Delaire Graff sits high on the Helshoogte Pass, overlooking the neat vineyards and rugged mountain peaks of the Stellenbosch Valley. Rated in equal measures for its views, wines, cuisine, hospitality and art; this award-winning estate is one of the most prestigious properties in the Cape and a fantastic choice for an indulgent Cape Winelands escape.
A member of the exclusive Relais & Château collection, Delaire Graff has 10 spacious private lodges. The lodge interiors are luxurious yet understated; the walls hung with contemporary South African art. Indeed throughout the estate you’ll find art pieces from the owner (renowned diamond jeweller Laurence Graff)’s carefully curated private collection: Tretchikoff’s Chinese Girl hangs at the entrance to the wine cellar and bronze Dylan Lewis cheetahs pace the lawns.
Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa is one of those properties that you simply won't want to leave. Relax next to your (heated) private pool while your butler serves you a chilled glass of wine, take a stroll around the flower-filled gardens, go for a wine tasting, browse the exquisite jewellery at their Graff Diamond store or opt for a treatment at the estate spa (again with those ever-present views). There’s even a well-equipped gym on the property.
In the evening you have the choice between two highly acclaimed restaurants: Delaire Graff Restaurant has a contemporary menu accompanied by exceptional South African wines while Indochine offers a fusion of Asian-inspired flavours. If you’d prefer a romantic dinner for two, simply ask you butler for dinner to be served in the privacy of your lodge.