Established in 1692, Spier is one of South Africa’s most historic farms – with a long, proud legacy. Today, the farm represents a modern, conscious energy. Focused on art and healthy living, Spier is about farm-to-table food and award-winning wines; and people sharing ideas for living, working and growing in forward-thinking ways.
Spier has twelve different meeting venues varying in capacity. From the conference centre to the historic Manor House, the venue can cater for large and small conferences, business meetings, workshops, seminars and exhibitions. At Spier, they constantly strive to find innovative ways for their business to succeed in balance with the environment and society. They call their approach to events ‘Conscious Conferencing.’ This includes environmental and social components, supporting their sustainable business ethos. By hosting an event at Spier, the fulfilment of this approach is made possible by uplifting the community, supporting local businesses, contributing to staff wellness and benefiting the environment. This is all done while treating conference attendees to a fantastic experience.
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Spier has initiated partnerships and relationships with communities, organisations and individuals who have enriched their knowledge, shifted their boundaries and helped Spier to envision a future with positivity. There are numerous sustainability efforts which Spier partake in.
A sustainable future
Inspired by their rich natural and cultural heritage, Spier recognise their responsibility to conserve and regenerate the natural environment, also ensuring their activities will not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Their mission is to minimise their impact on the environment. Spier’s environmental and social initiatives include ways to reduce water consumption. 100% of their wastewater and over 80% of their solid waste is recycled. Wherever possible, Spier support local industry and communities. The farm has been recognised by various external organisations including Fair Trade Tourism (FTTSA). Spier also supports local communities through the Tree-preneur project, which encourages people in impoverished communities to grow trees in exchange for essential goods. They support entrepreneurs by helping them create micro-enterprises linked to Spier.