Haute Grandeur Global Awards


Delaire Graff Estate achieves excellence in the 2021 Haute Grandeur Global Awards.

We are honoured to announce that Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa has received a number of accolades in the recently announced 2021 Haute Grandeur Global Excellence Awards. The Awards recognise remarkable achievements in delivering consistent, exceptional experiences in the global luxury hospitality industry.

Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa has been named as the best in class on the global stage in the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards in both the Culinary Experience and Lodge categories. The lodge also achieved the designation Best Destination Hotel in Africa and the Delaire Graff Owner’s Villa was announced as the Best Boutique Villa in Africa.

Delaire Graff Spa received four titles in the Haute Grandeur Global Spa Awards acknowledging the impeccable standards upheld by Spa Director, Hildegard Carstens, named Best Spa Manager. Further awards included Best Luxury Spa and Best Hideaway Spa in Africa, as well as Best Hotel Spa in South Africa.



The Haute Grandeur Awards are measured by quality of service and offering, facilities, value for money, ambience. “To win a Haute Grandeur Global Excellence Award an establishment must excel on all levels,” says Founder and President, Marinique de Wet, “This season demonstrated remarkable consistency amongst our associated members, in a year that held unprecedented challenges … Award-winning establishments are perceived as the benchmark in the industry and the Haute Grandeur Global Awards acknowledge the most remarkable, of already exceptional, hotels, spas and restaurants.”

“The Awards are more than just a celebration of our dignitaries’ achievements. They honour the principles of hard work, commitment, determination, leadership and success. More than ever before, recognition helps teams to remain positive and goal driven,” asserts de Wet.


Discretely positioned at the highest point of the Helshoogte Pass, Delaire Graff Estate welcomes guests in quiet splendour. Here, the Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa overlook the Elysian beauty of the Cape Winelands with a collection of twelve private lodges and the curated Owner’s Villa Offering iconic Cape Winelands views, the lodges are housed in separate structures, with graceful Cape Dutch-inspired rooflines. Spacious interiors include a master en-suite bedroom and separate living room which lead onto a private terrace and heated plunge pool overlooking either rolling vineyards, sprawling gardens, or the entire valley.

The dining experience at Delaire Graff Estate pairs innovative cuisine with award-winning wines at two distinctive restaurants. Serving contemporary, bistro-chic menus, shaped by the seasons, Delaire Graff Restaurant is known for its stylish, fire-warmed interiors, extensive oak-shaded terrace and extraordinary Banghoek Valley views. Indochine guests may choose to dine al fresco with Table Mountain and garden views, or beneath the Swallows in Flight art installation by Lionel Smit and André Stead in the glimmering copper heart of the restaurant.

Situated in an atmosphere of the utmost luxury and peace, Delaire Graff Spa’s tawny-hued suites are awash with natural light. The serene Afro-Asian setting amongst the elegant Koi pond and the South African
art, is truly unique. The carefully curated treatments on the Spa Menu, combine natural elements and innovative techniques to create an offering of holistic and aesthetic wellness. World-class products include Dr Barbara Sturm, Carol Joy London, Ling New York and Elim, to name but a few. Their truly bespoke signature offerings include rituals inspired by the scent and botanicals in the gardens of Delaire, namely, “Jardin de Delaire”.

“My team and I at Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa are immensely proud to be part of the Haute Grandeur family,” says Werner Wentzel, General Manager of Hospitality at Delaire Graff Estate, “We look forward to welcoming our international guests back to South Africa soon and are proud to offer them a global standard in exceptional luxury hospitality.”



  • Best Culinary Experience (Global) Best Lodge (Global)
  • Best Boutique Villa (Africa)
  • Best Destination Hotel (Africa)






  • Best Hideaway Spa (Africa)
  • Best Luxury Spa (Africa)
  • Best Hotel Spa (South Africa)
  • Best Spa Manager (Hildegard Carstens)

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