The grounds of the hotel are well looked after and the surrounding oaks offer plenty of shade for quiet moments of contemplation.
The grounds of the hotel are well looked after and the surrounding oaks offer plenty of shade for quiet moments of contemplation.
The Alphen Boutique Hotel in Constantia was declared a national monument in 1973. Pictures: Janine Smith
The Alphen Boutique Hotel in Constantia was declared a national monument in 1973. Pictures: Janine Smith

Situated on just over 11 acres of land, the Alphen was originally part of the Groot Constantia Estate and has been evolving constantly since the late 17th century.

Situated on just over 11 acres of land, the Alphen was originally part of the Groot Constantia Estate and has been evolving constantly since the late 17th century.