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Spier Wine Estate
Vacation Travel Guide

Enjoy food, wine and art and experience the majesty of birds of prey at one of the oldest wineries in South Africa.

The vineyards of Spier Wine Estate have been producing wines ever since 1692, making this one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa. Internationally renowned wines may have put Spier on the map, but there's a lot more to see and do in addition to sampling award-winning bouquets. Come to this large estate to discover its hotel, restaurant, art exhibitions, craft market, spa facilities and a birds-of-prey attraction.

Spier Wine Estate benefits from a beautiful location on the banks of the Eerste River with views of the Helderberg Mountains. Explore the scenic landscape by taking the Heritage Walk, which passes through an avenue of coral trees, past art installations and by historical buildings, such as the 1822 Manor House. Follow the River Walk along the south bank of the river. Alternatively, glide through part of the estate on a Segway tour, including a 2-hour trip through vineyards and the River Garden.

Spier Wine Estate's biggest draw is of course the wines. Sample a selection with or without food at the tasting room, located on the banks of the Spier dam. Children can also take part with a grape juice tasting session.

Bring younger visitors to Eagle Encounters, a wildlife conservation and rehabilitation center. Watch falconry displays and a flying owl show and experience close encounters with a host of animals, including eagles, hawks and rabbits.

Peruse the craft market, which operates during the summer months. On sale are contemporary and traditional artworks, including mosaics, beadworks and items made from recycled materials. Purchase fresh pastries, artisanal cheeses and organic seasonal vegetables at the farmers market, held on the last Saturday of every month. Other estate attractions include the hotel’s spa center, restaurants and a bakery and café.

The Spier Wine Estate is located in the Stellenbosch wine-producing region, approximately a 30-minute drive east of Cape Town. Activities and attractions such as wine tastings, Segway tours and Eagle Encounters have separate charges, while others such as the walks are free.

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The Spier Hotel
The Spier Hotel
4 out of 5
R310 Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
The price is ¥18,039 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26

This family-friendly Stellenbosch hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Spier Wine Estate and Van Ryn Brandy Cellar. Vredenheim Estate is ...

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Spier Wine Estate

"Great work to get Spier operational again after lockdown. Still my favourite place to be."…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

The Spier Hotel
Cultivar Guest Lodge
Cultivar Guest Lodge
4 out of 5
Bonniemile Road Off M12, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
The price is ¥8,461 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Situated in Stellenbosch, this golf guesthouse is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Skilpadvlei Winery and within 3 mi (5 km) of Vredenheim Estate and Van Ryn Brandy Cellar. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (78 reviews)

"Very relaxing and enjoyable."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

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The Wild Mushroom Luxury Country House
The Wild Mushroom Luxury Country House
5 out of 5
39 Digteby Estate Vlottenburg Road, Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
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Situated in a rural location, this luxury country house is within 1 mi (2 km) of Vredenheim Estate and Van Ryn Brandy Cellar. Spier Wine Estate and Skilpadvlei ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (14 reviews)
Wayne and Anouschka

"Highly recommended. Comfortable and friendly staff. Great food. Definitely will be back."…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

The Wild Mushroom Luxury Country House
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The Spier Hotel
The Spier Hotel
4 out of 5
R310 Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
The price is ¥18,039 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26
The Spier Hotel
Cultivar Guest Lodge
Cultivar Guest Lodge
4 out of 5
Bonniemile Road Off M12, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
The price is ¥8,461 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
Cultivar Guest Lodge
The Wild Mushroom Luxury Country House
The Wild Mushroom Luxury Country House
5 out of 5
39 Digteby Estate Vlottenburg Road, Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
The Wild Mushroom Luxury Country House
Te Amo Guesthouse
Te Amo Guesthouse
3 out of 5
Bonniemile Service Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Te Amo Guesthouse
Skilpadvlei Wine Farm
Skilpadvlei Wine Farm
3 out of 5
M12 Polkadraai road, Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Skilpadvlei Wine Farm
Wedgeview Country House & Spa
Wedgeview Country House & Spa
5 out of 5
Bonniemile, Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
The price is ¥10,762 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26
Wedgeview Country House & Spa
Lauradale Accommodation
Lauradale Accommodation
3.5 out of 5
Farm 1412, Bonniemile Road, Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
The price is ¥7,398 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12
Lauradale Accommodation
Asara Wine Estate & Hotel
Asara Wine Estate & Hotel
5 out of 5
Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
The price is ¥19,092 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
Asara Wine Estate & Hotel
Lovane Boutique Wine Estate & Guesthouse
Lovane Boutique Wine Estate & Guesthouse
4 out of 5
Polkadraai Road, Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
The price is ¥9,881 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28
Lovane Boutique Wine Estate & Guesthouse
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