Known as the Jewel of the Cape Winelands, Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch always has my jaw on the floor from the moment I arrive. The iconic cascading gardens at the entrance always have heads turning as cars drive by. For those with plans to spend the day on the estate, the Babylon-esque gardens are a first taste of the fine wine, excellent food and incredible views that lie ahead. If you’re planning a visit, I’d also highly recommend adding an experience at the Spa at Delaire Graff to your itinerary.
Experiencing The Spa at Delaire Graff Estate
The luxury Delaire Graff Spa offers some of the most unique treatments and experiences anywhere in the country. From Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion to 24karat gold face masks, the spa is all opulence. I recently visited to experience the Black Pearl Body Illumination Therapy, which is a 90 minute treatment that includes a full body dead sea salt and algae scrub, 24k gold body butter massage, head massage using nourishing oils and the Cleopatra Gold face mask.
Black Pearl Body Illumination Therapy
Although it might seem like the treatment is just pure luxury, the skin benefits are very real. Gold has been used since Cleopatra’s days to treat inflammation and fight the signs of ageing. Pure gold has antioxidant and antimicrobial effects, and helps to improve the circulation of your skin, while giving it an undeniable glow. Combined with black sea mud, the 24k mask exfoliates, boosts cell regeneration and improve skin texture and firmness.
But let’s be honest, the prospect of spending 90 minutes having your whole body buffed, buttered up with 24k gold body butter (with shea butter and coconut oil) and having your face exfoliated with a 24k gold face mask and finished off with a head massage is pretty appealing, either way. This was by far the most luxurious treatment I’ve ever experienced, and the 90 minute treatment left me feeling like I’d just spent 4 hours being pampered.
Spa Lunch at Indochine Restaurant
The Terrace Menu at Indochine Restaurant is a small but thoughtful selection of light, healthy, incredibly deliciousAsian-inspired dishes. The menu is vegan and vegetarian-based and packed with flavour. I had the Donburi bowl with tofu followed by the red curry with prawns. We ended things off with a selection of small sweets from the High Tea menu. Portion sizes were perfect and I felt completely satisfied without feeling heavy in the way that a burger and chips makes me feel.
I often get messages asking for spa recommendations for birthday presents, self spoils and spa days with friends. For me personally, there could be no greater spoil than the Black Pearl Body Illumination Therapy treatment, which is basically a full body exfoliation and massage, a facial and a head massage in one. For the full spa menu, click here. To book your treatment, contact email@example.com and tell them I sent you.