Spa Day At Delaire Graff
DELAIRE GRAFF ESTATE, STELLENBOSCH
Nestled between majestic mountains and overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch, Delaire Graff Estate is South Africa’s most desirable wine, hospitality and art destination. The magnificent Cape Winelands property boasts two outstanding restaurants, a state-of-the-art winery, exclusive Lodges and Villa, a destination Spa and luxury boutiques.
Delaire Graff Estate has been on our list of wine farms to visit for a very very long time. Our interest partnered with the news of the estate launching a bespoke wellness menu and revitalised facilities, left us no option but to book the day off and head to the majestic Botmaskop Mountain to discover the true essence of relaxation and try out their new signature spa treatments and a 3-course lunch at Indochine.
Upon arrival at the estate we were welcomed by a friendly team who escorted us to the spa lounge area where the journey to our luxurious day of wellbeing begun. The Afro-Asian inspired spa is a tranquil haven that led us to forget all our petty pleb problems and surrender to the serene settings and get lost in the innovative treatments which involved rituals using the finest range of internationally recognised beauty products.
“The Delaire Graff Spa offers a holistic experience from beginning to end, where our ultimate goal is to transform and heal”, says Hildegard Carstens, Delaire Graff Estate’s new Spa Manager.
It was hard for us to select our treatments as every treatment is just as inviting as the next. The Spa menu consists of the finest holistic healing rituals drawing inspiration from ancient Eastern philosophies, designed to leave the body, mind and soul glowing… we chose the following treatments below:
Terres D’Afrique Deep Tissue:
“Without a doubt the best deep tissue massage that I have ever received. I am incredibly picky when it comes to massage pressure and often struggle to find a therapist who can dig into all the knots, aches and pains… The special touch of petrified wooden tools and warm baobab pindas was what really made this treatment so unique and unforgettable.” Marisa
Black Pearl Body Illumination Therapy:
“This treatment was a trio of spoils, it started off with a full body polish, using a lemon grass scented scrub that smelt like heaven. Then a firm and deep back and neck massage – pressure was to perfection. Then to end it all off I was to the Rolls Royce of all facials – the 24 Kt gold Black Pearl facial, using only the most lavish ingredients including organic oils, diamond dust, nano gold and collagen – I finally got the pregnancy glow that everyone’s been talking about… it only took 9 months.” Nicole
New to the Spa, Dr. Barbara Sturm’s advanced molecular cosmetics offer a new generation of treatments with a clear focus on skin rejuvenation, and Terres d’Afrique present an organic, sustainably-developed skincare range that evokes Africa’s earthfullness. Set in invigorating yet serene surroundings, the spa features five elegant suites that have been refreshed with exquisite linens and unique touches. Guests can unwind in the relaxation room and admire original artworks from Laurence Graff ’s personal collection, by some of Africa’s most celebrated modern and contemporary artists. Those joining for half or full-day spa rituals can also make use of the magnificent 22-metre infinity pool and heated jacuzzi as well as the recently-revamped Swedish sauna and steam room.
To learn more about the Delaire Graff Spa, click here. For spa bookings and enquiries, please email email@example.com or call +27 21 885 8160
Following our treatments, we were treated to lunch at the Indochine terrace overlooking the beautiful estate. The fine dining menu consist of fresh wellness inspired dishes, designed to nournish from within, offering health-conscious sweet and savoury dishes, incorporating vegan and pescatarian options.