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Groot Constantia is a good place to start your exploration of the Cape's oldest and closest Winelands, an area that comprises eight wineries, the most famous being Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, Buitenverwachting, Uitsig, and Steenberg. All feature Cape Dutch homesteads, oaks, and acres of vineyards, and because they're about 30 minutes from town, spending time here is definitely recommended, particularly if you aren't venturing into the surrounding Winelands. If you're looking for an ideal luncheon venue, look no farther than Buitenverwachting or Uitsig -- both are on the eastern slopes of the Constantiaberg, with views of vineyards and the sea, and both are renowned for their cuisine.

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