Forbes 2021 Global Travel Award

Delaire Graff Estate has been awarded with the highest level of achievement in the 2021 Forbes Travel Guide.

South Africa, Johannesburg, Thursday, 16 February 2021; FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE, the world-renowned appraising system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, has just revealed its annual Star Rating list for 2021. Delaire Graff Estate, fondly known as the Jewel of the Cape Winelands has been awarded with the highest level of achievement: the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Stars.

Visiting Delaire Graff Estate is always a memorable experience, but staying on the Estate and waking up to its splendour is one of life’s finer pleasures bar none. Surrounded by indigenous gardens and vineyards with iconic Cape Winelands views, the lodges are housed in seventeen separate structures with magnificent Cape-Dutch inspired rooflines. Each includes a master bedroom, separate living room, wet bar area, dressing room and ensuite marble bathroom, as well as a private terrace with a heated plunge pool.

Set in serene surroundings, the spa features five elegant suites that have been fitted with exquisite linens and unique touches. Guests can unwind in the relaxation room and admire original artworks from Laurence Graff ’s personal collection. Those joining for half- or full-day spa rituals can also make use of the 22-metre infinity pool and heated jacuzzi as well as Swedish sauna and steam room.

“My team and I at Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa are immensely proud to be part of the luxury international Forbes Travel Guide family,” says Werner Wentzel, General Hospitality Manager of Delaire Graff Estate. “The fact that we have been awarded the prestigious Five-Star rating for the second year in a row is even more reason to celebrate.”

Properties were inspected prior to the pandemic and when regional restrictions allowed for the safe return of guests. “These 2021 award winners are a testament to the resiliency of the hospitality industry,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “During an unprecedented time, these top properties adapted to numerous adversities all while maintaining high service levels and ensuring the health security of their guests and staff.” He added, “We hope that these excellent properties will inspire travelers for when they are ready to venture out on their next trip.”

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