telegraph |  Pippa de Bruyn

An experience rather than a mere hotel, with a drive that sweeps upwards through a pristine garden to arrive at what is arguably the Cape’s most stupendous mountain view. Kudos to owner Graff that the art, design, wine, dining and service draw superlatives in equal measure.

Anchored on the vineyard-clad slopes of Botmanskop, high above the gorgeous Helshoogte Pass (linking Stellenbosch, home to South Africa’s densest concentration of award-winning red wines, to Franschhoek), DelAire offers a 360-degree view that encompasses the distant outline of Table Mountain to the west, to tiny Franschhoek in a cleft of craggy peaks to the east. In a city famous for its views, this one is a showstopper…read more 

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