Summers at Spier are heaven on earth

Posted on 26 October 2022 By Anita Froneman

Bubbly by the poolside. A sprawling picnic under leafy trees. A slow-paced candlelit dinner in the cool evening breeze after a balmy day outdoors. These are the things summers are made of, and there’s no better place to experience them than Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch.

Picture: Spier Wine Farm

The wise thing to do, of course, is to stay over at the hotel. There’s so much to do on the farm in any case, that you’ll easily spend a whole weekend there and not be bored one moment.

You can order pre-packed picnics, or pick out your own favourite snacks and drinks from the Farm Café. Picture: Spier Wine Farm

Spier is the perfect place to power off and go slow but there’s no shortage of things to do for the active folk, either.

What’s on the itinerary?

-Wine tasting (obviously)

-Take a dip in the pool

The hotel swimming pool is a great way to cool off on hot summer days.

-Picnic on the lawn at Spier Farm Café

-Dine at the Hotel Restaurant, Farm Café or Vadas Smokehouse and Bakery

-View art

-Treat yourself at the spa

-Go for a trail ride on your mountain bike

-Explore the vineyards on a segway

Segways are nifty little things, and the most fun to ride!

-Go running for the hills

-Visit the food garden

-Enjoy the lawn-and tabletop games on offer

-Shop or make something at the craft market

-Drop the kids off at the Clubhouse for a range of fun activities

Spier Hotel is the place to be

The hotel does not look like a hotel at all. Rather, it looks like a small European town (Portuguese, perhaps) filled with trees and friendly faces. The pastel-coloured buildings and small courtyards create a community feel, though there is definitely enough privacy in the rooms.

The Mediterranean? No, Spier Wine Farm.

The interior of the rooms is warm and inviting, with a combination of modern and farm-style decor. Creature comforts like the bathtub and fireplace make it a perfect winter escape too. The porch is where you need to have your morning coffee before heading to the indulgent buffet breakfast.

Picture: Spier Wine Farm

Get special discount this summer!

  • 15% off Spier’s best available room rate, when you stay 2 nights or more until 15 December 2022
  • A bottle of Spier wine in your room, a glass of wine on arrival, and a wine-tasting voucher
  • A complimentary cheese & Farmer Angus charcuterie platter with a glass of Spier Cap Classique (per guest) to enjoy on the Hotel Restaurant’s terrace
  • Kids stay free: Up to 2 children under the age of 12 when sharing with 2 adults

To book, email [email protected] or visit

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