Delaire Graff Estate in South Africa’s Helshoogte Mountain pass
The hotel is strongly related to the two most productive wine-regions in Africa, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Formerly used as watch-point by the French Huguenots – who started the wine production – it now works as a luxurious touristic accommodation. Surrounded by mountain peaks and sprawling grounds, the estate features 10 private and uniquely-styled lodges.
The atmosphere here is extremely welcoming, through its high ceilings, great views, furnishings signed David Collins and the generally modern style of the place. Some of the lodges are festooned with private infinity pools that permit evening or late-night dipping.
The services are highly rated, with superb local wines, fresh food served indoors or outdoors, based on unique dishes derived from the local surroundings. Furthermore, you may spend your time inside the Swiss-style spa, golf-course, you may go hiking or even do some research on the unique local culture.
All this style comes at a price starting at $1,078 per night, in one of the 10 lodges. But all the modern feel, the airy atmosphere and the breathtaking surroundings make the price all worth it.