Delaire Graff Lodge and Spa is situated on the highest crest along the magnificent Helshoogte Mountain Pass, linking the Cape’s two leading wine districts, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. The lodge has just 10 cottages, eight with one bedroom and two with two bedrooms and each has a private heated infinity pool. All afford fabulous views over the local hills, vineyards, and some extend all the way to Cape Point and Table Mountain. Spacious bathrooms feature Jo Malone toiletries.
The lodge has exceptional views and exquisite contemporary art from Laurence Graff’s private art collection that is displayed throughout the lodge. There is also a private cinema, fully-equipped spa, gym and various dining options.
Guided walks in the vineyard, wine tastings and cellar tours with the winemaker ensure for an unforgettable experience. Other activities in the local area include golf, walking and hiking in the surrounding mountains and Franschhoek’s Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, trout fishing, horse riding, hot air ballooning and visits to Cheetah Outreach, Drakenstein Lion Park and the Bonheur Crocodile Farm.
Delaire Graff offers 10 cottages - one Owners Lodge (two bedrooms), one Presidential Lodge (two bedrooms), four Luxury Lodges and four Deluxe Lodges. All afford fabulous views over the local hills, vineyards, and some extend all the way to Cape Point and Table Mountain. Spacious bathrooms feature Jo Malone toiletries.
There are 4 deluxe lodges each has it's own kitchen and a large en-suite bedroom, private terrace and infinity pool.
There are 4 luxury lodges with their own kitchen, en-suite bathroom and infinity pool. All the lodges are air conditioned with WiFi internet and private decks.
There are 2 suites that have 2 en-suite bedrooms accommodating 4 people.
Children are welcome at Delaire but there are no specific facilities except babysitting which is available on request. The Owners and the Presidential Lodge both have two bedrooms so work very well for families. Attractions kids will love in the Winelands area include Bugz Play Park, the Franschhoek Motor Museum, Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens, the Stellenbosch Toy and Miniature Museum and for a chance to see some of South Africa's abundant wildlife, the Giraffe House, the Cheetah Outreach Facility and Eagle Encounters.
Facilities at the hotel include various dining options, a gym, spa, cinema room, wireless internet access, wine cellar tour and tasting on the Delaire Graff Estate.
The hotel offers complimentary private Delaire wine cellar tour and tasting, daily transfers to and from Stellenbosch, guided vineyard walks and use of the spa facilities, gym and cinema room. Spa treatments are charged additionally. Other activities in the local area golf, walking and hiking in the surrounding mountains, fly fishing, horse riding and hot air ballooning (only in the summer).
When to travel
The Winelands are a wonderful year-round destination and enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate, somewhat like the South of France, which is what makes the area perfect for grape-growing. Summer is the reverse of the Northern hemisphere. The best season visit is September to March when it is hot, sunny and dry. From April to August it cools down with some rain.
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Location and directions
The Winelands, South Africa
Delaire Graff is perched on the magnificent Helshoogte Mountain Pass, between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Situated in one of South Africa’s most impressive regions – the Cape Winelands
How to get there
12-hour international flight to Cape Town International Airport. Delaire Graff is a 35-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport and a 45-minute drive from Cape Town’s city centre. Transfers can be arranged by the hotel.