PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Perched on a hillock with fabulous 360-degree views of the vineyards and Dassenberg mountain, this gorgeous vineyard country property has the most enviable position in picturesque Franschhoek.
  • This Sir Richard Branson owned wine estate and country retreat is only a 1 hour drive from Cape Town and a 30-minute stroll to Franschhoek’s pretty high street, rammed with galleries, boutiques, restaurants and the popular wine tram.
  • The property features designer interiors with beautiful gardens, décor that is both classy and hip, faultless service and generous extras.
  • Facilities and activities include a 39 hectare vineyard and wine cellar, wine tours and tasting, heated outdoor pool,  signature spa, tennis, horse riding, hiking, biking and trout fishing. Unique activities include combining horse riding with wine tasting, arriving at the cellar on horseback.
  • The property boasts two marvellous gourmet restaurants with outstanding views over the valley.
  • A favorite activity for many guests  is picnicking in the sublime setting – the kitchen can arrange a well-stocked basket with some chilled bottles specially paired from the outstanding wine cellar.
  • Mont Rochelle has been awarded the Vineyard of the Year 2018 in South Africa at the Luxury Travel Guide Food & Drink Awards.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


Wine Tasting

Our wine tasting isn’t just a special event – it’s an everyday occurrence. We can organise wine tastings in a variety of locations, including in Miko Restaurant, at our bar, at the Country Kitchen and in our wine cellar (as you might expect!).



Cellar Visits

Our 150 year old wine cellar was previously used as a fruit packing shed for the early settlers. Since being converted to a traditional wine cellar we can now process close to 110 tons of grapes in a season, these smaller volumes afford more concentration on quality rather than quantity. Stainless steel tanks aid in the making of the crisp clean whites, while barrels are favoured for the red wine making.



Picnicking on the Estate

A favorite activity for many guests is picnicking in the sublime setting – the kitchen can arrange a well-stocked basket with some chilled bottles specially paired from the outstanding wine cellar.


Franschhoek Wine Tram

A great way to discover the Franschhoek Valley is by the famous wine tram! This is a hop-on, hop-off service offering picturesque vineyards, beautiful scenery, fine wines, and world class cuisine as you travel. Here guests will have the chance to visit some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates travelling on an open air tram. Mont Rochelle is a stop on one of the Wine Tram Routes, so guests can book the other route to sample more of the area’s vineyards.


Golf

South Africa is known for the high standard of its many golf courses with courses in Paarl, Stellenbosch and Somerset West. The hotel can arrange tee-off times for you. Booking is vital during the summer season in order to avoid disappointment.




Tennis Courts

We have a Astroturf floodlit tennis court and a cabana complete with a kitchen and bathroom. Racquets and balls supplied.



Mountain Biking

There are some wonderful routes that make it easy to explore the surrounding area on bike. We can arrange rentals with a local company, just let us know and we can book these for you.



Hiking

Enjoy a hike through hills, valleys and vineyards surrounding the hotel, as well as in local reserves. The Mont Rochelle Reserve on the opposite side of the valley offers superb views of the wine valley and on a clear day you can even see Table Mountain and the ocean! The walks vary in length from 3 to 8 hours and are of moderate intensity. Required permits and maps are available from the Tourism Office in the centre of town. You are welcome to take walks through our farm and our only request is that you stay on the walkways, thus preserving the fragile vines that produce our splendid wines.



Whale watching on the Western Cape

Southern right whales visit the Western Cape from about June to December every year. These beautiful gentle giants congregate to the shores of Hermanus all the way along the coast line towards Plettenberg Bay.

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Mont Rochelle Franschhoek

Mont Rochelle is a luxury wine estate hotel (in the style of a private manor house), in the Cape Winelands and is part of the Richard Branson Virgin portfolio. This is a stunning luxurious boutique hotel set on a wine farm offering some of the best views in the storybook vineyard town of 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. This wine estate features 26 bedroom stylish rooms and suites and is just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town,  35 minutes’ drive from the famous Stellenbosch, Paarl and Somerset West wine routes. Escape to this picturesque corner of South Africa at the foot of the Klein Dassenberg Mountain Range for relaxation and a superb culinary experience accompanied by some outstanding wines.

The grounds at Mont Rochelle cover about 100 acres and you’re welcome to go exploring. There are two restaurants, a cosy bar, a spa, a gym and a heated outdoor pool. That’s not forgetting the award winning vineyard and wine cellar of course! We can arrange transfers either from the city or from Cape Town International Airport, or if you are coming by car it’s an easy drive to the property.

Mont Rochelle offers the very best accommodation in the Franschhoek Valley. In the main hotel at Mont Rochelle there are 22 rooms including six suites all arranged around the main building. We have five different types of rooms including four Shiraz rooms with king-size beds all featuring courtyard or valley views. Our six Merlot rooms are larger than our 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 our 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. All rooms come with Africology branded bathroom amenities, tea and coffee facilities, a Nespresso machine, postcards with stamps, a safety deposit box, hairdryer, a well-stocked inclusive minibar, Bose sound system and a flat screen TV with a selection of channels.

The Manor House is a luxury villa for exclusive use located a short walk from the main hotel and just a stone’s throw away from the Country Kitchen. The perfect option for a family group or guests looking for a more private retreat, the Manor House features four beautifully appointed suites, a bunk room for children, kitchen, lounge, two swimming pools, games room and gym. The Manor House is available for exclusive hire all year round and can accommodate up to eight guests sharing, plus up to six children, with the option of private dining and private activities. In addition to breakfast which is included in all our room rates, exclusive use of the Manor House also includes lunch or dinner at Miko restaurant, or a light lunch at the Country Kitchen.

mont rochelle shiraz room

Shiraz Room

There are four Shiraz Rooms with king-size beds and all feature courtyard or valley views. All beds can be made up with twin beds on request. The Shiraz rooms can be found in the Garden wing and Manor house wing of the hotel.

mont rochelle merlot room
Mont Rochelle Franschhoek Merlot Room

Merlot Room

Our six Merlot Rooms are larger than our Shiraz Rooms and also boast king-size beds with valley views.

mont rochelle cabernet room

Cabernet Room

The six Cabernet Rooms include a private terrace overlooking the valley. Located in the Vineyard wing of the hotel. All rooms have king-size beds which can be made up with twin beds on request.

mont rochelle pinotage suit

Pinotage Suite

There are four spacious Pinotage Suites located in both the Manor House and Garden House, each of which features a separate lounge and fantastic views.

mont rochelle cap classique suites
mont rochelle cap classique bathroom

Cap Classique Suite

Guests staying in our two largest rooms, our Cap Classique Suites, will enjoy a separate lounge area, a private terrace and their own plunge pool. Both suites are in the Vineyard Wing.

Mont Rochelle Franschhoek Manor House
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Mont Rochelle Franschhoek Manor House Viognier Suite
Mont Rochelle Franschhoek Manor House Games Room

Manor House

The Manor House is a luxury villa for exclusive use located a short walk from the main hotel and just a stone’s throw away from the Country Kitchen. The perfect option for a family group or guests looking for a more private retreat, the Manor House features four beautifully appointed suites, a bunk room for children, kitchen, lounge, two swimming pools, games room and gym. The Manor House is available for exclusive hire all year round and can accommodate up to eight guests sharing, plus up to six children, with the option of private dining and private activities. In addition to breakfast which is included in all our room rates, exclusive use of the Manor House also includes lunch or dinner at Miko restaurant, or a light lunch at the Country Kitchen.

There are two restaurants at Mont Rochelle. The Country Kitchen which joins up to our wine cellar – an ideal place for a light lunch in the sunshine. Or if you’re after something a little more formal, MIKO is our flagship restaurant with impeccable 180-degree views over the Franschhoek valley and a stunning terrace surrounded by glass doors, giving guests the feeling of an alfresco dining experience all year round. Start the evening off with a refreshing cocktail from our bar and find a comfy space on the terrace to watch the sun set.

mont rochelle miko restaurant
Mont Rochelle Franschhoek Miko Restaurant

MIKO Restaurant

Miko is our flagship restaurant with impeccable 180-degree views over the Franschhoek valley and a stunning terrace surrounded by glass doors, giving guests the feeling of an alfresco dining experience all year round. Miko’s cuisine is best described as a taster to South African favourites with a twist. Each dish tells a story, meaning guests can experience a little slice of our South African memories.

mont rochelle country kitchen terrace

The Country Kitchen

The Country Kitchen is Mont Rochelle’s informal restaurant located just a short walk or a quick drive from the main hotel building and adjacent to our wine cellar. If you’re visiting the Country Kitchen for lunch, or if you’re off to the wine cellar just let us know and we’ll take you over in one of our vehicles.

mont rochelle bar

Bar

Our bar is perfect for pre or post-dinner drinks as well as light bites throughout the day. The bar is also open for an afternoon coffee or just for something refreshing on those hot days. There’s also a handy terrace so you can soak up the sun.

Mont Rochelle Franschhoek Picnic

Picnic

A favorite activity for many guests is picnicking in the sublime setting – the kitchen can arrange a well-stocked basket with some chilled bottles specially paired from the outstanding wine cellar.

From personalised wine tasting to a picnic amongst the vineyards, wine enthusiasts will be in heaven at Mont Rochelle! If you’re looking to get a bit more active we recommend a dip in the outdoor heated swimming pool. You could also work up an appetite in the gym or just sit back, relax and indulge yourself in our in-house spa.

mont rochelle outdoor pool
Mont Rochelle Franschhoek Pool

Swimming pool

Take a dip and relax in the main outdoor heated swimming pool at Mont Rochelle – there are some fantastic views of the Franschhoek Mountains. Bar service is available around the pool and fresh pool towels are available.

mont rochelle spa entrance
mont rochelle spa

Spa

What could be more relaxing than a spa treatment during your stay? Mont Rochelle has two dedicated spa treatment rooms as well as a Hammam. We use the eco-friendly Africology ‘Authentic’ range of products which are made from 100% essential oils and natural plant extracts.

mont rochelle gym

Gym

For the active types our gym is available between 06h00 and 22h00 every day. There are two treadmills, bikes, an adjustable bench and suspension training pack and a set of free-weights.

Mont Rochelle Franschhoek Wine Cellars
Mont Rochelle Franschhoek Wine Cellars

Wine Cellar

mont rochelle vineyard

Vineyard

Mont Rochelle Franschhoek Tennis

Tennis

Area & Location

Area, Country
Franschhoek, South Africa
Nearest Airport
Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town
Local Currency
South African Rand (ZAR)
Time Change
GMT +2:00
Language
Afrikaans, English
Best time to go
Best visited between September through May.

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