Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa


Journey to the highest peak of the Helshoogte mountain pass and you’ll uncover an exquisite treasure - the Delaire Graff Lodge and Spa. Considered to be one of South Africa’s leading luxury destinations, the Estate has won numerous accolades for its accommodation, design, food and wine.


The individual lodges are centred around the main lodge which houses a private cinema, meeting facilities, Indochine Restaurant and a state of the art spa and gym.

There are ten unique lodges at Delaire Graff Lodge, each with its own private heated pool, modern creature comforts and butler service but what really sells this as a top destination are the magnificent views found all over the Estate.

An exceptional art collection, that reveals itself as you make your way through the main Lodge and guest lodges, was personally selected by Delaire Graff’s owner Laurence Graff, the Chairman and founder of Graff Diamonds International.

While it is a centre of exceptional art, exquisite design, soul restoring spa therapies, gastronomic excellence and superb wines, it is the location that ties it all together, into the perfect five-star vacation destination.


Cuisine

The Delaire Graff Restaurant invites guests to dine on the terrace under a canopy of pin oak trees or eat indoors where they can appreciate the beautiful interiors designed by interior architect and decorator David Collins. The food is a fresh and approachable “bistro chic” and the kitchen is overseen by Executive Chef Christiaan Campbell who has a vibrant and distinctive style.

Indochine presents modern Asian-inspired cuisine with a contemporary flair made from locally sourced organic farms and the Estates own greenhouse under the watchful eye of Head Chef Jonathan Heath.


Spa

The Spa at Delaire Graff has four treatment suites, a hair care studio and additional relaxation and fitness areas, and is focused on providing a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Swiss Perfection and Aromatherapy Associates products are used during treatments in the well-equipped Spa suites and guests can enjoy hydro-massage baths and have the option of private terraces for open-air treatments. The Spa at the Delaire Graff Estate enjoys additional exclusivity as it is the only spa in Africa to offer the Swiss Perfection range of anti-aging treatments.


Rooms

Wake in the morning and fold back the shutter doors to reveal rolling, vine-covered hills, expansive blue heavens, and majestic mountain peaks. The bedroom’s clean pallet of white walls and Egyptian cotton bed linens complimented by the dark wood furnishings draws your focus where it should be – outside.

All lodges feature double volume ceilings with exposed timber trusses and custom designed furniture. Their positioning was carefully planned to ensure that maximum advantage was taken of the surrounding vistas, some of which extend all the way to Cape Point and Table Mountain.

The eight Deluxe and Luxury Lodges are 80m2 and guests will enjoy the private heated infinity pool and Butler’s Kitchen for those who wish to self-cater.

The Presidential Lodge is 130m2 and has two bedrooms and a private 35m2 pool.

The Owner’s Lodge is also 130m2 and has a log fireplace and a 37m2 heated pool.

Each of the ten, perfectly designed lodges is equipped with LED flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations, wireless internet and Jo Malone bathroom amenities.


Accolades

Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa is the proud recipient of numerous local and international accolades including:

  • Best Accommodation at Best of Wine Tourism for 2011 & 2012
  • ‘Best Grape Escape’ at the Wallpaper Design Awards 2011
  • Conde Nast Traveller UK ‘Hot List 2011’ – one of only 65 venues in more than 31 countries to make the list
  • Conde Nast Traveller’s US annual ‘Hot List’ and was unveiled as one of the world’s best new hotels by Travel & Leisure
  • Elite Traveller named Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa as one of their top 100 suites worldwide
  • Robb Report Magazine selected Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa amongst the world’s ‘Best of the Best’ Resorts
  • Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Tourism Awards: Tourism Entity of the Year 2011



Amenities

In-lodge:

  • Daily newspaper
  • iPod docking stations
  • Jo Malone bathroom amenities
  • LED flat screen televisions
  • Mini bar
  • Valet service
  • Wireless internet

On-site:

  • Capri Boutique
  • Cinema room (available on request, max 10 guests)
  • Daily transfers to and from Stellenbosch
  • Delaire wine tasting in the wine lounge
  • Evening sparkling wine with canapés served in each lodge
  • Guided vineyard walks
  • Luxury conference facilities with equipment (max 12 guests)
  • Modern state of the art winery and cellar
  • The exclusive Spa
  • The Graff Diamond Salon
  • The grounds enjoy over 300 indigenous, plants, trees and flowers
  • The impressive art collection
  • The luxurious 100% Capri clothing store
  • The superlative restaurant and deluxe wine tasting lounge
  • Use of the spa facilities, pool and Techno gym

Activities

  • Cheetah Outreach
  • Drakenstein Lion Park
  • Golf
  • Horse trails
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm
  • Theatre and Music
  • Trout fishing
  • Walking and Hiking trails
  • Wine tasting

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