Feel the wind in your hair as you zip through the vineyards.
If you’re looking for a fun new experience in the Cape Winelands, a segway adventure might just be it. Located just outside of Stellenbosch, Spier Wine Farm offers these family-friendly tours that not only allow you to soak up the beauty of the surrounding Helderberg Mountains, but also offer participants an opportunity to learn about farm life.
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday (children 10 years and above are welcome), having a family get-together, team building event or even a romantic date, a segway adventure is a wonderful way to enjoy the Winelands.
How it works
Before you begin, you’ll be taken through a 20-minute training session that will make even the most unfamiliar segwayers feel right at home. Then it’s time to hop aboard your off-road segway, and glide through vines and farm plains, while learning about Spier’s biodynamic farming methods and wine-making techniques.
Participants are required to meet at the Wine Tasting Lounge at least 10 minutes before the tour and should have an ID book for sign in, sunscreen, water, weather-appropriate clothes and flat shoes. Strict Covid regulations are in place: visitors are required to wear masks and maintain a two-metre distance during tours, and equipment is sanitised between each tour.
There are three tours to choose from, which vary in duration, scope and time of day.
Spier Wine Farm Tour
This one-hour tour combines a beautiful glide through the farm to the first block of vineyards, with some interesting facts about Spier’s farming techniques.
Duration 1 hour
Time October – April: Monday – Sunday, 9am; 10.30am; 12pm; 2pm; 3.30pm; 5.15pm
May – September: Monday – Sunday, 9am; 10.30am; 12pm; 1.30pm; 3pm
Spier Wine Farm & Vineyard Tour
Segway through the farm and surrounding vineyards, learning about the grapes and farming techniques. Then enjoy a signature wine-tasting after the tour.
Duration 2 hours
Time October – April: Monday – Sunday, 9am & 2pm
May – September: Monday – Sunday 9am; 12pm; 3pm
Cost R575 (R500 special if you book before end-November 2020)
Spier Sunset Tour
Soak up dusk in the Winelands with a romantic sunset tour through the farm and vineyards.
Duration 2 hours
Time Monday – Sunday, 5.15pm – 7.15pm
Segway Spier is offering a wonderful deal on the Farm Tour: R295 per person for groups of two from now until 30 November 2020. The special also includes a signature wine-tasting voucher and 15% off any wine purchases (Covid alcohol regulations apply).
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