Delaire Graff Estate
The Winelands, South Africa
Delaire Graff is perched on the magnificent Helshoogte Mountain Pass, between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. This boutique hotel has ten exceptional lodge cottages, spectacular views and exquisite art, food and wine from its extensive wine cellar.
At a Glance
Private plunge pools in each suite
Stunning views of the valley
World class wine tasting
Gift shop selling Graff diamonds
Choice of excellent restaurants
The ultimate in Winelands luxury
Drinking Delaire Graff wine overlooking the stunning setting of Stellenbosch and the surrounding mountains is one of those breathtaking experiences you'll never forget.Louisa Ross-Taylor
It is hard to find a reason to leave the side of your private pool at your villa!Camilla Whitworth
Make sure to ask for a tour of the barrel room, it’s a great opportunity to learn about the maturing process of the wines as well as learning a bit more about the vineyard itself.Dominic Atterton
Enjoy a glass of wine on your terrace in the evening for the most spectacular sunset over the vineyards.Scott Dunn team
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 - each has a private heated infinity pool. All afford fabulous views over the local hills and 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 and 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 and the Stellenbosch Toy and Miniature Museum. For a chance to see some of South Africa's abundant wildlife the Giraffe House, the Cheetah Outreach Facility and Eagle Encounters are the best places to visit.
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).
Location & 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.
When to go
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.