Winelands, South Africa
Exclusive and enchanting, Delaire Graff Estate has long been one of South Africa’s most revered wineries, delivering award-winning wines from expressive Stellenbosch Valley terroir. But that’s not why we love to visit Delaire Graff. The estate also has this secret hideout, a boutique hotel with ten private lodges overlooking the vines.
It’s a feast for all the senses, a destination for indulging on sublime smells and the beauty of silence. The lodges expertly blend Cape Dutch architecture with African flair. Oversized beds and opulent bathrooms are complemented by a private veranda and heated plunge pool. Personal butlers attend to your needs and the service is impeccable.
If you’re four adults travelling together, we don’t think anywhere else in South Africa could rival the estate’s Owner’s Lodge or Presidential Lodge. Honeymooning couples will love the Luxury Lodge and the chance for elegant evenings overlooking the valley, sipping on vintage bottles from the Delaire Graff cellar.
We can’t get enough of the exclusivity. It feels like you’re alone on an award-winning vineyard, immersed in the abundant allure of the Cape Winelands. Leave the estate and over 100 vineyards are within easy reach, along with the cute town of Stellenbosch. But when staying on an estate as charming as this, you’ll want to be back by sunset for leisurely tasting on the veranda.
Extra beds can be provided and there’s space for one child per two adults. Larger families should consider the Presidential or Owner’s lodges.
- Eight luxury lodges for two adults, plus two larger lodges designed for four adults sharing
- Private veranda and heated plunge pool
- Full breakfast, served in the restaurant or at your lodge
- Inclusive minibar plus Delaire Graff wine tasting
- Sparkling wine with canapés every evening
- Transfers to Stellenbosch town
- Laundry service
Open all year round, children of all ages are welcome.
This lodge can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £455 / €515 / $635