Lovely, luxury property services in an area named Constantia
What’s in a name? In this instance, we’re not referring to a rose by any other name, but rather to Constantia in Cape Town. “Constantia” certainly does have a grand ring to it, doesn’t it?
Constantia is one of the Mother City’s premier suburbs, featuring stunningly breathtaking, luxury properties and an aspirational lifestyle to match, all situated in an area about which many only dream to live. If you want to live truly well in the Cape, you want to consider living in Constantia.
There’s no doubt that Constantia is likely to appear on your property viewing list when you engage our professional property sales and/or home search assistance at Fine & Country South Africa.
Perhaps one’s (completely accurate) perception of Constantia as an iconic area is because of its association with Groot Constantia, the heart and origin of South Africa’s wine making industry, in addition to producing world-acclaimed wines to this very day.
The Cape and Constantia’s first wine producer, Governor Simon van der Stel of the Dutch VOC, arrived at the Cape of Good Hope in 1670. Van der Stel was granted land in an area that was to become known as Constantia Valley, after he named his farm “Constantia”.
One theory suggests that he named his farm thus, after the daughter of one Commissioner Van Goens, to honour him when Van Goens apparently assisted him in his land acquisition.
It has also been claimed that van der Stel chose his farm’s name more randomly, naming it after a ship “Constantia”, which was docked in the harbour of the Cape of Good Hope. The Cape of Good Hope was previously called the Cape of Storms in 1488, so named by the Cape’s discoverer, Bartolomeo Dias, the intrepid Portuguese explorer and seafarer.
Nevertheless, most people gladly pay their levies for the pleasure of living in a lovely, well-maintained, professionally managed and solvent estate in which property values continue to increase, as does the demand for estate houses.
The Cape had another name too, a lesser known fact, but equally interesting. It was once referred to as “The Tavern of the Seas”, because of the Cape’s function as a halfway station and harbour where ships en route to the East could take on fresh food, water and provisions. No one knows for certain whether any early Constantia wines were ever taken on board.
The Cape’s top suburbs
At Fine & Country South Africa, we specialise in luxury properties, located in affluent areas. Cape Town’s top suburbs in which we provide our specialist services and property buying, selling and rental expertise, include the following, but are by no means limited to those listed below:
- V&A Marina
- Hout Bay
- Camps Bay
- Numerous golf and lifestyle estates
- Waterside and waterfront properties
Why Cape Town’s suburbs are so sought after
Cape Town has it all – beautiful, white sandy beaches, mountains, the sea, a vibrant night life, peaceful forests, landscapes, leisure and lifestyle choices, par excellence. What’s not to like/love?
Our estate agents are independent property consultants, who adhere to the strictest professional code of conduct throughout all their dealings.
Because our agents reside and/or work in the actual areas which they represent (Constantia in this case), they’re able to provide you with practical, useful information about living, working and playing in each suburb, area or region – the good and the not so great, warts and all.
You’ll receive open, honest advice and assistance to ensure that your property transactions in high-end areas, like Constantia, proceed seamlessly. You’ll be kept informed with up-to-date information on progress every step of the way.
At Fine & Country South Africa, we believe in what we do; we provide our services well, to the best of our abilities, because we also believe that you deserve the best possible professional property services in the luxury market, in Constantia and all other areas where we represent our clients.