There's much to discover from our village-style hotel and spa, and an organically grown veggie garden that supplies nourishing food to our restaurants and picnics to indulgent wine tastings. Throw in diverse experiences like Eagle Encounters, Segway Vineyard Tours and our complimentary Kids' Clubhouse for hotel guests, and it’s clear why Spier is the place to be this summer - or any time of the year!
Our Top 10 Must-Do Summer Activities
1. Tuck into a Farm Breakfast
Begin your day by tucking into a tasty breakfast at the Hotel Restaurant. Our chefs use fresh ingredients directly from our land whenever they can. In fact, if you stroll around the farm, it won’t take long before you spot Farmer Angus' movable chicken coops or our Food Garden, the source of many ingredients in our breakfast dishes. Rest assured that each bite is as farm-to-fork as it gets!
2. Soak in the Sun, Poolside
Summer is sizzling in Stellenbosch. But that doesn't mean you have to break a sweat. Our Spier Hotel boasts one of the biggest pools in the Winelands, ensuring the hot days are spent in cool luxury. Hat, check. Sunblock, check. Chilled wine from the bar? Absolutely!
3. The Ultimate Pour at our Tasting Room
Voted among the 100 World's Best Vineyards and the Winery of the Year in 2022, The Tasting Room offers breathtaking views, scrumptious food platters, and award-winning wines
4. Glide & Ride Through our Vineyards
Discover Spier in the most exhilarating way: on a Segway! The two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered personal transporter lets you whizz past vineyards, gardens, and the majestic Eerste River. With several options to choose from, there's an experience tailored for everyone.
5. Hop On and Explore
Unleash your adventurous spirit and grab a bike from the hotel reception to explore the many corners of our expansive working farm. Included in your stay, these bikes offer a unique perspective of the outdoor art installations that enhance our landscape and turn Spier into a living gallery.
6. Say Hey to Birds of Prey
For over two decades, Eagle Encounters has stood as a beacon of hope for rehabilitating and releasing birds of prey. These birds are more than just a sight to behold - they play a crucial role in maintaining the farm’s ecosystem and offer natural pest control. Enjoy up-close interactions ranging from the regal eagles and hawks to the stealthy falcons, owls, and more.
7. A Picnic Paradise
What's more idyllic than a sun-kissed day out with a picnic basket? Spier offers various picture-perfect spots, whether by the dam or under the shade of an oak tree. Unpack our delicious farm-inspired picnic, curated with the freshest local ingredients.
8. Me Time at the Spa
The oasis of calm that is Spier Hotel's spa invites you to surrender your stresses and tensions. Perched overlooking the Eerste River, our treatments promise to knead out the knots and help you unwind. Drift into deep tranquillity with a repertoire of rejuvenating skin, body, and massage treatments.
9. Visit The Food Garden
Once a mere horse paddock, now transformed into a thriving food haven – welcome to our abundant food garden. With regenerative agriculture at its heart, this 1-hectare piece of land is carefully tended to our dedicated gardening team.
10. Dine at Vadas
Situated on the Werf is Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery – a must-try for foodies. Here, local produce takes centre- stage. While mouth-watering meats like smoked beef brisket and pork with a bourbon BBQ sauce are a meat-lovers dream, the extensive vegetarian spread ensures all are welcome. And for those with a sweet tooth, Vadas is renown for their Pastéis de Nata. This Portuguese custard tart, many swear, is the finest in the world. Come taste for yourself.
Still on the fence? We've got you covered. As a bonus, if you book with us for four nights or more, you’ll save 25% on your booking. In the spirit of giving, we pledge a R25 donation to our Growing for Good initiatives for every night you book. There’s never been a better reason to visit Spier!