Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa forms part of the Delaire Graff Estate. Owned by Laurence Graff, chairman of Graff Diamonds International, it was established in 2003 with the aim of becoming the most desirable art, hospitality, and wine destination in all South Africa! Accommodation is booked on a B&B basis, including daily newspapers, mini-bar items, Nespresso coffee, daily transfers between the estate and Stellenbosch (subject to availability), wine tasting, evening wine and canapés, Wi-Fi, and a laundry service. Please note in 2020, Delaire Graff Lodge & Spa will be closed over the winter months from 1 May - 17 July, reopening for guests on 18 July 2020.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The estate can be accessed via 60 kilometres’ road transfer from Cape Town. It’s situated between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, with breathtaking mountain and valley views!
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT DELAIRE GRAFF LODGES & SPA:
At present, there are four types of guest lodges, an additional category, and a villa. Starting with the Deluxe Lodge, this covers 70 square meters and sleeps a maximum of two adults. A cot may be added if need be. The bedroom features a king-size bed or twin beds, a writing desk and chair, contemporary wall artwork, and ample storage space. Adjacent to the bedroom is a lounge area, and the lodge also offers a well-equipped kitchenette. En-suite facilities comprise flush toilet, washbasin/s, shower, and bathtub. Amenities include air conditioning, mood lighting, telephone, satellite television, DVD player, Nespresso machine, mini-bar, safe, iPod docking station, Wi-Fi, high chair (if required), and hairdryer. Double doors lead from the bedroom onto a pleasant terrace, complete with private heated pool! This is a great spot to relax and enjoy the lodge’s garden views. The Luxury Lodge is similarly appointed and offers sweeping vistas over the estate, Simonsberg mountain range, and Stellenbosch valley. Next up, the Presidential Lodge is sufficiently spacious (130m²) to accommodate up to four adults in two en-suite bedrooms, and guests can marvel at some beautiful countryside scenery. And the Owner’s Lodge is the same size, but guests of this lodge enjoy views of the estate, the valley, and Table Mountain! Please get in touch with us to discuss the options, including accessible rooms.
The communal areas of Delaire Graff include a very sumptuous lounge, featuring plush seating around stylish coffee tables. There are two restaurants. One is named after the estate and offers classic bistro dishes, spectacular vineyard views, and interiors including orange leather couches designed by David Collins. The other is Indochine, where exquisitely flavoured Asian cuisine comes as standard. Of course wine plays a significant part in the estate’s dining experiences, with many a fine vintage produced at the on-site winery and brought to table for you to enjoy. There’s a gallery to peruse as well, in addition to an assortment of boutiques – Graff Diamonds, 100% Capri (linens), Vana (handbags and accessories), and Africa Nova (curios). Guests have access to a cinema too, as well as a gym and a spa. The estate’s gardens provide a lovely setting for a gentle stroll, and there’s a very inviting swimming pool!
ACTIVITIES AT DELAIRE GRAFF LODGES & SPA:
Here are a few examples of activities and experiences available in and around Delaire Graff:
Explore the estate- Wander through the gardens, pausing to admire the sculptures on display, and marvel at the vineyards in which tasty grapes slowly ripen on their journey to becoming a world-class wine. The vineyards alone cover 20 hectares, so there’s plenty to see!
Visit Franschhoek- Packed with art galleries, curio shops, museums, monuments, and gourmet restaurants, the French Corner of The Winelands has ample attractions to enjoy.
Visit Stellenbosch- This Cape Winelands town also holds ample interest for foodies and culture buffs alike!
Biking and hiking- See as much of The Winelands as you wish from the saddle, or set out on foot along many of the region’s hiking trails.
Fishing- Head out to the Wemmers river, for trout fishing amidst spectacular scenery!
Golf- The Winelands boasts an outstanding variety of courses, not least in Pearl Valley, which has hosted the South African Golf Championship for the past three years in a row.
Visit local wine estates- If you have time, you could consider taking in other estates. Just a few situated not far from Delaire Graff are Chamonix, Grande Provence, Rupert & Rothschild, and Mullineux & Leeu.