Hotel review

Delaire Graff Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa hotel review

Living room of the owners’ villa at Delaire Graff Estate, South Africa

Food and drink

We were seduced from the start by a tofu paratha. Describing itself as Afro-Asian, it is the Asian influences that immediately jump out at Indochine: in the divine brisket beef rendang served with creamy coconut rice, and the perfectly grilled prawns on a bed of curry made from cashew nuts, spinach and kaffir lime. Those ready to dive into the six-course tasting menu will not be disappointed. Meanwhile, the estate’s main restaurant is made for long lunches. The large shaded terrace is always bustling with friends toasting and feasting on West Coast mussels and Bonsmara beef over a wood fire. And of course, Delaire Graff wine is practically on tap.

The neighborhood

Although most guests won’t even consider leaving, it’s well worth a trip to the nearby university town of Stellenbosch. Just a 10-minute drive away, it feels a bit like the sun is always shining on this toy-like town. Beautiful people sip cold pressed juice and munch on sushi.

The service

Sunny, yet serious and smooth.

Restaurant at Delaire Graff Estate, South Africa


Water from the estate’s reservoir irrigates both the gardens and the vineyards and bottled water is extracted and purified on site from two boreholes on the grounds. All biodegradable waste from the restaurants is used in the dewormer and in turn used to feed the organic produce grown in the greenhouse and gardens. Delaire Graff Estate supports the education, health and well-being of people in sub-Saharan Africa through Laurence Graff’s FACET (For Africa’s Children Every Time) Foundation, created by Graff himself.

Accessibility for people with reduced mobility

The entire area is fully accessible to people in wheelchairs and to all people with reduced mobility.

Hotel address Delaire Graff Estate, Helshoogte Rd, Stellenbosch, 7602, South Africa
Price: From £910

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