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Spier Wine Farm is a farm in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa.
  • Place Notes
      The Village at Spier is located in the scenic Cape Winelands in the greater Stellebosch region the Western Cape, South Africa. The Village at Spier comprises numerous double-storey buildings, which are grouped around a few private courtyards, each providing its own swimming pool and entertainment area. The guest rooms at the Village at Spier are simply, yet elegantly, appointed in traditional country style, which resemble the outdoor living atmosphere amongst the vineyards.

      The history of the Spier estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa, is very rich. The settlement of this land dates back to the early Stone Age and today implements from that era are still present across the Spier estate. Towards the end of the 17th century, when the first European settlers reached this particular area of the Cape winelands, the land was already populated by Khoi cattle farmers who migrated seasonally between South Africa�s West Coast and what is today known as Stellenbosch. In the year 1692, the Cape Governor Simon van der Stel granted the farm to a German settler called Arnout Janz. Hans Heinrich Hattingh bought the farm in 1712 who named this estate after his home town Speyer.

      In 1993, the South African businessman, Dick Enthoven, bought the Spier estate. Meticulous renovations at Spier have restored the gracious Cape Dutch buildings to their former glory and today the scenic surroundings make the Spier estate an ideal weekend getaway from the bustling city of Cape Town.

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