2017 Conference - PRE-TOURS

All pre-conference tours on Wednesday 16th August are offered by the operators mentioned at a special price for this date and for conference delegates and their partners only.

Should you wish to book these tours independently and for any other occasion you will need to contact the operator directly. All operator terms and conditions apply for any pre-tour conference bookings.

Pre-Tours 1 – 6 must be booked via the Registration Site

(Operator Terms & Conditions apply and are subject to minimum numbers)


Spier Segway Farm Tour or Spier Segway Vineyard Tour

Glide through the vineyards. Breeze through the River Garden. Take a turn past the yin-yang water recycling and re-energising plant. Two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery powered personal transporters: Segways are the coolest way.
Times and Price: www.segwaytours.co.za (Book Directly)
Contact Info: Offered by Spier Wine Estate – 021 809 1157


Tour 1: Whale Watching/Marine Big 5 trip – Boat based

Dyer Island Cruises is a licensed boat-based whale watching operator situated in Kleinbaai, near the world-famous Dyer Island. On board Dream Catcher, guests might be fortunate enough to spot the Marine Big 5.  Our on board marine biologist will be on hand to teach you more about the amazing animals that visit our shores.
Price: R1000.00 p/p
Departure and Return: Transfer from Spier and/or NH Lord Charles Hotel
Trip Time: Full Day – approx.
Includes: Coffee/Tea and muffins on arrival
2-2,5 hour boat trip – Soup & Bread after the trip
Free visit to the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary
Tour Operator: MARINE DYNAMICS/Dyer Island Cruises
Excludes: Additional refreshments
General comment: Time of departure to be determined closer to the time as it is weather dependent. Full refund on cancellation due to poor weather conditions.


Tour 2: Guided Bike Tour of Stellenbosch

Cycle Tour through Stellenbosch highlighting Historic significance, great wine and winelands views and the University and ‘uni-life’.
Price: R550.00 p/p
Departure and Return: Pick up/Drop at Spier 08:45am
Pick up/Drop at NH Lord Charles 08:30am
Trip time: Half Day – ending approx. 14:30
Includes: Transfers, bicycle and helmet rental
2 wine tastings, snack pack & beverage
Excludes: Lunch and additional refreshments
Tour Operator: Adventureshop Stellenbosch
General comment: Max. 26 people


Tour 3: Aquila Game Reserve

Visit to this Game Reserve including a Safari and a site inspection of the new accommodations and spa
Price: R350 p/p
Departure and Return: Early morning pick up at Spier and NH Lord Charles. Return by 17:00
Trip Time: Full Day
Includes: Transfers, Buffet Breakfast, Buffet lunch and Game Drive
Excludes: Additional refreshments
Tour Operator: Chelsea Pharo
General comment: Max. 10 people


Tour 4: Chauffeured Vintage side-car drive

Enjoy a drive along south coast to Kleinmond via Gordons bay & Bettys Bay & return. Possible sightings of Whales. Stops at stoney point penguins and fish kleinmond harbour for light lunch of Fish & Chips
Price: R750.00p/p
Departure and Return: Pick up 10am / return 16:00 Spier & NH Lord Charles
Trip Time: Full Day
Includes: Sidecar with driver, use of riding gear (helmets, leather jackets and goggles
Excludes: Entry fees (where applicable), light lunch and beverages
Tour Operator: Sidecar Adventures
General comment: Min. 2 people/max 5 people


Tour 5: Wine Pairing Experience

Visit to Backsberg Estate Cellar for a tour of the property, followed by a choice of 1 of 3 pairings: Chocolate & Wine (5 wines & 1 brandy), Cheese & Wine (5 wines & 1 brandy) or Sally Williams Nougat Kosher wine pairing (5 wines)
Price: R500p/p
Departure and Return: Departing 09:30 & 13:15 or Returning 13:00 & 17:00
Trip Time: Half Day
Includes: Guided Transfers and 1 Pairing
Excludes: Additional meals and refreshments
Tour Operator: Offered by Backsberg wines and Ilios Transport
General comment: Min. 4 people / Max 12 people


Tour 6: Sea Kayaking

Experience the False Bay coastline while sea kayaking during Whale Season. Sightings of the Southern Right Whales a possibility. Enjoy travelling along the scenic routes of the Peninsula.
Price: R1800p/p
Departure and Return: Pick up 08:00 – 08:30am from Spier/NH Lord Charles
Trip Time: 9 hours/full day
Includes: Entrance fees, Sea Kayaking and lunch
Excludes: Additional refreshments and purchases
Tour Operator: Illios Tours
General comment: Min 2 people / max 8 people