Winelands icon to undergo refurbishment

by | Jun 13, 2024 | Africa, Travel, Winelands

Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch has begun an extensive refurbishment of its hotel.


With significant refurbishments planned from mid-March, and reopening in 2025, Spier’s hotel will offer curated experiences on this historic working wine farm and an even more purposeful approach to food, wine, and wellness.


Spier’s 80 rooms will reflect a traditional Cape style with updated finishes and artwork curated by Spier Arts Trust from the Spier Arts Collection.


Plans include a secluded wellness spa with a private pool, spa treatments, and phytotherapy using healing fynbos botanicals harvested on the farm.


In the hotel’s restaurant, the menu will tell the story of South African culinary heritage and a philosophy of keeping things simple, seasonal, farm-made, wine-friendly, and never wasteful.


The restaurant expanded pool and bar, and rooftop sundowner bar all offer views of the Helderberg mountains.


The hotel will offer immersive experiences exclusively for guests wishing to engage with the winemakers, food gardeners, and other collaborators within the farm community.


Children will be welcomed with a refreshed kids’ programme that encourages them play in nature.


During the refurbishment, staff will be involved with Spier’s Growing for Good community and environmental projects, while also enrolling in accredited hospitality courses that align with the premium guest experience.