Delaire Graff is perched on the magnificent Helshoogte Mountain Pass, between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. This boutique hotel has 16 exceptional lodge cottages, spectacular views and exquisite art, food and wine from its extensive wine cellar.
Situated atop the Helshoogte Pass, the ultimate luxury Winelands experience of Delaire Graff presents an unforgettable setting, stunning panoramic views and outstanding facilities, including the boutique shop selling their infamous Graff diamonds.
Jeweller Laurence Graff has converted an exceptional natural setting into a world-class wine-tasting destination - dine in either of the two fantastic restaurants pairing inventive cuisine using the freshest seasonal ingredients with their award-wining wines.
To continue the ultimate indulgence of your stay – treat yourself to some me time in the tranquil spa which offers an extensive menu of treatments all with views of the charming gardens.
When it comes to resting your head at the end of the day Delaire Graff won’t fail to disappoint – each lodge boasts it’s own private deck with private plunge pool, with magnificent views across vineyards or gardens and over the Stellenbosch Valley towards Table Mountain in the distance.
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 16 cottages - fourteen 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 owners villa is a further offering on this stunning estate and is able to sleep 12 people in four luxurious rooms, and boats private housekeeping, chef and butler service.
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.
When to visit
Drinking Delaire Graff wine overlooking the stunning setting of Stellenbosch and the surrounding mountains is one of those breathtaking experiences you'll never forget.
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.
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.
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Stroll through a beautifully landscaped indoor garden as brightly-coloured butterflies flutter around you
Chocolate & Wine Pairing
This is a unique opportunity to learn how to pair sweet wines with delicious chocolates at Waterford Estate.
Cycling in Devon Valley
This half-day trip allows you to take in the picturesque view of Devon Valley, working off the delicious calories from the region's famous four-course gourmet at Clos Malverne, paired with wine tastings at two award-winning estates.
Dine at Babel
A trip to the Winelands is not complete without visiting Babylonstoren. A walk through the gardens is a fantastic experience, time your visit to take advantage of Babel's opening times. Lunch here is not to be missed!
Dinner reservation at Tokara
This evening we have booked you a table at Tokara.
Enjoy a guided tour of Thandi Estate to visit the orchards and interact with the local community.
Hike Jonkershoek: Panorama Circuit
Follow the famous Panorama Circuit, trekking around 17km or approximately 6 hours through some of the most exceptional views of the Cape Peninsula.
Hike Jonkershoek: Sossyskloof
This scenic trail takes you through 7.2km or approximately 2.5 hours to a scenic lookout point.
Hike Jonkershoek: Tweede Waterval
For those looking for a relatively easier trek in Jonkershoek, trek around 6.5km or approximately 2 hours to a beautiful hidden waterfall.
Huguenot Memorial Museum
Situated in the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the museum narrates the story of Huguenots's arrival in the Cape, how they survived and contributed to the newly-established nation.
Le Quartier Lounge Bar
Le Quartier Lounge Bar is a recently opened, stylish cocktail bar at Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek. Mixologist, Matthew Roberts is quickly making it Franschhoek's evening 'hot spot' with his unique, African-inspired cocktails.
Private guided Winelands tour - Full Day
Exploring the Winelands with a private guide comes highly recommended. Not only do you avoid the question of who's driving, but you'll be taken to some hidden gems you'd never find in a guidebook, and the tour can be completely tailored to your interests.
The Garden at Babylonstoren
Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful acres of Babylonstoren's gardens. Team up with the gardeners for a fun and interactive experience.
Waterford Estate Vineyard Safari
Waterford Wine Estate, in the heart of Stellenbosch offers a range of tours for visitors, including a Wine Safari Tour in a safari style Land Rover, a Wine and Chocolate Tasting Tour and a Reserve Vintage Tasting Tour.
Wine at Babylonstoren
Enjoy an interactive tour of a working wine farm. Babylonstoren take you from the grape to the finished product. The enthusiasm and commitment to the Babylonstoren ideal shines through on this tour.