Groot Constantia is the oldest wine-producing farm in the country and is maintained as a national monument by the Groot Constantia Trust. In 1679 Simon van der Stel was appointed by the Dutch East India Company to govern the Cape of Good Hope. After years of loyal service, he was granted some 763ha behind Table Mountain. Over the years the wines produced on the estate caught the attention of influential people across the globe. Its well-preserved history has made the farm on of the country's most visited tourist attractions.
Jonkershuis Constantia is nestled in the traditional heart of the Groot Constantia Wine Estate next to the historic Homestead and surrounded by ancient oak trees. The Jonkershuis eatery boasts a diversity of locations from private banqueting grandeur, to intimate interior fire side dining, from typical Italian village gatherings in our courtyard to family style lunches next to the front lawns, where children can safely play, reminiscent of a bygone era. Jonkershuis is conscious of the origin, sustainability and the ethical content of all the food we prepare, as well as reflecting the rich Cape Malay heritage of our "home", which lends a magical and old world charm to any occasion held here.
At Simon’s we believe the quality of the meal starts with the quality of the ingredients. Fresh, seasonal and local. Our menu changes to make the most of every Cape season and we cook every meal from fresh. We have 3 dining experiences on offer to visitors: an a la carte restaurant, deli café experience and popular picnics. All time classics as well as a few of our own creations will be found on our menu. Try our famous Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder, Braised Pork Belly, Burgers, Classic Fish & Chips or vegetarian options and end off with one of our mouth-watering desserts. Our family farm-styled deli café is a unique and alternative dining experience in the Constantia valley. The setting is relaxed with an open kitchen atmosphere to keep you entertained while enjoying the flavours, sights and aromas.