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Spier Wine Farm

$79.00

Spier Wine Farm is situated in South Africa's most famous wineland destination; Stellenbosch, Cape town. Award winning wines & world class accommodation, just 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport.

 

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Spier Wine Farm Overview

The Spier Hotel is situated on the historic Spier wine farm in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands, just 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. The Spier Hotel dates back to 1692 and has been meticulously renovated and restored. The gracious Cape Dutch buildings are located in scenic surroundings in the Cape Winelands. The hotel is an ideal retreat for families, with a range of exciting activities on offer to keep every member of the family suitably entertained.

 

Relax beside the various swimming pools, stroll around the beautiful gardens or enjoy a picnic on the rolling green lawns. You can also appreciate the extensive collection of local art which can be seen in both the rooms and communal living areas. Other activities include a Segway tour through the vineyards or dining at Eight, Spier’s farm-to-table restaurant.

Spier Wine Farm Rooms

Spier Wine Farm Hotel has 153 rooms. Accommodation is designed to feel like a country village, with meandering paths winding their way through individual accommodation blocks. The Rooms are built village-style along the Eerste River, surrounded by vineyards, quiet gardens and historic farm buildings. The hotel captures the enigma of Cape wine country.

 

If you are traveling with children, enquire about special boxes of toys for each room.

Signature Rooms

Located upstairs, the Signature Rooms are light, airy and sunny. Furnished simply but tastefully and featuring original artworks from the Spier Collection. Each en suite bathroom has a large tub and a water-wise shower.

Signature Garden Terrace

With high, beamed ceilings and elegant furnishings, these rooms open onto fresh, green lawns. Signature Garden terrace rooms are clustered around six private courtyards, each with its own communal swimming pool, while others overlook the quietly-flowing Eerste River. The design is reminiscent of Cape Town’s historic Bo-Kaap, or a Mediterranean village where pedestrians have right of way.

Signature Riverside Rooms

With large picture windows framing the Helderberg and Eerste River the Signature Riverside Rooms have a fantastic view. These upstairs rooms are elegantly furnished, light, spacious and elevated, maximizing views of the river below and the Helderberg mountains beyond. There’s an energy-efficient mini-bar, and, in the en-suite bathroom, a separate water-wise shower and a lovely large bath.

Signature Riverside Terrace

The eight ground floor rooms overlook the Eerste River and Helderberg mountains, and flow out to the gardens beyond. Private patios, comfortable beds and original artworks from the Spier Collection make these rooms personal and unique. There’s an energy-efficient mini-bar, and, in the en-suite bathroom, a separate water-wise shower and a lovely large bath.

Suites

Family size luxury with yards of space and ambience courtesy of the Spier South African art collection. The two upstairs suites have mountain and river views. Downstairs suites open onto the gardens overlooking the river, and they have a private entertainment area with daybeds. All suites have separate living areas with sofas. Complimentary WiFi, newspapers and bottled water are all included. Comfy beds and original artworks from the Spier Collection make these spaces feel individual and inviting. There’s an energy-efficient mini-bar, and, in the en-suite bathroom, a separate water-wise shower and a lovely large bath.

ADULT SHARINGADULT SINGLECHILDREN U12
LOW SEASON

1 May – 31 August
US$US$US$
Signature Room7915812
Signature Garden Terrace8116212
Signature Riverside Room8516912
Signature Riverside Terrace8817612
Suite10521012
ADULT SHARINGADULT SINGLECHILDREN U12
MID SEASON

1 April – 30 April / 1 Sept – 30 Sept / 1 – 21 Dec
US$US$US$
Signature Room9519012
Signature Garden Terrace11222312
Signature Riverside Room12023912
Signature Riverside Terrace12825512
Suite14829512
ADULT SHARINGADULT SINGLECHILDREN U12
HIGH SEASON

8 Jan – 31 March / 1 Oct – 30 Nov
US$US$US$
Signature Room11022012
Signature Garden Terrace13426812
Signature Riverside Room14328512
Signature Riverside Terrace15130212
Suite17134212
ADULT SHARINGADULT SINGLECHILDREN U12
PEAK SEASON

22 Dec – 7 Jan
US$US$US$
Signature Room14028012
Signature Garden Terrace16432710
Signature Riverside Room17334612
Signature Riverside Terrace18336612
Suite23847512

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
• Our rates are per person per night unless we note differently
• All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
• Our best rates for accommodation are available in our customized packages

Spier Wine Farm Inclusions

• Accommodation
• Breakfast

Spier Wine Farm Amenities

• Air Conditioning
• Fan
• En-suite Bath & Shower
• Hairdryer
• In-room Safe
• Tea & Coffee-making Facilities
• Wi-fi
• Mini-bar with Spier wine, soft drinks and water
• Satellite TV
• Double Vanity
• Special toy boxes available for children

Spier Wine Farm Facilities

• Children’s Club
• Swimming Pool
• Tennis Court
• Bar
• Spa
• Restaurant

Spier Wine Farm Activities

There are a host of things to do at Spier Wine Farm. Spier the top award in the ‘Doing It All’ category in the Condé Nast Traveler World Saver Award. Below are just some of the activities you can do during your stay at Spier.

Wine Tasting

Come with your friends or bring the kids! Enjoy stunning views of the Helderberg mountains and buy wine at cellar door prices. Award-winning wine paired with innovative food is what you’ll find at the tasting room on the banks of the Spier dam. Relax in the airy lounge area, and enjoy stunning views of the Helderberg mountains, or take your glass outside onto the sunny patio and gaze across the rolling lawns. For wine tasting, settle in at the parquet tables and enjoy a set wine tasting, with or without a food pairing, or order whatever you like with an olive, cheese or cured meat board.

Picnics

Tuck into a hamper packed with delicious farm-style favorites on the shady lawns. There are four different options (including gluten-free and vegetarian) that cater for every palate and wallet. Each are made with local, natural and organic produce wherever possible. You can collect your hamper at the picnic shop. Pop into Eight to Go Deli next door too if you need to stock up on sunscreen, sweet treats, drinks and produce from the farm, before heading out to find a shady spot on the lawn.

Eagle Encounters

Eagle Encounters aims at rehabilitating and releasing birds of prey, promoting conservation and education, on land donated by Spier. Birds of prey keep the farm’s ecosystem in balance, making it possible to naturally control pests, without pesticides. Enjoy up-close-and-personal interactions with eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, kites, buzzards, snakes and lizards. Take part in heart-stopping falconry displays. Kids will also enjoy the piglets, rabbits, tortoises, chickens and unique playground.

Segway Tours

Glide through the vineyards. Two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery powered personal transporters: Segways are the coolest way to do a breezy lap around the farm. See the vineyards and natural farming practices in action against the backdrop of the soaring Helderberg. Glide around the indigenous River Garden and yin-yang wastewater recycling plant, then through the leafy vineyards. Go via the farmlands before resting your wheels and stopping for a wine tasting. A Segway tour around the winelands at dusk is a great way to see the sun set on another perfect day in the Cape.

Craft Market

Buy local and make some yourself. Take home a piece of the Spier farm life or pick out a special keepsake from the collection of contemporary and traditional artworks by Southern African craft producers. The craft market at Spier is situated under the trees, along the banks of the dam, right next to the Tasting Room. At the market you will find a showcase of some of the best craftwork produced in the greater Cape Town area. Wire and beadwork, 3-dimensional paintings, mosaics, items from recycled materials, jewellery, textiles, ceramics and woodcarving are all represented. Whether you want something simple like a key ring or fridge magnet, or a collectable art piece, there will be something to win your heart. Many of the artists work on site several days a week and would be happy to answer your questions and share the production process with you. Learn to mosaic; try your hand at beading; throw a pot. You can do it all at the Spier craft market.

Walks

There is so much to explore at Spier and it’s best done on foot (or on a Segway). Dive into history, learn more about nature, spot interesting art pieces and find out more about our sustainability ethos on one of these interesting tours.

Heritage Walk (1.5 hours or hop on/off at any point)

The Heritage Walk combines a beautiful meander through nature with some interesting facts about Spier’s heritage. The walk takes you past some of the historic buildings (such as the 1822 Manor House and South Africa’s oldest dated wine cellar). There are also some interesting facts about Spier’s natural and social heritage on the walk, and information on some of Spier’s related projects. One example is the wastewater treatment plant that combines nature, art and technology, creating a space of cleansing and healing for one of our most precious resources.

 

The walk is circular and runs through our Protea garden as well as the avenue of indigenous coral trees. For the more adventurous, there are two callout points that add about 1 hour onto the walk. The walk is approximately 1.5 hours but guests have the choice to end at any time. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

River Walk (30 minutes)

Situated on the South bank of the Eerste River, the walk gives you an opportunity to observe close-up the large variety of Proteas growing on the farm. Well-known landscape architect Patrick Watson and horticulturalist Wilton Sikhosana helped establish this beautiful walk, which celebrates the magnificent national flower of South Africa.

VoiceMap Walking Tours

Download the VoiceMap app and listen to the two audio tours on your phone: Walk the Farm (which starts at the Hotel entrance) and the historic Gables tour (which begins at the Tasting Room).

Kids Activities

The Kids’ Clubhouse has been specially designed to roll out fun and secure childcare services for young hotel guests. While you are out wine tasting, at the pool or having lunch on the farm, know that your children are being thoughtfully cared for. There is an imaginative variety of developmentally appropriate activities for children, from age 2-12. Icing biscuits and pizza-making. Feather arts and farm walks. And lots more. There are two indoor play rooms, two bathrooms/toilets, two undercover outdoor porches and an outdoor play area. Parents may order lunch from the restaurant menu, or leave a packed lunch (mid-morning or mid-afternoon).


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