Delaire Graff Estate, where the ultimate luxury meets South African hospitality
Delaire Graff Estate is nestled between majestic mountains and overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch, where the incredible views provide the perfect backdrop to outstanding restaurants, a state-of-the-art winery, exclusive Lodges, exuberant landscaping, a destination Spa and luxury boutiques amongst which – Graff oblige – the flagship Graff Diamonds store.
When world-renowned jeweller Laurence Graff Obe first visited the estate back in 2003, he felt an immediate connection – it was love at first sight. Delaire Graff Estate Lodges, a member of Relais & Châteaux, opened in. The lodges form the basis for the ultimate Winelands escape, with guests being able to choose from ten stunning lodges – eight with one bedroom and two featuring two bedrooms – all skilfully built by master craftsmen, inspired by the local Cape Dutch architecture and designed by the celebrated London-based David Collins Studio. Each lodge makes the most of its unique Stellenbosch setting, with floor to ceiling windows offering amazing views stretching over vineyards and olive groves – some extending all the way to Cape Point and Table Mountain – while also revealing your own heated private plunge pool. The double-height ceilings combined with a neutral palette of contemporary colours create welcoming and relaxing light-filled interiors. Guests will equally enjoy the oversized beds dressed with the finest linens, the spacious dressing areas and the marble bathrooms furnished with an indulgent array of beauty products.
The dining experience at Delaire Graff Estate is truly exquisite with the Delaire Graff Restaurant offering contemporary ‘bistro chic’ cuisine which can be enjoyed relaxing on the terrace succumbing to the breathtaking views, or inside the restaurant’s spectacular interior. Patrons can nevertheless also discover Asian-inspired flavours at ‘Indochine’ which offers pan-Asian fine dining where delicate flavours come alive and each dish is synonymous with vitality, wellness and healthy living. Alternatively, guests can also choose to dine in the indulgent privacy of their own lodge.