THE LUXE WELLNESS RETREAT
Delaire Graff Estate, Banhoek
Visits to Laurence Graff’s Cape Winelands jewel have always had a certain hook, be it enjoying a glass of the estate’s Cabernet Franc Rosé or Coastal Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc with a side of freshly shucked oysters or taking in the art collection and dining on the terrace or at the highly rated eatery Indochine.
While the spa has long been a favourite pampering spot for those in the know, its recent refresh and a revived menu care of its seasoned new manager, Hildegard Carstens, is set to position wellness at the fore of the Delaire Graff experience. Having worked at some of the best spas in the world, Carstens’ focus is on holistic healing, with reiki, reflexology and chakrabalancing techniques woven into a series of heavenly rituals, using top beauty products by the likes of Dr Barbara Sturm and Terres d’Afrique. Follow a treatment with a dip in the 22m infinity pool or languish for a while in the revamped Swedish sauna and steam room. December will see the opening of six new Superior Lodges and the knockout Owner’s Villa, designed by Delaire Graff favourite David Collins Studio. delaire.co.za