Impeccably beautiful, from the landscaped gardens to the stunning art collection adorning its walls, Delaire Graff is a luxury wine estate, lodge and spa perched high on the Helshoogte Pass looking down over the Cape Winelands and Stellenbosch to Table Mountain. A personal project of Chairman of Graff Diamonds, Laurence Graff, the estate sets new standards of excellence with its two gourmet restaurants, luxury accommodation and world-class spa, and is a worthy member of Relais and Chateaux. The magnificent setting and superb hospitality make Delaire Graff the ideal destination for a romantic hideaway and an excellent base for a gourmet wine tour.
The ten individual luxury lodges each have their own private heated plunge pool on a secluded terrace with views either of the beautiful estate gardens or over the vineyards and mountains. Light, airy and tastefully decorated with contemporary elegance, each lodge has a lounge and spacious bedroom, a private kitchen stocked with organic coffee, hand-made chocolates and many more treats, and the butler service pampers guests with sparkling wine and canapés every evening. The Owners and Presidential lodges are even more spacious with two bedrooms each, ideal for families or friends travelling together.
Fabulous artworks, from bronze sculptures in the gardens to huge canvases in the restaurants are personally curated by Laurence Graff, making a stroll around the estate a journey of art appreciation. Dine at Indochine one night, where Asian-inspired feasts of lively aromatic flavours feature fresh organic produce from the estate, then at the Delaire Graff restaurant where chef Christiaan Campbell creates his vibrant ‘bistro-chic magic, and knowledgeable sommeliers guide guests through the excellent wine list.
A delectable treatment at the exclusive spa is not to be missed with a wide menu of holistic treatments, and a large infinity pool to relax beside with awe-inspiring sunset views. Then there’s the state-of the-art gym for exercise, or walk around the wine estate with a wine-tasting to finish, before choosing a movie to enjoy at the private cinema.
A journey of luxury, relaxation and pampering in exquisite surroundings, Delaire Graff is not to be missed on a visit to South Africa.