Trip to Eagles’ Nest in the Constantia Valley
Today we decided to go and investigate “Eagle’s Nest” in the Constantia Valley.
It is one of the stops offered on the Red City Sightseeing Bus “Blue Route”.
I have driven to Hout Bay so many times and this little gem is nestled in the corner on your way up about a kilometre from the top of Constantia Nek on the left hand side. There is a sign post “Eagle’s Nest” but I have obviously been too busy driving to notice it! (The beauty of being on the bus – you see so much more!) There are security gates at the entrance, and you do have to sign in but it’s all good! Once you are inside the property, the locked gates at the entrance are long since forgotten!
It is a magic setting – surrounded by high trees and plants and a wonderful lawn area in front of the cottage. It is so peaceful with a little stream running through the front of the property as well. The cottage is light and airy and has beautiful décor – simple and very pleasing to the eye. It definitely has the ‘WOW’ factor!
We were greeted by a very helpful young lady who definitely knew the wines and the history of the farm so well. She was very informative about the estate in general and had lots of interesting information for us. They have apparently won many awards for their wines and I can see why! I bought two bottles of wine for my collection and am looking forward to pairing them with good food and company! (They are open seven days a week)
One of the wines is named after the Verreaux Eagles which have nested on the Table Mountain Range for many years. They support the Western Cape Raptor Research Program in their efforts with the last remaining nest. One of their red wines is named “Little Eagle”.
Apparently they are introducing cheese platters which you can purchase when you do your wine tasting.. I am so sorry I missed it!! I will definitely be going back – and taking visitors and friends along with me – and definitely want to try that cheese platter!
It was so nice to discover yet another place to go to in our beautiful City!
Thanks Cape Town City Sightseeing!
My Name is Yvonne Luden. I have always been passionate about photography for as long as I can remember. I spent the whole of my first salary buying my first camera – a second hand one at that! I have upgraded each time and now am the proud owner of a Nikon D200. I just love taking photos around our beautiful city and country. I also love taking photos of children and fun family shots. I feel that one learns from every single picture you take, and one can only get better!