Spier Hotel, situated on the historic Stellenbosch wine farm, is the ideal family-friendly location from which to explore the Cape Winelands. Spier, which has been ranked within the top 100 vineyards in the world, houses one of South Africa’s largest contemporary art collections, and offers a variety of restaurants and award-winning wines. The village-style hotel – reminiscent of a quaint village – caters to guests’ every need, from rest and relaxation to adventures for kids and adults.
Suite – 4 Rooms
There are four suites, all individually designed and decorated. The two upstairs suites have stunning views of the Helderberg Mountains and Eerste River. The ground floor suites both open onto the gardens with a private area featuring comfortable daybeds inviting an afternoon doze with a book and glass of wine. All the suites feature top quality linen in the bedrooms and comfortable sofas in the lounge areas, with original artworks by contemporary South African artists.
Signature Riverside Terrace rooms – 7 Rooms
These ground floor rooms offer direct access to the lush gardens outside, with views of the Eerste River and Helderberg mountains. Their private patios are ideal for enjoying a glass of our award-winning wine in the tranquility of nature.
Signature Riverside Rooms – 6 Rooms
Located upstairs, the Signature Riverside rooms are light, airy and sun-filled, with views of the Eerste river below and the Helderberg mountains in the distance. Rooms are decorated with original artworks from the Spier Collection.
Signature Garden Terrace Rooms – 41 Rooms
One of the distinguishing features of the Spier Hotel is its collection of six courtyards – each with its own swimming pool. Signature Garden Rooms have direct access to the pool and lush garden, as well as a shaded outdoor patio where you can unwind with a glass of our award-winning wine.
The rooms are decorated in a calm neutral colour palette with warm wooden furniture and splashes of vibrant colour. They feature king-size comfortable beds and original artworks from the Spier Collection. The en suite bathrooms have separate showers and large baths. In keeping with our sustainability ethos, mini bars are energy efficient and showerheads water wise.
Signature Rooms – 22 Rooms
Located upstairs in our village-style buildings, our Signature Rooms are light, airy and sun-filled. The rooms are simply and tastefully appointed, and feature large comfortable beds and original artworks from the Spier Collection. The en suite bathrooms incorporate a generous-size bath and a separate shower. In keeping with our sustainability ethos, mini bars are energy efficient and showerheads water wise.
Fire places • Individually controlled air conditioners • Ceiling fans • Separate shower and bath Double vanity • Remote controlled satellite TV • Electronic door locks • Complimentary uncapped Wi-Fi • Hairdryer and shaver outlet (220/110 volts) • Complimentary tea and coffee station Mini-bar • In-room safes • Work station
ON-SITE DINING OPTIONS
Many of the ingredients we use are grown at Spier; the rest is sourced from trusted suppliers. Spier Hotel Restaurant & Wine Bar • In-room dining • Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery • Spier Picnics • Spier Farm Café
Spier was voted one of the 100 World’s Best Vineyards in 2021, and Editor’s Choice – Winery of the Year 2022. Join us for one of our wine tasting and food platters overlooking our dam and with views of the Helderberg mountains. Settle in and admire the iconic Heath Nash chandelier – made from 334 recycled Spier wine bottles and weighing 370kgs – which hangs above the tasting counter. You can enjoy a set wine tasting with or without a food pairing, or order whatever you like with an olive, cheese or cured meat board.
TASTE AND BUY WINE
Enjoy our award-winning wine at the Spier Tasting Room. Opt for a tasting experience or order your favorite wine with an olive, cheese or cured meat board. Stock up and buy our wine at cellar door prices.
Open daily: 09:00 – 17:00
Open daily: 09:00 – 16:00
Please ensure that bookings are made and confirmed at least 48 hours in advance.
Join us for a contemporary country breakfast, lunch or dinner, or take a seat at our wine bar for your favorite drinks and some tasty snacks. Our chefs take pride in creating the most delicious dishes, from burgers and game to a variety of traditional farm specialties’.
Bike The Farm
Discover the farm for free, using one of the Qhubeka Buffalo Bicycles located at the Spier Hotel entrance. These are sturdy and strong machines, designed for rough African terrain (and prove more than a match for our farm roads). Designed by Chicago-based World Bicycle Relief and assembled in South Africa, these bikes were named by the BBC as one of the 10 most beautiful bikes in the world.
VoiceMap Walking Tours
Spier has two audio tours you can listen to on your smartphone using the VoiceMap app (available on Google Play and the App Store):
- The Gables tour takes you around Spier’s historic farmyard, the Werf, offering a fictionalized account of the world of a Stellenbosch wine farm around 200 years ago. It was researched and written by acclaimed playwright, Brett Bailey. The narrator is Sannie de Goede, a slave woman on the Spier Estate in 1836, on the eve of her freedom.
- The hour-long Walk the Spier Farm tour will introduce you to the farm’s many facets: from art and wines to hospitality and heritage. You’ll also discover our efforts to forge a sustainable future, through biodynamic farming, the rehabilitation of fragile indigenous ecosystems and our eco-friendly wastewater plant and water-wise winery.
Close to our Tasting Room, the Spier Craft Market showcases craftwork at eight custom-designed units – each manned by a cluster of artists. Wire and beadwork, 3D paintings, mosaics, items from recycled materials, jewelry, 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.
The Spier Spa
Take time off from real life and indulge in a facial or massage at the Spier spa, set inside the spacious Spier Hotel. Melt away tension and feel revived and refreshed with a full programme of skin, body and massage treatments on the menu.
Eagle Encounters has been going strong since 2001, 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, where we fly birds to you. Kids will also enjoy our piglets, rabbits, tortoises, chickens and unique playground.
The Segway PT (personal transport) is a two-wheeled, self balancing electric vehicle. Users lean forward to go forwards, lean back to go backwards and turn using a “lean steer” handlebar. As you glide through the farm past our beautiful vineyards and pastures, your guide will share interesting insights about farming, Spier’s river walk and wastewater treatment plant.
Spier Elemental Play Garden
The Spier Elemental Garden is just a stone’s throw from Spier Farm Café and Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery – both much loved by families. It was conceptualized by landscape architect Ed Brooks and local landscape architect Danielle Croly, using mostly indigenous plants.
The garden is divided into quadrants representing the four elements: water, air, fire and earth. Intersecting all four is a spiraling waterway that symbolizes the Fibonacci Sequence – a set of numbers where each number is the sum of the two preceding ones. Many patterns in nature follow this rule — such as the spiral shape of a seashell, the arrangement of leaves on a branch, or the petals of some flowers (such as daisies and sunflowers).
Features of the garden include a slide landscaped into earth mounds, a tunnel to crawl through, a Charl Conradie wind sculpture and a swing bridge. The water in the Water quadrant has been treated and is safe to splash about in – perfect for hot summer days.
The Elemental Garden is open daily until sunset; entry is complimentary.
Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery
Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery offers dishes that embrace and showcase the quality of ethically and locally sourced ingredients. A passion for cooking with fire and smoke takes centre stage with a delicious range of pasture-reared meats (many of which are supplied by Spier’s Farmer Angus). The meat is smoked low and slow – at a low temperature for a long period of time – and this method allows lesser known cuts of meat like beef brisket, pork neck and lamb shoulder to be used. There are delicious organic vegetarian options too.
The restaurant overlooks the rolling lawns and ancient oaks of Spier’s meticulously restored Werf – perfect for the kids to run wild on. Sharing is encouraged, with family-style platters that can be ordered for the table.
The bakery produces slow-fermented, fresh sourdough breads as well as a selection of seasonal fruit pies and pastries baked daily. A new parking area parallel to the R310 highway will allow easy access for people collecting orders.
Our delicious, farm-inspired picnics change with the seasons. We source as many ingredients as possible from our own farm and trusted local producers. Baskets must be ordered at least 24 hours in advance at www.spier.co.za and may be collected between 12.00 and 14.00 from the Picnic Collection Point next to the Spier Farm Cafe. Vegetarian baskets are available.
Our farm offers many gorgeous spots for you to enjoy your picnic. Where will it be – by the dam, or under the oaks? The choice is yours. Although the picnic spaces are public, group bookings can be accommodated in semi-private areas if booked in advance.
Spier Farm Cafe
Grab delicious ready-to-eat favorites or build your own picnic and enjoy the Werf and our farm’s other outdoor spaces. Before you head home, stock up your pantry and fridge. The delicious assortment on offer includes:
• Chef Hennie’s hassle-free and hearty frozen ready meals — including beef lasagna, bolognaise, bobotie and aubergine parmigiana
• Vadas’s famous sourdough bread, tarts, pies and pastries — all made with local, stoneground organic flour
• Farmer Angus’s flavorsome beef, pork and eggs — all from happy animals reared on Spier’s pastures the natural way: without growth hormones or routine antibiotics
• Freshly harvested fruit, veg and leaves are grown in the Spier Food Garden without artificial fertilizers or pesticides
Open daily 9:00 – 17:00.
Spier Hotel Restaurant and Wine Bar
The Spier Hotel Wine Bar is a great space to unwind and chat over delicious snacks and wine or beer. Next door, the Restaurant offers a la carte lunch and dinner as well as Spier’s famous breakfast. Our chefs imaginatively crafts delicious dishes, from burgers and game to fine dining and traditional regional specialties. We source fresh seasonal produce daily from our very own vegetable garden, as well as other local producers. Herbs from our gardens, Spier free-range eggs, SASSI green-listed seafood and organic, as far as is humanly possible
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Complimentary access to the Kids’ Clubhouse with a fun-filled daily program for ages 3 to 12 • Kids under the age of 3 can be accommodated by booking an additional childminder • Elemental Play • Garden and various other outdoor playgrounds • Grape juice tasting • After-hours childminding available on request • Special toy boxes • Kids-size bikes (even with training wheels!) • Eagle Encounters Special kiddies check-in on arrival