Stellenbosch, South Africa
by: Raven Smith
Me and international man of mystery Richard Danks.
A cactus marks the entrance to the spa.
A very large vase just because.
An electrical heater in Africa is a must.
Lunch is (nearly) served. I throughly recommend the ostrich.
The Eerste Rive at Spier.
Bridge over the Eerste River. Well worth a dusk-time walk.
Driving Miss Daisy.
Winter-break essentials. Sun, sea and sniffles.
An Escher style carpet. A spinout after several wines.
Pool-side cushions. We wanted to steal them but had to make room for all the wine in the suitcases too.
Lost in the prickly pear maze.
The stunning gardens of Spier, near the Eight restaurant. Very pleasant flower stench.
Why did the giant inflatable chicken cross the road?
Sea pools in Hermaus. Ultimate semi-natural swim.
You're never fully dressed without a smile (or shoes).
Sunday lunch in Stellenbosch. My mouth had an orgasm.
Highs + Lows
The service was beyond friendly. The staff were amazing.
The Eight restaurant and menu were amazing. Service there was brilliant too.
The breakfast was epic. A veritable feast.
The abundance of wine.
We tried to book into the spa but couldn’t get a booking. Booking system was unclear.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Luxury meets family life.
Minutes from the heart of wineland.
Ambient, nothing noticeable.
- Year Opened
The hotel opened in 2000 and underwent renovations in 2009.
- Designed By
The buildings that make up the Spier Hotel date back to 1683, with many of the original architectural features still intact.
Yes pool, yes gym.
Nothing in the fridge.
Free and easy.
Yes, yes, yes. This place is primed for families.
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R310 Baden Powell Rd, Stellenbosch, 7603, South Africa
Hotel Location: R310 Baden Powell Rd, Stellenbosch, 7603, South Africa