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WIN: An Exciting Winter Weekend at Spier – CLOSED

Hello Cape Town readers. You probably saw my Morrells Boutique Estate giveaway and thought that I’d forgotten all about you. But of course – I’d never forget about you!

I personally am making the best of this winter by spending as much time as possible taking advantage of the Cape’s excellent winter rates and visiting a few of my favourite places to relax. It’s a celebration of all the good things about winter; fire places, red wine, comfort food, cuddles, coffee dates, rain boots…

Spier Hotel
Spier Hotel

So today I’m giving away a stunning weekend at Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch so that you can make the most of winter too!

There is lots to do and see at Spier
There is lots to do and see at Spier


The prize includes:

– A weekend stay for two, including breakfast

– Dinner for two including a bottle of wine 

– A one Hour Segway Tour for two adults

Art at Spier
Art at Spier


To enter, all you have to do is:

Like the Tails of a Mermaid Facebook page

Comment on this blog post below with your name and email address

*For bonus entries you can comment on the Tails of a Mermaid Facebook page and mention a friend who you think should enter the competition too.

This competition is sponsored by the awesome team of people over at Spier. Show them some love and like their Facebook page.

T&C’s: Accommodation is subject to availability. The voucher is valid for 6 months after the winner has been selected. All additional beverages and extras need to be settled before departure. Competition closes at midnight on the 15th of June 2015.

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  1. Oh this looks lovely!!!

    1. I would like to open with how much I deserve all of this joy! Pick me, choose me, love me! 🙂

    2. Message My bf’s birthday is coming up – this would be a perfect way to celebrate! Really hope I win 🙂

  2. Oooh yes please!
    I could totally do with this beautiful weekend away <3

  3. I would love to win this! Our anniversary is coming up and this would be PERFECT to celebrate!


  4. This looks like exactly what I need.
    Beautiful! If i won i’d probably kill myself on that segway, but whatever! worth it! haha

  5. One of my favourite wine farms!

  6. Message

  7. yes! This would be amazing.

  8. Eeeeeeek
    This would be living the dream

  9. Fantastic Comp!!

    Lindie Meyer | info@lindiemeyer.co.za

  10. Looks Amazing! 🙂

  11. My girlfriend and I adore the Spier Wine Farm. This would be the ultimate prize for our 3-year anniversary – a romantic getaway. All fingers crossed for this one! 🙂

  12. Ooooh pick me

  13. ooh, would love to win this!! Segway adventures 😀

    Kate kateovo@gmail.com

  14. This would make mine and hubby’s year. Times are tough and we could so do with a bit of fun in our lives. 🙂

  15. What a magical place this is! I would take my camera along and document the whole stay at this wonderful farm. Exploring the beautiful places on our doorstep is the best thing to do. Holding thumbs!

  16. Would love to win this! Lauren Cole. Laurencole0407@gmail.com. Thanks!

  17. I would love to win this weekend away!
    I have always wanted in Stellenbosch to stay.
    With the vineyards, wine and amazing views
    And in Autumn with all its beautiful hues –
    This would be the perfect gift to share with my man
    I know that he would our weekend plan.
    We would love this break in this stunning town
    I would literally have a day count down!
    Thank you Spier and Natalie for the chance to win
    If you picked us, I would widely grin –
    And tell all my friends how awesome you are
    And enjoy the weekend – to the max, by far!

  18. WOWOW it would be awesome!!!!!

  19. Message

  20. So beautiful!

  21. Oeee wowie this is amazing. Would love to bag this bad boykie! X

  22. This looks so beautiful. Nothing better then being a tourist where you live and enjoying whats right on the door step 🙂


    weekend away with my fiance would be amazing!


  24. Turning the big 30 this weekend and this would make it less painful, ; ) mourning my 20 something years!

  25. Meee 🙂
    Ricki – ricki.allemann@gmail.com

  26. would def get me a couple brownie points with my girlfriend! 🙂

  27. Looks incredible, a perfect gift for the mama!

  28. Sounds amazing!

  29. Megan Hartwig
    Email: meganhartwig@yahoo.com

  30. Natalie!!!! Would be such a treat to take my boyfriend who is coming to SA after not seeing each other for 5 months and treat him to a special African weekend in his home town with a bottle of wine, a fireplace and some good food. You know you want to make us the winners 🙂

    1. Oh and my email address of course 🙂 christelle.smit.ot@gmail.com

  31. Yes please! Gimme all the wine and all the fire places, and all the food 😀

  32. Ricci

    PS very keen for this…

  33. What a great prize, it would be the perfect winter weekend break away. My toes and fingers are crossed.

  34. Would love to take my mum – she’s just finished fighting cancer for the 2ND time and she could do with some relaxation time 🙂
    Romy | romyjanari@yahoo.com

  35. Would be the most stunning mid winter recharge weekend away. Kelly Brook kentandkel@gmail.com

  36. The downside to being your mom…I cant win any of your competitions. 🙁

  37. Yes please!!!

  38. Spier is such an amazing place catering for every-kind of person with all its different flavors and activities 🙂

    1. Spier is such an amazing place catering for every-kind of person with all its different flavors and activities 🙂
      Definitely a place to visit.
      Lindsay Owen

  39. Lauren Potgieter



  40. Yes please <3
    Kirst Bohle

  41. Well this would be nice 🙂

  42. Would love to win this <3 winter is taking its toll on me!

  43. YES PLEASE!!! 🙂


  44. This looks like something I NEED. Andrea Kusel – andrea.kusel@gmail.com.

  45. This would be an amazing reward for myself and my girlfriend Marne Kotze as she’s gone through a few weeks of stressful medical problems regarding her back. I work in the music industry and winter has really given its best shot to know me out… This would be great to rest up and give me the chance to replenish our relationship to what it was before work took all of the attention I could be giving my girlfriend!

  46. Pick me pick me!!! – ch4llen@gmail.com

  47. Ooooh this looks sumptuous! Send me good news : aimeedyamond@gmail.com. Liked.


  48. Paula Tabirih

    I’m in a long distance relationship, I live in Joburg and my partner in Cape Town. I fly down often and this would be such a treat for us! Please pick me, make my week!

  49. would loveeee to win this to celebrate my boyfriend returning from being away for 6 months! michelle.banwell@gmail.com 🙂

  50. WOW this would be amazing!
    Justine: justine.lawrenson@icloud.com

  51. Yes please!!!

  52. Oh my goodness this would be such a treat! This year has been a rollercoaster and getting out of town and relaxing is much needed. Plus my boyfriend works most weekends so being able to go away with him is a spoil I don’t often get!

  53. Yay! Love Spier 🙂

  54. I would give the trip to my brother and sister in law so they are close enough to visit after not seeing them for two years.

  55. Yay <3

  56. Lauren
    Looks like a perfect weekend getaway from the city

  57. Would love to win this and take my girlfriend away for a romantic weekend.

  58. Yes please! ingridauret@gmail.com.

  59. Lovely!

    Tamsin Ranger

  60. dreamy, lynntjie(at)gmail(dot)com

  61. With just 2 months to go till my wedding and no confirmed honeymoon plans this would be absolutely amazing! My fiancé has never been to the Cape and I have never been to Spier!
    Shirley – shirley@hamlynfamily.com

  62. Louise Erasmus | lerasmus19@gmail.com

  63. Message

  64. Looks like an amazing competition to win!

  65. after 6 months without a break, I could definitely use a weekend away!
    Taryn Fisher

  66. What an awesome competition 🙂

  67. Looks amazing, love Spier and Stellies is always a great getaway!

  68. This would make my winter all the more exciting!

  69. Huis!

    Micah Hollander

  70. Would love to do this with my wife Sarah!

  71. Asseblief!!! 🙂


  72. It was the most magical stay on our honeymoon 🙂

  73. the perks of not being your mom! I can win your competitions!


  74. This sounds amazing! 🙂

    Laura Bowden

  75. This would be amazing 🙂

  76. This looks just amazing!

  77. Leandra de Vries
    🙂 🙂 yes yes!!

  78. Eeek! What a treat! Just perfect for a girl’s weekend. I’d love to unwind with my bestie in the beautiful surrounds of Spier. 😀

  79. Looks amazing!

  80. Great marketing! This is how it should be done! Well done!

  81. Fingers crossed.
    Wishing upon a star.
    Danelle Lundie

  82. I need this !

    Taryn Crofton

  83. I really really really really really really really really really really really reeeeally want to win this.



  84. Frieda Van Staden | friedafreedom1@hotmail.com

  85. Liked,shared, on fb and on Twitter,will take Jason Petersen for sure 😉 Fingers Crossed 🙂

  86. Alex Holmes

  87. thekaletyler@gmail.com

    This would be too amazing!

  88. Could not think of a better way to celebrate winter …. holding thumbs and big toes too!!!

  89. I would LOVE a weekend away 🙂

    Amy Smorenburg

  90. Love reading your fun blog

  91. I’d love to spend my birthday here with my hubby and 1 year old. Celebrating it here would cushion the blow of getting one year older you know lol

    1. tamlyn.jacobus@gmail.com We love spier, i mean, who doesnt?

  92. This sounds amazing!!!
    I will would love to spend the weekend with my best Grethe!

  93. Best as always!
    winter wonders of fun, wine, love and nature!

  94. Ek wens ek was m meermin met n mooi blou vin!

  95. Looks amazing!!!
    Ninette Leistner

  96. Message
    it looks so nice and a well deserved place to spend some awesome time away

  97. Perfect Winter getaway!

  98. Message

  99. Alinda Lombard

    Ek wens ek was n meermin met n mooi blou vin.

    Have a lovely day!!!!

  100. emma.drummond12@gmail.com
    behind that email address lies a super-keen human eager to win 🙂

  101. Never stayed at Spier before. This would be a great prize!!!

  102. Suuuuuuper keen on the prize! Keen surprise for one of my bests birthdays! x

  103. Emily

    This would be the BEST prize!

  104. YES please!!


    Also left a comment on Facebook (Henriette Cronje)

  105. Ruschka du Toit

  106. Me please!


  107. Shotgun 🙂 Jade Methven – jademethven(at)gmail(dot)com

  108. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!



  109. What an amazing treat!

  110. I would love to go sounds relaxing
    just what i need

  111. LeKKER winter vibes en wyn! ! Dis Immers hoog tyd dat ekke bietjie iets wen op jou blog! ! love die blog …MOS 🙂 epos supermilne@gmail.com

  112. All the wants!

  113. Message apart from the luxury accommodation, wine & dine at #Spier I look forward to the Sedway tour

  114. It’s almost my birthday weekend and after FUN year of a retrenchment stint, and a lot of illness and general ‘blehness’ to the year, there is little spending monies left to go cray for the bday. I would love to whisk my boyfriend away and make him forget about stress, wifi and deadlines and all things ‘adult’. Plus, it’s the perfect distance for a Capetonian to get out of town, but still not be fatigued from tons of driving!

  115. Oh and ferreiramarelize4@gmail.com

    That’s who overexcited I got when I saw ‘Spier’ and ‘wine’.

  116. This would be a lovely treat for my amazing fiancé who took such great care of me following a surgery last month.


  117. Yes PLEASE!



  118. looks amazing!

  119. This would be incredible – yes please!

  120. Pick me, pick me! Would be amazing to win such an amazing getaway in the heart of Winter 🙂

  121. Would love to go!

  122. Wehoooooooo well this looks like a dandy idea !

  123. DIEP lekker. Hierdie sal die perfekte mini babymoon wees 🙂

  124. To win this incredibly special prize would be amazing.



  125. Would love to win this!

  126. Spier is like a second home as I go there all the time. Love the picnic baskets, the herb garden, the Werf, Eight restaurant, Eagle encounters and the wine is always great. I will Tweet some wonderful Spier encounters.

  127. Would love to win this!


  128. Oh please pick me Tails of a mermaid! My boyfriend has been in Istanbul since last year Nov & this would be the perfect homecoming present for him! We love Spier & we love the Cape!

  129. What a special weekend this would be!! Yes Please!!

    Lucy – Lucydecanha@gmail.com

  130. I would love to be a winner! Please 🙂 My boyfriend and I really need some quality alone time at Spier 🙂

  131. fingers crossed!!!

  132. Toni-lee Davids
    What a awesome weekend winter getaway this would be the perfect gift for my amazing husband birthday on 24 June…. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  133. Bradley Davids
    Lovely competition would love to win and take my wife on a romantic winter getaway

  134. I really wouldn’t mind winning this competition – not AT all

  135. What an absolutely fantastic giveaway 🙂 I couldn’t think of anything more delicious

  136. This looks awesome. robbiemevans@gmail.com

  137. I neeeeeed this!! ME ME! =) Would make an awesome birthday present for my boyfriend! #TailsOfAMermaid monvdl@outlook.com

  138. fantastic reviews….we tend to hibernate in winter and miss the wonderful specials…would be great for my Jhb based lovebug & i to share our beautiful city in winter.

  139. WOW! What a stunning prize. Holding thumbs bevboshoff@hotmail.com

  140. Gillian Adams – gillianadams80@gmail.com

  141. I would love a weekend away at Spier wine Estate

  142. Message

  143. Would absolutely LOVE to win this, please please please 🙂

  144. This would be the best little getaway with my hubby… Have liked both pages and shared on FB.

    Laura Watson – lwatson.js@gmail.com

  145. A weekend away with my girlfriend as celebration for graduating would be a treat

  146. Spier is my go-to, for chilling that the whole family enjoys … Looking forward to bringing some Irish family, in 3 weeks time.
    And single mum

  147. Spier is my go-to, for chilling that the whole family enjoys … Looking forward to bringing some Irish family, in 3 weeks time. And a single mum of 3 always needs special time off!

  148. Oooh!!!
    Victoria harrison

  149. Sweet giveaway! I am coming back to visit in June and August. So I have a place to stay for my vac! Yay!


  150. Looks amazing

  151. Me me me!

  152. Sounds excellent – antgird@gmail.com

  153. Ah, I would LOVE to win! A weekend away with my man would be a dream!

    Catherine Goldschmidt

  154. Would love to treat my boyfriend to this as his end of degree gift. He will finally finish his law degree after 4 tough years so he really does deserve a treat.

  155. Game on! Totally up for it! Yessss pleasssse

  156. What an awesome gift this is. Would be so awesome to take a breather with my love and spend some time away from the ‘big bad city’
    And Spier is so So beautiful!
    Here’s to holding fingers and toes crossed…

  157. Enjoyed a Valentines Day movie night at Spier. Would have been great to have finished the day by converting the visit into a night’s stay.

  158. Stunning!

  159. I’m allllllllll about this winter! And I’m all about chasing joy!! The weekend at spier sounds amazing! Pick me, choose me, love me!!!! (Meredith, greys anatomy ☺️)


  160. Definitely on my wishlist

  161. YES PLEASE! Would love to win this little getaway for the husband and I 🙂 Holding thumbs x


  162. Elisabeth Dreyer ehdreyer@gmail.com

  163. Oh, this would be just be a fairytale come true!


  164. Lovely prize meganjonkers@gmail.com

  165. OMG! I would love to experience this. My husband is coming back after almost a month of being away… and everywhere is fully booked for this weekend! it would change our lives!

  166. Awesome!!!!!!!!!

  167. Wow!!! This is beautiful! This will be a perfect surprise for my hubby! Wish I can rest my #tails here! #WinterWeekend #Spier #TailsofaMermaid #SpierWineFarm

  168. Yes please!! Fingers crossed // marilet@thelionandthelady.co.za

  169. Message

  170. Wow, wouldn’t mind this at all! mzstehr@gmail.com

  171. This is amazing! Pick me 🙂 Shannon Paxton- shannonpaxton4@gmail.com 🙂 x x x

  172. Pretty Pretty Please!

  173. Miss Willfully Worded (my lady) and I, would love to win this winter warmer wine weekend!

  174. Beautiful place!

  175. best place and best wine!!! Who wouldn’t want this Maxine Lenferna – maxilenferna@gmail.com

  176. This looks incredible! I think my parents deserve it more than anything. never met such dedicated hardworking people in my life, they go out of their way for my siblings and I and never take a break for themselves. Sarah Houston sarah_houston101@yahoo.com

  177. I would love a romantic weekend away in the stunning wine estate, with my hubby of 38years!! Also as I have just recovered from a total knee replacement operation.

  178. Messagepick me

  179. This would be the best thing ever ❤i love spier!!!

  180. Love those Winter nights at Spier sitting at the fireplace close to the bar drinking my shiraz…..

  181. exciitteemmmeennnttt!!!

  182. You always make me want to travel more.. and by travel, I also mean discover more of the gems close to home that make living in the best part of the world so amazing!!

  183. Robyn Britz


    SPIER WINE ESTATE AND WINTER is a winning combination and will be a lifetime
    experience and memories for life !!!

  185. Bianca Raath


  186. Spier is so lovely. The restaurant is to die for and the wildlife rehab centre is one like no other! Really love going here and seeing tasting the delicious wine too! Just fabulous 🙂

  187. I’ve always wanted to stay over at Spier. What a lovely prize 🙂

  188. Beautiful prize! Pick me pick me;)

  189. Need to escape the last year of hectic life stresses and the high rises of joburg for a couple days so would absolutely love this! Please! 🙂 x

  190. Never been but have only heard good things!!! Couldn’t ask for a better weekend getaway!

  191. A little break would go down so well right now <3

  192. Holding thumbs!!

    Melissa – hello@melissalouise.co.za

  193. Wilana van der Merwe


  194. Nazari Hickman Nazhickman@gmail.com

  195. Melodie Snyman

  196. Kim Greyling: greyling.kim@gmail.com – would love to take my mom away for a weekend and spoil her a bit.

  197. Really need a romantic weekend away!

    This would just be glorious!

    : )

  198. This looks like the perfect getaway for me and my new man I’ve never been to Spier and would love to share this experience with him! x

  199. This looks goooooood!

  200. exciting!!!

  201. looks like it could inspire some new ideas!

  202. Wow the perfect getaway! Perthenia – pertheniat@gmail.com

  203. Would be a top quality weekend after a loooong semester 🙂

  204. Oooh Oooh! Pick meeee! 🙂
    That looks and sounds amazeballs!

    Madi xxx

  205. whoops…. too excited…. forgot email address…..



    Name: Lauren Losper
    Email: laurenlosper@gmail.com

  207. Yes please!

    Name: Cris Robertson
    Email: creesrobbie@gmail.com

  208. Spier getaway! I need this!

  209. I would love to win this! what a fantastic birthday present it would be 🙂

  210. Shana Kreusch (email listed in the form details, don’t want to put it up publicly).

    Never won anything in my life, pretty please?

  211. I could do with winning this on the 16th of June as an amazing wedding anniversary gift! Yes! ☺️

  212. Dreaming of this wonderful farm and the opportunity to spend an evening exploring all it has offer. Holding thumbs, finger, toes..everything!

    Stacey Rehbock

  213. A little break away from the busy city and an opportunity to spend some time in the beautiful Stellenbosch valley. Camera packed and stomach empty. Haven’t been to the farm in years, fingers crossed.

  214. It’s my boyfriend and my anniversary next month, and we love spier!

  215. You will probably want to give this away to a couple so they can enjoy the rest and relaxation, but I think you should give it away to someone single (like me) who would just absolutely adore going away to a place I could probably never afford on my own, but have no problem enjoying it on my own – after all, if you have to wait for other people before you start your life, it might never happen! I imagine myself reading a book by the fireplace, enjoying my own company at the coffee date… And savouring that glass of red wine – because life is truly beautiful. Who knows, I might even ask someone to enjoy this treat with me!

  216. Looks like so much fun! Think my hubby an me need a weekend away together.
    Karen Marais

  217. How great it would be to finally win something and not only arrange competitions for everyone that I’m not allowed to enter or win! Whoop whoop!

  218. Would love a little pampering 🙂

  219. Nicole Pretorius


    This sounds awesome! Baby is due end of July so we will need a mini getaway shortly after 😉


  220. this prize is amazing!


  221. Such an amazing prize!!! My finace would love this!!! <3 🙂

  222. This would be perfect 🙂

  223. OMW!!! YES!! we stopped at Spier last saturday & i was absolutely blown away by all the changes they’ve made!! I fell a lot in Love with Spier!!
    absolutely STUNNING!!
    Would so LOVE to win this!!
    Stellenbosch is my most favourite favourite place!! xx


  224. YES PLEASE! much needed min break!

  225. This looks delightful- yet everything you do does!!!

  226. Chelsea Pickering would LOVE to win this!

  227. eek holding thumbs! Would absolutely cherish this prize.
    Philippa – philippagee1@gmail.com

  228. Yes please this sounds delightful!
    Thanks for recommendation x

  229. I would love LOVE to give this to my parents as a gift to say thank you for helping me finish 7 years of studies this year, and for supporting me all the way!!! Its so hard to say thank you but this will help, VERSEKER!!

  230. Oh wow, what a stunning giveaway! This sounds like just the kind of relaxing weekend my husband and I could do with. Holding thumbs!

  231. I’m going to enter again, because I’m poor and really want a wine filled girl weekend away with my bestest.