Mont Rochelle

Luxury Hotel , Franschhoek

Luxury holidays to South Africa showcase some of the most dazzling destinations on earth. The showstopping Mont Rochelle is Sir Richard Branson’s South African hotel and vineyard, perfectly situated in the Franschhoek valley and surrounded by majestic mountains in the heart of the glorious Cape Winelands.


The Mont Rochelle hotel is a grand Cape Dutch Dame boasting 26 exquisite rooms and suites stylishly designed with your every comfort in mind. Expect spectacular views over the lush green valley and the magnificent mountain peaks that circle Franschhoek. Book a Cap Classique Suite and relax with a good book and a glass of wine in your own private lounge or outdoor terrace or take a refreshing dip in your private plunge pool. All of the rooms come with free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, mini bar and satellite TV. If you are travelling with children, the Manor House is a luxury villa located a short walk from the main hotel. With four bedrooms it's the perfect option for your family or if you are with friends and looking for a more private retreat. The Manor House features a kitchen, lounge, two swimming pools and a gym and can accommodate up to eight guests sharing, plus bunkroom for up to six children.


Keep the drinks flowing as you soak up the sun on the terrace of The Mont Rochelle Hotel bar and enjoy a variety of light bites throughout the day or lounge next to the heated swimming pool on a comfy sunbed with panoramic mountain views you’ll never tire of. Spend blissful moments in the hot tub watching the sunset with a cocktail in hand or relax in the sauna, enjoy a soothing massage or experience true Turkish delight in the onsite Hammam. Dining is one of life’s many pleasures here, where you can feast al fresco at the informal Country Kitchen restaurant or tuck into gourmet fare at Miko’s, best described as a taste of South Africa with a twist. Each dish tells a story of the country’s past, taking you down a culinary memory lane. Do feel free to overindulge - you have the hotel’s gym at your disposal if you want to work off the extra calories.


Enjoy sublime wine tastings in the estate’s 150-year-old wine cellar or in Miko Restaurant, the Country Kitchen or bar area. The grounds at Mont Rochelle cover 39 hectares and you’re welcome to go exploring or enjoy a picnic on the estate – the kitchen can arrange a well-stocked picnic basket with a chilled bottle of wine in your choice of red or white – or both. Horse riding, hiking and fishing are just a few of the leisure activities Mont Rochelle offers nearby. If you want to explore Franschhoek take a slow amble around this charming town’s art galleries, monuments and boutique shops or enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the area’s many stylish eateries.

Child Policy

Children are welcome and The Mont Rochelle is an ideal holiday destination for families. Several rooms can accommodate children in single beds and there is a baby-sitting service available upon request. The hotel also offers children's games plus a TV, DVD player and games console for added entertainment.

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