Constantia – Community

If you are looking for a property for sale in Constantia it is always important to know something of the people who reside in the suburb.

The Constantia Community

Constantia is an affluent suburb of Cape Town with a deep heritage that is reflected within the Constantia Community. At times it has played the role of home for well-known people such as Mark Thatcher, the son of Margaret Thatcher and Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, the brother of the late Princess Diana, both lived in Constantia. Mark’s house is now owned by Sahara Computers.

In  1661, during the Dutch conquest of Sumatra, Sheik Abdurachman Matebe Shah and his companion Sheikh Mahmoud were banished to Constantia by the Dutch. Sheik Abdurachman is regarded as one of the three people that first brought Islam to South Africa. The kramat at Klein Constantia is built on the site where Sheik Abdurachman is thought to have died in 1681 or 1682.

The Constantia community continues to reflect its deep heritage with many families being able to claim Constantia “home” for many generations.

With its close proximity to Cape Town CBD and the airport  many prominent South African businessmen and women, along with senior executives, have chosen to make the suburb their residence. In addition its many amenities have proven to be a magnet for families with excellent schooling on the doorstep and a host of things to do.

South Africa and Cape Town’s growing reputation internationally has also seen Constantia attract a number of foreigners. Seduced by the valley’s charms, it is common to bump into many different nationalities at one of the many restaurants or coffee shops.

Cosmopolitan by nature, the amenities reflect this with a selection of shops presenting worldwide wares and a cuisine selection from around the world.

The Constantia community ratepayers association

The Constantia Community is rightly proud of where they live and has a very active rate payers association as well as a number of other institutions aimed at promoting and protecting the Constantia legacy and way of life.

Whether you are seeking a country retreat away from the hustle bustle, a retirement destination or that ideal family home ,  you can be sure to find it in the exclusive suburb of Constantia.

If you are looking to purchase property in Constantia and learn more about the Constantia Community, Our  Constantia property consultant, Marco Garuti, can be contacted by email here or by phoning + 27 (0) 83 265 8800.