Spier Hotel: A Cosy Winter Escape to the Winelands

This winter, Spier Hotel invites you to experience their signature warm and welcoming hospitality, great food and wine, a massive modern art collection, and loads of leisure activities including winter picnics for the entire family. Start planning now for quick breaks over the kids school holidays or a retreat for a cute couple’s escape. 

When it comes to accommodation in the Cape Winelands, Spier Hotel has fine-tuned their experience to something unique that’s more geared towards comfort and sensory. Whether that’s through a wander around the gorgeous walking trails or dinner in the restaurant adorned with the best of South African art right now.

So what can you expect? Eighty luxe rooms and suites spread in synergy with nature. Think views of the quietly flowing Eerste River or rooms clustered around six courtyards. Choose between five light and airy options, from intimate rooms for a couples getaway to family-friendly rooms or suites that can accommodate kids.

Interiors follow a timeless elegance aesthetic with a faint rustic mood and modern elements. Cosy up after dark with a bottle of red next to the wood fireplace. The extra-large linen-covered bed says comfort, while the fireplaces in all spaces tempt an opportunity to cosy up after dark with a bottle of red.

Spier’s affinity and investment in the South African art industry come to the fore through carefully decorated wall art made by local artists in each room.

How it works

Book more than 30 days before your arrival date and save 15% on a 2-night stay, 20% on a 3-night stay, and 25% on a 4-night stay

Rates include a complimentary glass of wine on arrival, a bottle of Spier wine in your room, and a wine-tasting voucher to enjoy at the Tasting Centre during your stay. Guests also enjoy a breakfast buffet spread at no extra cost. Hotel guests also enjoy a breakfast buffet spread and bicycles to go free-wheeling wherever they like.

Discounts are only valid for stays until 31 August 2023 and booked more than 30 days prior to arrival date. 


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Try their new winter ‘garden to glass’ wine tasting offer

Warm up with four of the wine farm’s organic wines, including Good Natured Sauvignon Blanc, Farm House Rosé, The Yellowwood Red and First Stone Red. Start with a glass of Good Natured Sauvignon Blanc, paired with a Spier garden roast vegetable tartlet, confit tomato, and goat’s cheese.

Next up, try the Farm House Rosé made with silky Shiraz grapes and hints of strawberry, vanilla and pepper for a fresh finish. This wine is paired with cream of tomato soup and a parmesan tuille. The Yellowwood Red is matched with shitake veloute and mushroom ragout, ending with the grand finale: the award-winning First Stone Red paired with a 55% dark chocolate brownie truffle. READ MORE

Cost: R160pp, book via email. Bookings must be made at least 2 days in advance
When: Valid until 31 August 2023. Daily, from 9am to 5pm

Let kids explore the Kids Clubhouse with supervised play sessions and activities

Keen on some me-time at the wine-tasting centre, spa or lunch while with the family? Drop the kids off at the Kids Clubhouse, Spier’s concept childcare service offered complimentary to hotel guests and open for children aged 3 to 12. Parents can relax, knowing their children are being thoughtfully looked after.

The Clubhouse host a variety of developmentally-appropriate activities, including crafts, baking sessions, farm walks and storytime. See their timetable here.

Cost: Complimentary for Spier Hotel guests
When: Daily, from 8am to 5pm. See daily schedule here

Take in the beautiful landscape scenery on a guided Segway tour

The Segway experience at Spier is a fun way for the entire family to explore the beautiful Winelands landscape at the farm. All guests get a quick tutorial or refresher on how to operate the two-wheeled personal transporters before venturing slowly on a guided tour by one of the instructors. 

Glide through the vineyards and River Garden and other scenic spots such as the yin-yang water recycling and re-energising plant.

Cost: From R350pp to R750pp, see here
When: Tuesday to Sunday, from 9am to 3:30pm weather permitting

Learn more about endangered birds of prey at Eagle Encounters

Eagle Encounters is an eco-tourism, bird of prey educational centre that rehabilitates birds that have been injured, poisoned, abused and hand-reared, and prioritises release as soon as possible. Only hand-reared birds are retained for educational purposes.

The experience offers a variety of attractions such as daily interactive falconry flying shows, personal encounters and private viewings with eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, kites, buzzards, snakes and lizards.

Cost: R100pp for adults, R75pp for kids
When: Daily

Where: Spier Wine Farm R310, Baden Powell Dr, Lynedoch, Stellenbosch

Email: info@spier.co.za
Tel: 021 809 1143
Facebook: @spierwinefarm
Instagram: @spierwinefarm

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