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Delaire Graff Estate: where you can holiday like a billionaire

Sip fine wine and soak up the lavish life of a billionaire at the opulent Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Fancy a drop of South Africa’s finest wine while taking in this tantalising view? Yes, please.

Owned by billionaire diamond mogul Laurence Graff, the Delaire Graff Estate is located in Stellenbosch, roughly an hour’s drive from Cape Town.

Indeed, once you settle into your surrounds you’ll be feeling like a billionaire yourself (the only trouble will be leaving).

The top-of-the-line Owner’s Lodge (pictured) opens out to a sweeping vineyard with Helshoogte Mountain Pass views visible from your private pool and full-size deck.

Sleeping up to four guests in two beautiful bedrooms, both with private ensuite and garden and walk-in wardrobe and dressing room…

Oh, did we mention the butler’s kitchen or the giant living room and fireplace, or the guest cloak room? Diamond standard, indeed.

If you can drag yourself from your opulent digs, the estate has two restaurants – Indochine and the Delaire Graff Restaurant – with locally sourced produce and an on-site greenhouse supplying organic veggies.

Unique artworks and African artefacts from Mr Graff’s private collection are on display, along with wine tasting, guided walking tours, a day spa, pilates and yoga classes, boutique shopping and a Graff Diamonds store. Enough already, Mr Graff!

The Owner’s Lodge will set you back around $3040 per night – pennies for a billionaire. (For the rest of us, there’s the deluxe lodges at a more modest $1075 per night – we do like to dream.)

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