Spier Estate

Spier Estate | Stellenbosch, South Africa

Spier Estate

The Spier Hotel, built in 2000, is a large, resort hotel that forms part of the extensive Spier estate, one of the oldest wine estates in the Stellenbosch region.

An extension to the 300 year old Spier estate, the Spier Hotel is located only one hour from Cape Town in the wine-growing valleys of Stellenbosch.

You will sometimes read that the Spier Hotel dates back to the 17th-century. This is somewhat misleading. The Spier estate and farm does indeed date back to 1783, and the estate grounds still contain many old Cape Dutch buildings, including a winery built in 1750. But the hotel itself is of much more recent origins, having been constructed in 2000 and renovated in 2008.

It shows. The Spier Hotel a large resort hotel laid out in the form of a village, complete with Mediterranean-themed squares. There are 155 rooms, contained within neat and pretty Cape Malay style buildings, painted in pastel colours and grouped around six courtyards.

The appeal of Spier Hotel is its convenience, its family-friendly facilities, and its great location on the banks of Eerste River, just outside Stellenbosch. Those looking for an authentic, South African country home will be better served by one of the many guesthouses in the region, but the Spier Hotel should cater to those looking for convenience and a relaxed environment—the location is ideal, the grounds well-maintained and the facilities excellent. It’s also good value.

Accommodation

There are a number of different room categories at Spier Hotel & Estate. The standard rooms and suites are attractively if simply appointed, while the five ‘art rooms’ offer something a little more unique. Each has been personally designed by a South African artist according to a set theme. All rooms are en-suite and open onto a shaded patio.

Dining

The Spier estate is home to a number of restaurants, such as Moyo’s, which serves an outdoor buffet accompanied by live performances, and Jonkershuis, a lunch and dinner restaurant situated near the Eerste River. There is also a bar and terrace serving light meals and drinks.

Facilities

- Swimming pool
- Golf course
- A selection of restaurants
- Spa
- Extensive gardens

Activities

Many activities are available within the estate:
- Explore the grounds
- Golf

Available locally (mostly at an additional cost):
- Explore the beautiful Winelands region
- Wine tasting
- Golf
- Tennis
- Hiking and biking excursions
- Paragliding and helicopter trips
- Chocolate and cheese tasting
- Visit the numerous local wineries
- Children’s activities: Lion park, crocodile farm, butterfly world, monkeytown

Child Policy

The Spier Hotel accepts children of all ages. There's a good range of activities suitable for children in the local area and on the estate grounds.