Spier History: Sannie’s Story

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    28 Jan 2015
    Clock 40min      Length0mi
    16 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    This historical tour was researched and written by one of South Africa's foremost playwrights, Brett Bailey. The walk will take you on a fictional journey based on the reality of life on a farm in the Cape Winelands in the early part of the 19th century. These were the dying days of a colonial society that relied on slavery, and thousands of slaves from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Angola and Mozambique toiled in the region.

    Your narrator is a fictional character named Sannie de Goede, a slave woman on the Spier Farm in 1836, on the eve of her freedom. Slaves were emancipated in 1834 but only walked free on 1 December 1838, after serving a 4-year 'apprenticeship' for their freedom.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Spier Wine Farm

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    The tour starts at Spier's wine tasting centre. After you park at the estate, you can inquire at reception and get a map.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Wine Tasting Centre, or Eight To Go, Eight Restaurant, various historical sites, Wine Cellar.

    Best time of day:

    Any time, but be sure to check the estate's opening hours.


    Take along sunblock and a hat in summer, and a raincoat in winter.


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    Downloading stopped after 4/15 segments. Frustrating...

    Posted by David Mayes , over 4 years ago
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    Hi David - Sorry to hear you're having trouble. This is something we run into occasionally on Android, especially on older devices, and we're working on an update that will fix it. In the interim, if this happens, exit the download. You'll see that the walk is still "Downloading". Tap on the bar that says Downloading, then select Cancel. The download should restart.

    Iain , over 4 years ago

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