Delaire Graff Estate, A Diamantaire’s South African Paradise


Perhaps the world's most famous living diamantaire, Laurence Graff,is also in the resort and wine business. The Delaire Graff Estate is a luxury South African resort in the Stellenbosch area, home to some of South Africa's best vineyards. Graff opened the estate last year but has owned the land for years. The estate has just 10 overnight lodges but also includes a state-of-the-art spa, Indochine–an Asian fusion restaurant and a fully operational vineyard producing high-quality Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz and other wines.

At the tail end of last year, Graff Diamonds opened its first salon in Africa at the estate that bears the founders name. The Graff Diamonds salon at Delaire is outfitted with the same emperor marble used in the Delaire Wine Lounge and Restaurant and features details done in Indian Rosewood. Jewelry ranges from classic diamond line bracelets and solitaire rings to yellow diamond butterfly earrings as well as watches and accessories from the Graff Luxury Watch collection.

Rates for one of the 10 lodges start around $1,200 per night.

By Deidre Woollard | Source ::