Welcome to Spekulasie Estate

The Spekulasie Estate is situated in the well known Swartland, just north off the R315, close to the Darling area. This 250ha estate is unique hence the critical endangered Renosterbolplantveld with it’s own micro ecosystem. Conservation is the keyword to all the activities on this truly magnificent farm.

The 30ha dryland bushvine vineyard on rich Swartland Oakleaf soil, is situated against a northern slope about 28 km as the crow flies, from the Atlantic ocean. The vineyard, which yields approximately 5 tons/ha, is farmed according to IPW standards.

Johan and Linza Louw’s dream came true when the farmhouse on Spekulasie was renovated during 2002. Together with their children, Mihan and wife Maré, Leanie and newly weds, Wilhelm and wife Katie, they have turned it into a haven of tranquillity to which friends and family return often.



“I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.” Spekulasie Estate wine is still hand crafted. During the month of February grapes are harvested by hand, carefully selected and sorted after which it



“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” Accommodation @ Spekulasie Estate Agri -tourismo is a well- known concept in Europe. Spekulasie offers accommodation on a working farm. Guests are welcomed in the


Agri Tourism

“Life is a journey, not a guided tour” An agri-tourism route was established as a result of the farm’s involvement in conservation. Birding, hiking, cycling and motorbiking are just a few activities that can be done in this area. The

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