A hotel as flawless as the diamonds on display here
50 minutes from Cape Town and 30 minutes from Franschhoek
Exceptional views across the vineyards and valley
You enter Delaire Graff via a sweeping tree-lined driveway, winding through beautiful gardens that earned the hotel the Relais & Châteaux’s Garden Trophy for 2015. The estate comprises an opulent hotel, renowned winery, countless pieces of artwork, a luxury spa and a botanic garden.
The 10 hotel rooms are individual private lodges; each with its own heated pool and sundeck. Interiors are light and airy, thoughtfully equipped with everything the most discerning traveller could desire. Guests can enjoy the two hotel restaurants, as well as the Lodge bar, private cinema, and the spa and fitness centre.
The estate is a celebratory showcase of some of South Africa’s best design, art, wine, food, and horticulture – curated for the delight of those who appreciate the finer things in life.
Delaire Graff Estate also gives back to the community and has its own greenhouse for the sustainable production of vegetables that are used in the estate’s kitchens. They also bottle their own mineral water on the estate, which is used in the restaurants. Waste water is recycled and reused in the gardens. In 2008 Laurence Graff, Chairman of Graff Diamonds, set up F.A.C.E.T. (For Africa’s Children Every Time). The aim of the charity is to raise funds for the education, health and wellbeing of the children of Africa from where Graff Diamonds sources many of its beautiful stones.
Owned by British-born diamond jewellery merchant Laurence Graff, Delaire Graff is widely considered to be the jewel of the Cape Winelands. Situated at the top of the Helshoogte Pass, that links the towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, the estate has beautiful views of vineyards extending out to a mountain backdrop. Delaire Graff is about a 50 minute drive from Cape Town city centre, 40 minutes from the airport, 30 minutes from Franschhoek, and just 10 minutes from Stellenbosch. The Delaire Graff Estate is a botanical paradise, carefully planted to reflect the changing seasons and be in glorious bloom every day of the year.
Every aspect of Delaire Graff has the wow factor and it’s situation on the highest crest on the Helshoogte Mountain Pass means you really do have the most exceptional views. For a special treat ask the hotel the way to the secret sundowner spot where you can enjoy some delicious wine whilst watching the scenery turn a glowing pinkish-orange before you.
1 Owners Lodge & 1 Presidential Lodge (2 bedrooms each), 4 Luxury Lodges & 4 Deluxe Lodges (1 bedroom each)
Children of all ages are welcome and childminding is available by prior arrangement.