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Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa

June 2, 2010 by

Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Delaire Graff Estate is a 10-lodge, 5-star, modern luxury boutique restaurant, hotel and spa set within a larger wine estate property in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Situated in the stunning Helshoogte Mountain Pass, the Delaire Graff Estate is one of the leading restaurants and boutique hotels anywhere in the world. Owned by Laurence Graff, founder of Graff Diamonds, the estate represents luxury living at its finest.

Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Accommodation at the Delaire Graff Estate comes by way of 10 luxurious lodges, categorizes as 8 Luxury and Deluxe Lodges, 1 Owner’s Lodge and 1 Presidential Lodge.

Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa

All lodges feature double volume ceilings with exposed timber trusses and custom designed furniture created exclusively for Delaire by David Collins Studio. The lodges are all perfectly situated to take maximum advantage of the views over the local hills and vineyards, and some extend all the way to Cape Point and Table Mountain.

Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa
The Deluxe and Luxury Lodges are spacious and ultra luxurious, each containing a private Heated Pool and a Butler’s Kitchen. The Owner’s Lodge incorporates a Log Fireplace, 2 Bedrooms and a private Heated Pool and the Presidential Lodge incorporates 2 Bedrooms and a private Heated Pool. Special touches include custom-created, locally produced organic bathroom amenities and contemporary art singled out from Laurence Graff’s private art collection.

Delaire Graff Estate offers a full-service Spa to both hotel and estate guests, allowing each to indulge in signature health and wellness treatments – all of which are associated with the production and health properties of wine and wine making. The Spa comprises four treatment rooms, a sauna and steam-room, as well as a state-of-the-art gym and fitness center. The Spa’s design concept has kept natural surroundings in mind, and materials used have been locally sourced and designed to complement the breathtaking backdrop of the Cape Winelands.  End grain timbers, polished concrete flooring and textured leathers have been chosen for their sophisticated feel, yet still being true to traditional South African design.

The restaurant at Delaire Graff Estate combines the finest cuisine with elegant interior design, by London-based designer David Collins, to provide a truly memorable dining experience. 

Under the Executive Chef, Christiaan Campbell, the estate’s restaurant offers fresh, seasonal-inspired menus bursting with vibrant, dynamic and robust flavours. The kitchen’s emphasis on authenticity lends itself towards comforting yet fine food. Guests are able to dine on the terrace under a canopy of pin oak trees, or within the splendid, spacious restaurant – both offering breathtaking views of the Stellenbosch valley and mountains. Private Dining facilities are also available.

Walking through the aesthetically charged spaces and grounds on the estate, one is privileged to spend time among an acclaimed collection of South African paintings and sculptures from the likes of Sydney Kumalo, Dylan Lewis, Fred Schimmel, Durant Sihlali, Deborah Bell, Anton Smit, and a couple of Kentridge’s – including a rare collaboration between Kentridge, Robert Hodgins, and Deborah Bell.

The estate itself is one of the few venues anywhere in the world that warrants such terms as breathtaking and awe-inspiring. Set in the dramatic Helshoogte Mountain Pass, Delair Graff Estate boasts an absolutely remarkable locations of outstanding natural beauty. Combine the location with modern and luxurious accomodations, a world-class vinyard, a celebrated restaurant and a relaxing and unique Spa and you have the perfect getaway experience for the Chic Traveler.

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  1. Estelle Slabbert says:

    Good day I need to recommend and present a proposal for my clinet 2 couples, a spa day, overnight all meals etc included. It would be any time in March midweek break. Could you please present me with a package and prices. Thank you Regards

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