Stellenbosch, South Africa

Delaire Graff Owner's Villa

Price per night from$19,999.66

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Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (ZAR330,434.78), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Crowning jewel

Setting

Sparkling estate

Overlooking the Stellenbosch Valley, the Delaire Graff Owner’s Villa is the pinnacle of the Delaire Graff Estate, sporting interiors by David Collins Studio and artwork from Laurence Graff’s personal collection. Built for the king of diamonds himself, the four-bedroom villa reads like an ode to African artistry, filled with paintings, sculpture and photographs by some of the continent’s brightest stars. The double-height, window-walled living room creates an impressive frame for the works on show, but the inviting furnishings and bronze-encased fireplace ensure it feels every inch a home. Outside, a mosaic-tiled infinity pool commands views across the vineyards and Cape Wineland hills, and the terrace is strewn with teak chairs angled to get the best of the sunset.

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First Glance

  • The villa is the finest property on the Delaire Graff Estate, built for owner Laurence Graff. The interiors are the work of David Collins Studio and the walls are hung with artwork from Graff’s personal collection.
  • Overlooked by an impressive sculpture, the entrance hall leads into the light-flooded living and dining room, which has a six-and-a-half-metre-high ceiling slatted with 200-year-old oak trusses. Floor-to-ceiling windows run the length of the room, commanding sweeping views of the estate vineyards and surrounding mountains.
  • The living and dining areas are separated by a double-sided fireplace clad in bronze.
  • The Assirelli-designed kitchen has top-of-the-range Gaggenau appliances, a central island and worktops in flamed local granite. It can be staffed by a private chef on request.
  • The ground floor is also home to a family room, wine store, gym and staff quarters with two bedrooms, a living room and a bathroom.

Villa highlights

  • Inch-perfect interiors
  • World-class art collection
  • Award-winning wine estate

Sleeping arrangements

  • There are four bedrooms, two on the ground floor and two on the lower ground floor. Each measures 48sq m, has floor-to-ceiling windows and features artwork from Laurence Graff’s personal collection.
  • Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 have super-king-size beds, walk-in wardrobes and ensuite bathrooms, each with a walk-in rainfall shower and a freestanding bath tub. All three rooms have a private terrace overlooking the estate and Table Mountain.
  • Bedroom 4, on the lower ground floor, has a superking-size bed set up as twins, a walk-in wardrobe and a bathroom with a walk-in rainfall shower and freestanding bath tub. The private terrace overlooks the vineyards and Table Mountain.
  • All four bedrooms are wheelchair accessible, and have marble seats in the shower.

Key kit

  • 24-hour security.
  • Butler service.
  • Sound systems, fireplaces, curtains and air-conditioning controlled by the touch of a button.
  • Free, fast WiFi throughout.
  • Wine store.
  • Gym.
  • Lift.
  • Private chef on request.

Poolside

  • The 14-metre infinity pool is on the large, sun-soaked terrace off the living room, and has uninterrupted views of the estate and mountains. Sunloungers are arranged along the view-facing edge, with an alfresco lounge area behind.
  • The pool is heated to 28 degrees Celsius and has a sunken step running its entire length – the perfect perch for sundowners.
  • There’s a separate Jacuzzi off to the side.

Grounds

  • The villa has a spacious terrace strewn with teak lounge furniture. The views stretch across the Stellenbosch Valley towards Table Mountain in the distance.
  • The wider estate has been neatly landscaped and planted with 350 species, both native and imported. Sculptures, reflecting pools and water features add a sense of order and tranquillity.
  • Delaire Graff has two restaurants, a spa, tasting rooms and several luxury boutiques, including an outpost of Graff Diamonds.

Location

  • Amid the rippling Cape Winelands, the Delaire Graff Estate stands at the crest of the Helshoogte mountain pass, surrounded by vine-stitched slopes and some of South Africa’s best restaurants and wineries.
  • Cape Town International Airport is a 30-minute drive away. The estate also has a private helipad.
  • Cape Town’s golden beaches are an hour’s drive away.
  • The 100-acre estate has vineyards, gardens, olive groves, world-class restaurants and a stellar spa. Other wineries are within easy reach – hop on the Franschhoek Wine Tram if you want to visit several in one day.

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