Fine Dining & Wine Tasting
Secrets VIP Travel has preferred contracted rates with a variety of hotels, but we have selected the following partners based on the excellent value offering to our guests.
MONT ROCHELLE a Virgin Limited Edition retreat
Virgin Limited Edition is Sir Richard Branson's collection of unique retreats and luxury hotels.
DELAIRE GRAFF a proud member of RELAIS & CHATEAUX
Relais & Châteaux is an association of individually owned and operated luxury hotels and restaurants. The group currently has about 500 members in 60 countries on five continents.
" Welcome to Mont Rochelle in the Western Cape. This truly is one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa, a country I’ve been a regular visitor to for many years. During your time with us I hope you get the opportunity to try some fantastic wines produced in the region and experience some of the local hospitality - I always make a point of doing so ! "
Sir Richard Branson
A stunning 26 bedroom hotel and vineyard in the town of Franschhoek in South Africa.
Franschhoek is a traditional vineyard town in the Western Cape Province famously known as the French Corner of the Cape and is considered to be the food and wine capital of South Africa.
Escape to this picturesque corner of South Africa at the foot of the Klein Dassenberg Mountain Range for relaxation and a superb culinary experience accompanied by some outstanding wines.
The Mont Rochelle has 22 rooms including six suites all arranged around the main building.
As expected wine tasting is high on the agenda at Mont Rochelle. The wine tram is a popular way to see the town of Franschhoek whilst sampling some of the finest wines in the region. There are plenty of other activities to enjoy during your stay including hiking and for the thrill seekers mountain biking. For those needing a bit of down time the pool is the perfect spot to take in the panoramic views of the Dassenberg Mountains followed by a spa treatment from our in house spa. From lawn games to tennis there's plenty of activities for everyone to get involved in.
The Miko Restaurant is the ideal setting for some fantastic gourmet meals including those for special occasions. We aim to showcase the very best produce and seasonal ingredients from South Africa paired with some excellent wine.
A favourite activity for many of our guests is picnicking on the estate – the kitchen can arrange a well-stocked picnic basket with a chilled bottle of wine (or two!). There are two restaurants, a cosy bar, a spa, a gym and a heated outdoor pool. That’s not forgetting a 39 hectare vineyard and wine cellar of course !
Rates from R 2 500 pp sharing per night includes:
- Luxury accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Complimentary wine tasting session
- Complimentary selection of drinks and snacks from your minibar
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property
- Complimentary transfer service between Mont Rochelle and Franschhoek twice daily at set times
- Local taxes
Delaire Graff Estate
"Welcome to Delaire Graff Estate – where you can experience the ultimate in luxury, combined with our own unique blend of South African hospitality.
Nestled between majestic mountains and overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch, I visited the Estate for the first time back in 2003 and felt a strong connection in an instant – it was love at first sight.
The incredible views provide the perfect backdrop to our outstanding restaurants, state-of-the-art winery, exclusive Lodges, exuberant landscaping, destination Spa and luxury boutiques.
Our talented team harness a united vision and passion, and their continuing dedication brings the true beauty of this piece of paradise to our guests each and every day. I hope you enjoy your experience"
Laurence Graff OBE
Chairman of Graff Diamonds Holdings
Owner Delaire Graff Estate
A paradise to discover
Let Secrets VIP take you on this luxury Winelands experience at Delaire Graff Estate, a world-leading destination for wine, art and hospitality in an unrivalled setting. Designed with the discerning global traveller in mind, savour breathtaking views of the Stellenbosch Valley.
Striking Cape Dutch architecture meets African artefacts and styling, with original art from Laurence Graff’s personal collection. Enjoy award-winning wines from their state of the art winery, dine in flagship restaurants and book a stay at one of the luxury Lodges – the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity.
At the Delaire Graff Estate you will experience the ultimate in luxury, combined with their own unique blend of South African hospitality.
Each Lodge has a private heated pool, a butler’s kitchen and all Lodge bedrooms are en-suite with a separate seating area. Lodge amenities include wireless internet, an LED flat screen TV, luxury bathroom products from Aromatherapy Associates, fine cotton linen, pillow menu and personal Bose music station.
Nestled between majestic mountains and overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch, the incredible views provide the perfect backdrop to their outstanding restaurants, state-of-the-art winery, exclusive Lodges, exuberant landscaping, destination Spa and luxury boutiques.
The dining experience at Delaire Graff Estate is one to take time to savour. Discover an exclusive celebration of taste, here to enjoy from the first moment to the last. Delight in contemporary menus accompanied by exceptional South African wines in the Delaire Graff Restaurant, discover Asian-inspired balance and flavour at Indochine, or choose to dine in the indulgent privacy of your Lodge.
Their team of chefs and world-class sommeliers deliver exquisite flavours served amidst breath-taking views of the Stellenbosch Valley. Every plate comes bursting with authenticity and fresh produce hand-picked daily from their greenhouse in the beautiful natural setting. Join them for an unforgettable experience.
The combination of Maritime and mountain is a very unique terroir, and here in Stellenbosch it also creates the award-winning Delaire Graff wines. A cooling Atlantic sea breeze washes over the steeply sloping vineyards giving a rich intensity of fruit. Delaire Graff wines rank among the most prestigious in the Southern Hemisphere. This unique terroir, on the crest of the panoramic Helshoogte Mountain Pass, is something their ambitious winemaker explores harvest after harvest.
A long, slow ripening season ensures world-class clarets and red wines big in structure with soft tannins and elegance. The white wines capture the freshness of the harvest, while irresistible rosé and a sparkling Brut completes an elegantly balanced portfolio. Proud to have achieved First Growth status in South Africa, a reward for creating some of the country’s most desirable wines on first pressing.
Their talented team harness a united vision and passion, and their continuing dedication brings the true beauty of this piece of paradise to their guests each and every day.
Rates from R 8 500 pp sharing per night includes:
- Luxury accommodation
- Full breakfast at Indochine or in the comfort of your Lodge
- Daily newspapers
- Mini bar, Nespresso coffee
- Wireless internet access
- Daily transfers to Stellenbosch town
- Laundry service
- Delaire Graff wine tasting
- Each evening, guests enjoy sparkling wine with canapés in the comfort of the lodge.
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