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Last updated: 10 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Richard Holmes

A sybaritic retreat in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Breathtaking views, David Collins interiors and private pool decks define the experience of checking into one of the estate’s exclusive lodges.

On-site you’ll enjoy two acclaimed restaurants, and a refined tasting experience in the Wine Lounge.

And, art-lovers take note: the Delaire Graff Estate showcases owner Laurence Graff’s superb private collection of contemporary South African art.

Surrounding area

The lodges are positioned on a slope, at the crest of a steep mountain pass above Stellenbosch. It’s isolated and semi-rural, quiet and very secure. The winery and its tasting lounge and restaurant are within walking distance, through indigenous gardens with exquisite sculptures by well-known South African artists.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Stellenbosch Wine Region

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[7.2 miles]

One of the world’s greatest wine regions, home to more than 150 wineries producing numerous world-class wines, gorgeous Cape Dutch architecture, superb restaurants and top-notch art galleries.

Best for ages: 6+ | Free

A day in Franschhoek

Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa[11.5 miles]

The ‘French Corner’ of the Cape Winelands is a bucket list destination for bacchanalian adventures.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Babylonstoren’s Gardens

Babylonstoren’s Gardens

Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa[8.7 miles]

Gardeners and food-to-table devotees would love the 8 acres of bountiful gardens at Babylonstoren, one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms. They offer daily walking tours guided by the estate horticulturists. There’s also an excellent on-site restaurant, and an elegant farm shop that sells local foods and homewares.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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A yellow Jaguar D-Type vintage racing car on display at the Franschhoek motor museum.

Franschhoek Motor Museum

Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa[8.7 miles]

Showcasing over 200 classic cars from the Rupert family’s private collection, petrolheads can delve into a century of motoring history, from South Africa’s first Model T Ford to the rare Ferrari Enzo. It’s open daily, but you must book an appointment via the website before you go. You can also book a ride in a classic car.

Best for ages: 4+ | £5

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Rickety Bridge Winery a tourist tram ride between vineyards in the Franschhoek Valley Western Cape Southern Africa

Franschhoek Wine Tram

Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa[17.7 miles]

This scenic hop-on hop-off tram operates on eight routes connecting 24 wine estates in the Franschhoek Valley. It’s a charismatically convenient way to get around, and you can stop at your own pace for wine tastings, vineyard walks and cellar tours. The routes begin/end at the Franschhoek Terminal and the Groot Drakenstein Terminal. Kids allowed.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Exterior view of the restaurant during the daytime

Neighbourhood Goods Market

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[42.9 miles]

This Cape Town institution, set up in an Old Biscuit Factory in 2006, features food stalls from around the world, plus local artisans selling designer clothing, accessories and quality handicrafts. Live music adds to the atmospheric buzz and energy.

Best for ages: 8+ | Free

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Cape Town

Western Cape, South Africa

Vibrant, multicultural city with dramatic scenery, adrenaline adventure galore, Africa’s best art’s scene and golden beaches and outstanding gastronomy.

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