Security Estates Constantia
Prestige aplenty in Constantia’s security estates
Fine & Country South Africa is a leading estate agency which specialises in a specific property market sector – assisting and advising affluent clients in their search for specified prime properties – the sale and purchase of such luxurious properties, which are located in the most prestigious, affluent areas of South Africa.
Constantia is one of this country’s most prestigious suburbs, which speaks volumes about its desirability. The same applies to the freehold properties and state-of-the-art, luxurious, modern security estates in this breathtaking location.
Settled by a Dutch settler
Virtually ever since the superb Cape Town area (now a Cape Town suburb), Constantia, was occupied and given its name by an early Dutch settler, this exceptionally scenic area has had a prestigious pedigree and reputation.
Upholding centuries-old prestige
Nowadays, the world-class, luxurious security estates which nestle in the Constantia Valley and broader area of the same name, uphold the original prestige first accorded to the area, when a Governor of the Cape established his residence here.
This occurred not many years after Jan van Riebeeck and his accompanying parties went ashore in Cape Town during April 1652, there to establish an expatriate Dutch settlement. The settlers were expected to supply fresh provisions to seamen aboard the Dutch East India Company’s fleet of passing ships.
In search of arable land
Early Dutch settlers in the Cape began to explore the regions adjacent to their base off Table Bay, in part because the soil and land near the bay weren’t particularly fertile and they needed to establish farms to support their intended role as suppliers of foodstuffs to sailors. Nutrient-rich, arable land was found in Constantia and Stellenbosch by Simon van der Stel, then the Governor of the Cape, who became the owner of a farm – Constantia.
763 hectares known as “Constantia”
It’s not unusual that van der Stel named Stellenbosch after himself. It is thought that he gave Constantia its name to honour and recognise the daughter of one Commissioner Rijckloff van Goens, who had granted approximately 763 hectares of prime agricultural land to van der Stel.
After van der Stel’s death, his property was split into 3 farms – Groot (Large) Constantia, Klein (Small) Constantia, and Bergvliet. Today, tourists and residents of this exclusive area, as well as investors in properties here have a great deal for which to thank van der Stel – his foresight in acquiring the farm in this prime location, where he once planted grape vines to meet the expats’ European taste for wine.
Subsequent enduring highlights of this prestigious area for which folks are appreciative include renowned wine farms, vineyards, and wine estates – some of which produce several of the best wines in the world, including wines bottled, marketed, and sold under the renowned Constantia label and brand.
Gated security estates
Various luxurious gated estates are additional highlights and aspirational features of Constantia. They’re all residential and are designed to provide security, safety, a matchless lifestyle, and peace of mind for security-conscious affluent residents of this lovely valley area.
Because there is a multitude of new, innovative effective security systems and measures on offer, Constantia’s security estates are equipped and finished with the very best appointments, facilities, and technology that’s available to those who have the means to acquire them. Each prestigious security estate features its own, unique, bespoke systems.
However, your dedicated Fine & Country South Africa agent will take you through every feature and measure of the security estate properties in Constantia which are significant to a prospective buyer and discerning resident of a part of van der Stel’s erstwhile farm.