Stellenbosch, South Africa

Insider’s Review of Delaire Graff Owner’s Villa

Famed for its sublime setting in the Cape Winelands, for its winery, superb artwork, exquisite cuisine, and luxury lodges, the Delaire Graff Estate is now graced with what it calls its “pinnacle,” the sumptuous Owner’s Villa. Micato is a longtime Delaire Graff Estate enthusiast, and agrees that the Owner’s Villa has taken it from the sublime to the sublimest.

Featuring a 45-foot pool, four bedrooms decorated with artworks curated by Laurence Graff from his private collection, and just about every luxe amenity imaginable, the Owner’s Villa is, quite simply, a Winelands masterpiece.

Accommodations at
Delaire Graff Owner’s Villa

The exclusive-use Villa’s bedrooms, one of them a Master’s Suite, were designed by London’s famed David Collins Studio, whose clients range from Jimmy Choo and Madonna to the remake of Harrods. Each of the bedrooms is graced with original artwork, a walk-in closet, all modern electronics, and each has its own private terrace looking out at the Winelands’ spectacular mountains and rolling vineyards (as we say, the Cape Winelands are “reminiscent of Northern California’s Wine Country—though the craggy mountains that shoot up from those vineyards make Sonoma and Napa’s look rather modest in comparison”).

Spread across two floors, with two bedrooms on each floor, the 7,100-square-foot Owner’s Villa features a grand pair of living rooms, a dining room (graced by a Julian Schnabel showstopper), a welcoming, gorgeously appointed kitchen, that spacious pool, a jacuzzi terrace, family room, and a fully-equipped gym. All meals, it almost goes without saying, are bespoke, prepared by the Villa’s chef and his staff to match the high Delaire Graff standard.

We could ramble on at length about the Owner’s Villa, but its artworks are among the many things that make it so resplendently unique. As Laurence Graff, one of the world’s most respected diamond magnates, and a treasured South African philanthropist, says, “Curating the art for the Owner’s Villa has been a very personal project. Among the remarkable displays of international talent are works by new and established African artists, demonstrating the immense wealth of creativity discovered across Africa and showcased and celebrated throughout Delaire Graff Estate.”


Activities and Attractions
at Delaire Graff Owner’s Villa

Our Custom Safaris staff will discuss a wide variety of activities available to you in the Winelands and in always jazzy Cape Town itself, only a 40-minute drive from the Villa. And, of course, once you’re there, your Micato Safari Director will be on hand to discuss new inspirations and possibilities. Just a few of them: private wine tastings; bicycle jaunts with catered picnics; culinary expeditions to the Winelands’ out-of-the-way bistros and world-class restaurants; soaring balloon rides; walking tours of nearby Franschhoek; horsebacking in the vineyards; and a host of other adventures, many of them exclusive to Micato, thanks to our long relationship with Delaire Graff, and our many decades of experience in this salubrious part of the world.

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