An Afternoon at Delaire Graff Estates

by Sandy Salle on September 3, 2019

One of favorite memories from a recent trip was as we drove up to the private gate at the Delaire Graff Estate, I felt I was being taken back in time. It took my breath away with it’s 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 guests of this elegant wine estate in the heart of the Cape Winelands. 

An unforgettable destination if you would like to stay overnight, each lodge is tailored to provide an unrivaled guest experience. Spacious living spaces and light filled interiors flow seamlessly outdoors where guests can choose to dip into their private, heated plunge pool or relax within the natural surroundings. Sleep soundly in oversized beds dressed with the finest linens; relax in marble bathrooms furnished with an indulgent array of beauty products and enjoy spacious dressing areas. 

The lunch I enjoyed there was truly a dining experience and an expression of the seasons, where classic bistro favorites are served with the finest South African touches. Their story is simple; the best food starts with the best ingredients and paired with exceptional wines.

Overlooking a sea of vineyards and olive groves planted on the Simonsberg, the views from the terrace span all the way into the Banhoek Valley and are absolutely breathtaking.

Delaire Graff Estate is home to the curated personal collection of Laurence Graff and includes exceptional pieces such as Tretchikoff’s Chinese Girl, works by Lionel Smit, Dylan Lewis, William Kentridge, Cecil Skotnes, Deborah Bell and other important African artists. Wander through the Estate and enjoy the sculptures throughout the gardens as well as adorned interiors. This is a haven for art lovers and I spent hours exploring.

With so much going on around you , I almost forgot that Delaire Graff Wine Lounge offers an exceptional array of wines to savor during wine tastings, by the glass or by the bottle – a great way to end the day here!

Ready to book your trip to South Africa that includes Delaire Graff? Contact us at 1-800-940-9344 if you’re ready to start planning your African Safari Vacation. Or email us at hoainfo@hillsofafrica.com.

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