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Establishment Description

Delaire Graff Estate is surrounded by sweeping views across stunning vineyards and mountains towards Stellenbosch, one of the world’s leading wine destinations. This incredible location provides a sense of escape and privacy for the guests of the Estate’s Lodges and Spa. The ten sumptuously decorated lodges, each with their own private plunge pool, invite complete relaxation in an idyllic setting. Here, guests can enjoy art and design, gourmet foods and award winning wines and a world class Spa, featuring a range of products and exclusive treatments.
Delaire Graff Estate has achieved what owner and globally renowned visionary Laurence Graff, Chairman of Graff Diamonds International, had in mind when he acquired this magnificent Cape Winelands property in 2003 and vowed to transform it into South Africa’s most desirable art, hospitality and wine destination. Today, with two outstanding restaurants, a state-of-the-art winery, exclusive Lodges, a destination Spa and two luxury boutiques, the transformation of this piece of paradise, nestled between majestic mountains and overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch, one of the world’s leading wine destinations, is now complete. Striking Cape Dutch architecture meets African artefacts and styling, with original artworks from Laurence Graff’s personal collection on display throughout, representing some of South Africa’s finest contemporary artists.
 For a more active experience, excursions include vineyard walks, wine tasting and visits to the historic towns of nearby Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
Delaire Draff Spa:  Four elegant spa suites provide personalised luxurious treatments from Swiss Perfection, Aromatherapy Associates and Mamma Mio. For a more energising experience the Spa offers a fully equipped Techno gym.


Accommodation

Each lodge has a private heated pool, a butler’s kitchen and all lodge bedrooms are en-suite with a separate sitting area. Lodge amenities include wireless internet, LED flat screen TV, luxury bathroom amenities, luxury linen, pillow menu, iPod docking stations and the use of an iPad during guests’ stay.


Area activities

Activities on the estate: Private cinema, Graff Diamond salon, 100% Capri boutique, vineyard walks, Delaire wine tasting and cellar tours.
Activities close by: Visit the historical Winelands town of Stellenbosch for art, galleries and shopping. Experience local Cape cuisine and wines, hot air ballooning, vineyard horse rides, helicopter adventures, signature golf courses and picnics.


Check in times

Check In: 14h00

Check out: 11h00


Children Policy

Children of all ages are welcome. They receive a welcome play pack on arrival, with daily activities and children’s turndown. Baby cots and additional beds are available on request for children under 12. Baby sitters available on request.


Deposit Terms

A 50% deposit is required to confirm a reservation. On-line reservations to be paid immediately with credit card when making a reservation. When paying your deposit by EFT (Electronic fund transfer) the deposit is required within 4 days of confirmation. All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid credit card. The remaining balance of the accommodation is kindly requested 30 days prior to the date of arrival. Should payment not be received as stipulated, Delaire reserves the right to cancel the reservation. Payment can be made by secure on-line payment, direct deposit or credit card. All major credit cards are accepted. All extras are to be settled on departure by the guests.


Cancellation Terms

Cancellations made within 30 days of the arrival date, 50% of the full accommodation is payable. Cancellations made within 14 days of the arrival date, 100% of the full accommodation is payable. In the event of a premature departure the full extent of the stay, as originally booked and confirmed, will be charged.able. Cancellations made within 14 days of the arrival date, 100% of the full accommodation is payable. In the event of a premature departure the full extent of the stay, as originally booked and confirmed, will be charged.


Travel Insurance

We suggest that guests are covered by travel insurance in the event of an unforeseen cancellation.


Room Types & Descriptions

• Deluxe Lodges Accommodates 2 adults, 80m², views of the Estate vineyards and gardens.

• Luxury Lodges Accommodates 2 adults, 80m², views of the Stellenbosch Valley, Simonsberg Mountain Range and Estate vineyards.

• Presidential Lodge Accommodates 4 adults, 130 m², views of the Simonsberg Mountain Range and the Estate vineyards.

• Owners Lodge Accommodates 4 adults, 130 m², log fireplace, views of the Stellenbosch Valley, Table Mountain and the Estate vineyards

Cuisine

The highly talented and experienced chef also oversees Indochine, the Asian-inspired restaurant attached to the estate’s private lodges and spa. When Christiaan first launched the Delaire Graff Restaurant, his brief from owner Laurence Graff was to create a menu of accessible, unintimidating dishes reflecting the best of South African ingredients and local provenance. - In-room private dining - Indochine Restaurant - Asian influenced cuisine with a modern twist situated at the Lodges and Spa - The Delaire Graff Restaurant offers bistro-chic cuisine with fresh and vibrant flavours and is situated at the Winery’s building. - Private dining in the vinotèque, situated at the winery.


CSI Profiles


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Food Philosophy

Cooking with ethically sourced produce that is local, seasonal and sustainable is central to Christiaan’s philosophy both at home with his family and in the restaurants on the estate. His menus are always a celebration of the best available ingredients from the surrounding wine region and elsewhere in South Africa. Freshness, authenticity and artistry characterise each plate and dishes are constantly evolving and being reinvented in rhythm with the seasons.
In his role as executive chef of the estate, Christiaan has really come into his own working amongst like-minded people who share not only his holistic approach to the dining experience but his passion and vision for ethically sourced ingredients that reflect the local terroir and a shift towards organic farming principles. Bio-dynamically grown vegetables are picked straight from the estate’s greenhouse and substantial gardens, and Christiaan liaises closely with the farm manager to ensure a steady supply of seasonal vegetables, salad leaves and herbs.
‘The organic movement is gaining traction slowly in South Africa. Initially I wanted everything on my menus to be organic, but going green is a process requiring passion and dedication.I spend a lot of time sourcing the right suppliers, people who speak the same language and understand what I want. As chefs working in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, we are continually driving the demand for quality, sustainably produced ingredients,’ explains Christiaan.
In the kitchens at Delaire Graff Estate, Christiaan insists on meat that is free of hormones and antibiotics and sourced from pasture-reared, free-roaming animals exposed to natural sunlight. If the best ingredients are not available locally, he looks to other countries in Africa rather than overseas. Says Christiaan: ‘You won’t find scallops on my menu. The prawns and langoustines come from Mozambique, fresh crab is flown in from Namibia and we only serve line-caught fish approved by SASSI, the South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative’.


Chef's Profile

Delair Dining 21 resizedCape Town-born Christiaan Campbell heads up the two beautifully appointed restaurants on Delaire Graff Estate, the prestigious wine estate situated on top of the Helshoogte Mountain Pass. Surrounded by dramatic scenery, the estate lies at the heart of South Africa’s world-renowned wine-growing region, Stellenbosch, and contributes significantly to the Cape’s reputation for offering world-class culinary tourism. The flagship Delaire Graff Restaurant, launched by Christiaan and his team in 2009 to critical acclaim, is surrounded by immaculate vineyards, a modern winery and elegant wine-tasting lounge. The highly talented and experienced chef also oversees Indochine, the Asian-inspired restaurant attached to the estate’s private lodges and spa. When Christiaan first launched the Delaire Graff Restaurant, his brief from owner Laurence Graff was to create a menu of accessible, unintimidating dishes reflecting the best of South African ingredients and local provenance.Cooking with ethically sourced produce that is local, seasonal and sustainable is central to Christiaan’s philosophy both at home with his family and in the restaurants on the estate. His menus are always a celebration of the best available ingredients from the surrounding wine region and elsewhere in South Africa. Freshness, authenticity and artistry characterise each plate and dishes are constantly evolving and being reinvented in rhythm with the seasons.


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Nearest Airport

Cape Town International Airport, 35 minutes away. Approximately 30 km

Transfer Options

Helipads: Two on site
GPS Coordinates:
S33°55.236` E18°55.207`

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