SPIER IS CURRENTLY ON LOCKDOWN, AS PER GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS.
Explore Spier’s fascinating history, immerse yourself in nature, encounter extraordinary art pieces and learn about our sustainability ethos on one of our self-guided walks.
Free circular walk, 90 minutes
A beautiful meander along coral tree-lined avenues, through indigenous gardens and past historic buildings such as the 1822 Manor House. Along the way, info boards explore Spier’s environmental, social and architectural heritage as well as its commitment to a sustainable future. The circular route can be joined at any point, though we recommend you begin at the Tasting Room or Hotel. Although it takes roughly 90 minutes you can end your walk at any time. There are also two callout points that add about an hour onto the walk. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Free walk, 30 minutes
Well-known landscape architect Patrick Watson and horticulturalist Wilton Sikhosana established this walk on the south bank of the Eerste River. Learn about Spier’s alien-clearing and rehabilitation efforts as you wander through a sublime showcase of indigenous plants. Start at the Spier Hotel’s bridge.
VOICEMAP WALKING TOURS
Download the VoiceMap app from the Google Play store or Apple App Store and listen to one of our two audio tours on your smartphone:
WALK THE FARM:
Starting at the Hotel entrance, this hour-long tour narrated by Spier’s family owner Mariota Enthoven will introduce you to the farm’s many facets: from art and wines to hospitality and heritage. You’ll also learn about our efforts to forge a sustainable future, through organic farming, the rehabilitation of fragile indigenous ecosystems and our eco-friendly wastewater plant and water-wise winery.
SPIER HISTORY - SANNIE'S STORY:
This short tour takes you around Spier’s historic farmyard, the Werf. Researched and written by acclaimed playwright Brett Bailey, it offers a fictionalised account of the world of a Stellenbosch wine farm around 200 years ago. The narrator is Sannie de Goede, a slave woman on the Spier Estate in 1836, on the eve of her freedom.
Discover some of Spier's incredible art collection that's dotted around the estate. From the fascinating Singing Stones of the Karoo to the thought provoking Ouroboros and Dying Slave, learn about the art works and the artists who created them. Find out how the Spier Artisan Apprenticeship Programme and Creative Block are helping underprivileged artists exhibit and earn a living from their creativity. Spier is committed to supporting local art and artists and we hope this walk leaves you creatively inspired.