Spier is situated approximately 45 minutes from Cape Town and it's a further 10 minutes to Stellenbosch. There are a number of wine estates close by.
The large village consists of adjoining townhouses with three rooms in each (there are a whopping 155 rooms in total). The rooms are decorated in a South African heritage style and are a comfortable size. The bathrooms could do with some love and the downstairs suite looking out onto the communal courtyard has privacy issues (we had to keep our shutters closed).
Thanks to its size, there are plenty of public pockets for guests to enjoy.
Eating and drinking
Moyo is a popular tourist must-do while the charming Eight, serving only farm-grown and organic where possible produce, is a lovely lunchtime venue. Wine tasting is a must and the on-site deli offers pre-packed picnics to enjoy on the lawns around the lake.
There is an on-site spa, an excellent cellar wine tasting experience, a number of walks and trails on the farm, a cheetah outreach project and the excellent annual Spier Contemporary show. As patrons of the arts, a new South African contemporary art and craft shop is a fitting extension of the Spier brand.
The service can be stretched.
Who stays there
Tour groups, conference goers and people looking for a well-located Winelands hotel with a touch of Africa.
There are a number of inclusive packages available depending on the season.
- Business Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- First-time travellers
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Great views / scenery
Pros & Cons
- Convenient location as a Winelands exploration base
- There's no shortage of things to do here
- The in-room dining offerings are poor
- Activities all come at a price