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The 4 star Spier Hotel celebrated its 10th Birthday on 27 November 2010. As one of the biggest employers in the Stellenbosch area, the success the hotel has enjoyed over the past 10 years has been of huge benefit to the region. Spier used this milestone to reflect on the history of the heritage estate - one of the oldest wine farms in the Cape - where it has come from, where it is today, and its vision for the future.


  • FTTSA Accreditation



    Hotel Opening

    Child Friendly Additions


    First Staff Conference


  • 2009


    2006 2008

    During our Journey




  • Message From

    The Enthoven Family

    Dear Adi,

    I am very sad that I shant be with you all this evening. Spier has been and

    remains such an important part of myself, and tonight is very special for me

    because it is a gathering of those who through their passion and dedication

    for Spier, have created the extraordinary iconic institution that Spier is


    For some reason, Spier has always extracted from those who are passionate

    about her far more than is reasonable to expect, and Im always amazed and

    very grateful to those who have given of themselves so unselfishly.

    If you have the opportunity this evening, please tell everyone how sorry I

    am that Im not there with them tonight. So many people there are so very

    dear to me. We all share a common value system that is very important to

    us and Spier was and remains the conduit for us to bring our different skills

    together and give expression to what we believe in.



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    The journey begins...

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  • Two Thousand & Three


    The Spier team gathered to celebrate yesterday and embrace tomorrow.

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  • Two Thousand & Four


    The hotel was one of the first in South Africa to be awarded the Fair Trade in Tourism SA accreditation in 2004. In 2007, Spier won a Cond Nast Traveler World Saver Award, receiv-

    ing third place in the overall destination category, and an hon-ourable mention in the HIV/AIDS category. The Spier Hotel has also recently won a Gold at the Virgin Holidays Partners

    in Sustainability Award.

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    Jennifer Seif, of Fair Trade and Tourism awards Adi Enthoven, Spier, their FTTSA Accreditation.

  • When Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) launched the worlds first tourism

    Fair Trade labeling programme in 2004, we were pleased to count Spier amongst the

    first four FTTSA-certified properties.

    Spier was an obvious partner for FTTSA based on its commitment to sustainability and

    transformation, and over the years Spier has continuously improved its performance

    against the FTTSA certification criteria. Innovation and imagination are hallmarks at

    the Spier Hotel, and the business tangible commitment to staff, planet and community

    signals even greater achievements in the decades to come.

    Congratulations to the Spier family from FTTSA and your peers in Fair Trade tourism.

    Jennifer Seif.

  • Two Thousand & Five


    Interleading rooms, jungle gym and orchards were added to th elast lane wherer you will find Spiers youngest guests having fun.

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  • Two Thousand & Six


    The Spier Hotel has its own elegant restaurant offering la carte fine dining for guests. The hotels popular Wine Bar offers sundowners, healthy light lunches and bar snacks.

    Both the hotels restaurant and wine bar strive to source the freshest available produce for its menus from a range of local suppliers. Subject to seasonal variations and availability, this may include organic fruit and vegetables, hand-picked herbs

    from its own gardens, as well as free range eggs. All fish served is graded as the most sustainable choices by the South

    African Sustainable Seafood Initiative.

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  • Two Thousand & Seven


    Hot Cocoa refurbished the hotel.

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  • Two Thousand & Eight


    Ten rooms selected for their prime positioning have been overhauled to include exquisite dcor and fittings, and special

    services befitting their new look.

    The four well appointed and spacious suites of 110 square meters face the Eerste River and the Helderberg Mountains. The suites have been individually decorated by artists. The

    two ground floor suites open on to the gardens with an entertainment area, allowing guests the luxury of relaxing on huge wooden outdoor divans and appreciating the peace of

    the country setting.

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  • Two Thousand & Nine


    The conservetory was added to the Hotel Restuarant. This open venue has natural light and brings the outside experience indoors.

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  • NAME: Steve Bailey

    RELATIONSHIP TO SPIER: Long-term Spier Client

    MY FAVOURITE MEMORY OF SPIER IS an ECCO Tours staff party many years ago, where one of the things we did was have races across the lawn in the dark on wet grass and generally had loads of fun, maybe too much fun as hotel guests complained about the noise and as it happened they were our clients! Luckily they didnt find out who was making the noise! Also the numerous weekends we have spent at Spier with our children, who rate it as one of their favourite places in South Africa.


    remains a market leader in Environmental Tourism.

    A Selection of Spiers Valued Partners

  • NAME: Dee and Matt Dlamini

    RELATIONSHIP TO SPIER: Frequent guest

    I KEEP RETURNING TO SPIER BECAUSE its a perfect family hotel and lots of entertainment, the staff is amazing and services excellent.

    EVERY TIME I AM AT SPIER, Ienjoy the good food and how nice the staff treats us.


    Dee +Matt Dlamini

    NAME: Mariki Schwiebus

    RELATIONSHIP TO SPIER: Long-term Spier Client

    MY FAVOURITE MEMORY OF SPIER IS being able to showcase our beautiful Cape Town to conference delegates by means of world-class art, wine and ambience, professional service, reasonable rates and wonderful staff that always gives me as organiser peace of mind.

    GOING FORWARD I HOPE FOR SPIER THAT they will continue to be innovative and a place that we can feel proud of.Mariki Schwiebus

    NAME: Jackie Stubbs

    RELATIONSHIP TO SPIER: Long term Client

    MY FAVOURITE MEMORY OF SPIER ISit location and the serenity of the layout. The variety that is on offer on the estate if brilliant. For a wide selection of wine to seeing cheetah and birds of prey.

    GOING FORWARD I HOPE FOR SPIER THATtheir rooms overflow with guests and the property matures like a fine wine.

  • NAME: Norma Meyer

    RELATIONSHIP TO SPIER: Long term client

    MY FAVOURITE MEMORY OF SPIER IS my mothers 85th birthday (February 2007) - picture attached.

    GOING FORWARD, I HOPE FOR SPIER THAT it continues to be an inspiration and an example to all South African companies with its admirable code of conduct: socially, environmentally and commercially.Norma and her mom on her mothers 85th birthday

    NAME: Trudie Jacobs

    RELATIONSHIP TO SPIER: Long term client

    MY FAVOURITE MEMORY OF SPIER ISWhen I got engaged at Spier 11 years ago. We flew to Cape Town for the day and my husband proposed to me at Spier while having picnic at the lake.

    GOING FORWARD I HOPE FOR SPIER THAT Spier will be celebrating life for many years ahead so that my children can also visit Spier.

  • NAME: Berlise Louwrens


    MY FAVOURITE MEMORY OF SPIER IS having a quick drink with close girlfriends the night before my wedding in the stunning new hotel bar area.

    GOING FORWARD I HOPE FOR SPIER THAT innovation and changing with the times are of utmost importance.

    Berlise Louwrens

    NAME: Sune van Rooyen

    RELATIONSHIP TO SPIER: Long term client

    MY FAVOURITE MEMORY OF AT SPIER was the excitement at the launch of the conference facility and the prospects of having a newly built state of the art confer-ence centre that could accommodate up to 420 delegates in Stellenbosch. Perfect in our line of business. However, no accommodation was available at the time on the estate. When the Village at Spier Hotel was introduced in 2000, the puzzle was complete, all our expectations were met and we started building on the very special business relationship that is still improving year by year.

    GOING FORWARD I HOPE FOR SPIER THAT they will be able to continue to deliver excellent personal-ised service including creative thinking supporting the very important sustainable business ethos.

    Sune van Rooyen

  • NAME: Stewart Hardie

    RELATIONSHIP TO SPIER: Employee since 2000

    TO ME, SPIER MEANS family, love, fun, nature.

    MY FAVOURITE THING ABOUT MY JOB IS driving onto the estate every day at about dawn and seeing all the bird life and animal life, its like driving into a nature reserve, wow I get to see that every day, its fantastic.

    I LAUGHED THE MOST WHEN one of our banqueting managers hid himself in a hot box in banqueting, then we told a couple of waitresses that there was food for them in the hot box, when they went and opened it, then the manager jumped forward shouting WAAAAAHAAAAH well what can I say the waitresses nearly wet themselves.

    Stewart Hardie

    A Selection of Spier Emplyees since 2000

  • NAME: Harriet Dymond

    TO ME, SPIER MEANS That there is a future fr you here and it also encourages me to forward in life.

    MY FAVOURITE THING ABOUT MY JOB IS mingleing with the staff and guests. I like being on training and meeting other people.

    I LAUGHED THE MOST WHEN funny things happen all the time at Spier so we laugh a lot.Harriet Dymond

    NAME: Crystal Engelbrecht

    RELATIONSHIP TO SPIER: Spier employee sin