feed and breed. As the peak calving season is during the southern hemisphere winter, the best time for viewing is during July and August. So, where are the best spots for whale watching? Our locals and savvy travellers know that some of the world's best whale watching is in False Bay, our watery backyard. Though not guaranteed, sightings in this area are plentiful, via boat tours or scenic spots such as Boyes Drive, just above Kalk Bay and the mountainside above Simon's Town. Just be sure to bring a pair of binoculars! You cannot beat the whale-watching opportunities from Last Word Long Beach, situated directly on the beach. Here, embark on an ocean safari from the comfort of your couch or bed. Life-changing!

Art and About

Are you an art lover? Then a visit to Norval Foundation, mere minutes away from Last Word Constantia, is a must. One of the hottest art galleries and exhibitions spaces right now, Norval Foundation's fascinating exhibits delight year-round. Encounter enlivening 20th- and 21st-century visual art by some of the world's most renowned artists like Jackson Hlungwani, Georgina Gratrix and more; lose yourself in this inspired maze of cultural expression. You can also explore the Sculpture Garden or dine at the fabulous Skotnes Restaurant, located against the backdrop of the Steenberg Wine Farm and adjacent to the Table Mountain National Park. Experience fine art within the embrace of Mother Nature.

Last Word Concierge Insider Tip: Ask us about Norval Foundation's complimentary or private tours.

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