Spier Estate

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R310, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Western Cape

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Eight at Spier
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Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Chilling out, History

Expert review of Spier Estate

Fairtrade and sustainable principles are the feel-good factors at this dynamic estate.

As a local, I don’t get to wine estates very often except when entertaining friends from overseas or perhaps on a Saturday or Sunday outing, but Spier is the exception. When I was a student, it was the place to go to get rowdy on a Friday afternoon but my how things change. Now you’ll find a wide range of things to see and do here – from eateries and entertainment offerings to a cheetah experience (you’ll never forget this opportunity to stroke one of these magnificent felines), a wild raptor rehabilitation demonstration and a wonderful shop, Fringe Arts, selling South African only contemporary arts and crafts. There’s also a hotel (Spier Hotel) which is a great base for exploring the Winelands.

Eating and drinking

I’m a fan of Eight at Spier , the farm-to-table eatery that’s as stylish as it is pro sustainability and, though on-site dining destination Moyo is somewhat Afro-Disney like, it’s a memorable all African entertainment experience.

Expert tips: 
The sprawling estate wears its biodynamic badge with pride – among their award-winning wines is a certified organic offering but their newly launched Cap Classique is fabulous too.

More information on Spier Estate:

Price guide:
Free
Type:
Historic site, Landmark / monument
Address:
R310, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
Telephone:
+27 21 809 1100
Website:
http://www.spier.co.za
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Daily 6am-11.30pm (Sep-Apr), 6am-9.30pm (May-Aug).
Indoor/outdoor?:
Both

Have you been to Spier Estate? Would you recommended it?

Community comments (1)

I have visited Spier on several occasions. Easy to find on one the main routes on the outskirts of Stellenbosch with free parking. As well as the Cheetah Outreach there is the Eagle Encounter which is well worth a visit at a fraction of the cost of anywhere in the UK. Last time my husband and I visited we were asked if we would help them getting a couple of baby Marsh Owls used to visitors by going into the enclosure and handling them. Needless to say, I was thrilled!