Franschhoek, South Africa
Mont Rochelle is a luxury wine estate hotel in the Cape Winelands and is part of the Richard Branson Virgin portfolio. This is a fantastic luxurious boutique hotel set on a wine farm offering some of the best views in Franschhoek.
At a Glance
Mont Rochelle has it's own 39 hectare vineyard and wine cellar
You can combine horse riding with wine tasting, arriving at the cellar on horseback
The latest addition to the Virgin Limited Edition collection
Set in the heart of Franschhoek with beautiful views over the Dassenberg Mountains
A fabulous restaurant offering outstanding views over the valley
The latest addition to the Virgin Limited Edition collection, Mont Rochelle is a luxurious boutique hotel and vineyard located in Franschhoek, the food and wine capital of South Africa. The Hotel and working Vineyard is set in beautiful surroundings (39 hectares) overlooking the Dassenberg Mountains.
Only a 45 minute drive from Cape Town and within 35 minutes' drive of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Somerset West wine routes, it is fantastically located to explore this beautiful region.
The property boasts two marvelous gourmet restaurants - The Country Kitchen which joins up to the wine cellar – an ideal place for a light lunch in the sunshine or a relaxed dinner. Or the main restaurant, Miko, is the setting for some fantastic gourmet meals. Start the evening off with a refreshing cocktail from the bar and find a comfy space on the terrace to watch the sun set.
Other facilities include a spa, a gym and an outdoor pool. Some of the wonderful activities on offer on site include wine tasting at their own wine cellar, horse riding, picnics in the grounds with a hamper provided by the hotel, spa treatments, or mountain biking around the area. There is also golf nearby.
There are 22 rooms at Mont Rochelle, including six spacious suites. It is even possible to take all 22 rooms exclusively for a big celebration. There is also a luxurious five-bedroom Manor House for exclusive use for families, with four deluxe suites and a bunk room for children, with two private swimming pools and games room. The Manor House is taken on a half board basis, with meals either prepared by your own private chef or enjoyed at one of their two restaurants, Miko or The Country Kitchen which is open for lunch.
Mont Rochelle has 22 rooms including six suites all arranged around the main building. There are four Shiraz Rooms with king-size beds and all feature courtyard or valley views. The six Merlot Rooms are larger than the Shiraz Rooms and also boast king-size beds with valley views. The six Cabernet Rooms include a private terrace overlooking the valley. There are also four even more spacious Pinotage Suites which each feature a separate lounge and fantastic views. Finally, guests staying in the two largest rooms, our Cap Classique Suites, will enjoy a separate lounge area, a private terrace and their own plunge pool. All rooms can be made up with twin beds on request. The Manor House is an exclusive use house on the property, with four deluxe rooms and a bunk room for children, with two private swimming pools, a games room and gym, and the option of private dining and private activities.
Outdoor swimming pool, In-house spa, Gym
Personalized wine tasting at the wine cellar on the property, horse riding, picnics in the grounds, mountain biking
Location & Directions
Franschhoek, South Africa
When to go
The Winelands are a wonderful year-round destination and enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate, somewhat like the South of France, which is what makes the area perfect for grape-growing. Summer is the reverse of the Northern hemisphere. The best season visit is September to March when it is hot, sunny and dry. From April to August it cools down with some rain.