The land on which Spier rests goes back to the beginning of time. Many people have worked this land and it is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom.
Early Stone Age humans took shelter at Slangkop, a granite outcrop on this land. It has long been regarded as a sacred site in Hottentot culture as well as supporting a unique collection of plants and succulent species.
As Nelson Mandela says, ‘The past is a rich resource from which we can draw for the future’. At Spier, we cherish our history and the memories of all the people who lived and worked this land, which is why we have conserved this part of the farm, and see it as a means for future generations to stay in touch with the past.