Mont Rochelle

Location: Winelands | South Africa

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Part of Sir Richard Branson’s Africa portfolio of luxurious hotels, Mont Rochelle is situated high on the Klein Dassenberg Mountain, overlooking the picturesque Franschhoek Valley. With sweeping views from every angle, this elegant thatched-roofed retreat has everything you’d want from a top-class hotel, with 100 acres of verdant grounds, two restaurants, a cosseting spa, a heated pool and a superb wine cellar.  
Perfect forFoodies, wine buffs and couples seeking a rural but stylish escape.
In the knowMake your stay even more luxurious by booking a treatment in the spa- we recommend the unique Cape Malay Spice Journey, where a choice of spices from the apothecary are combined with essential oils to form a mud that helps stimulate the body’s healing ability, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and ready for the day ahead.

Recommended for...

  • Food & Wine
  • Setting & Views
  • Family-friendly
  • Riding

Hotel Overview


Just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town, located in the famous wine town of Franschhoek.

Rooms at Mont Rochelle

Wine is ever-present in Mont Rochelle, with the plush bedrooms and suites named after the delicious grapes. Spanning across three wings, the rooms range from contemporary and chic to classically colonial, each individually decorated with king-sized beds and deluxe bathrooms, alongside stunning valley views.

Food and facilities

Whether you choose between the fine dining restaurant, MIKO, which is full of sleek surfaces and vibrant colours, or the more informal restaurant, The Country Kitchen, which caters towards wine-tasters and offers heartier food, you will guided through the gastronomic experience by very knowledge staff on hand. If you want to explore the grounds at Mont Rochelle, you can request a picnic along with a bottle of the hotel’s wine or if would prefer a cocktail, try the bar for a sundowner drink on the terrace.

Activities at Mont Rochelle

Take a tour around the 150-year-old boutique wine cellar, which is available for tastings, or hop onto a mountain bike or horse to explore the peaceful town, filled with a wide selection of restaurants, independent shops and art galleries. Walk through the scented grounds to see the herb garden and vineyards, producing a variety of wines including Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah, before taking a dip in the refreshing pool. Relax in the soothing hammam or sit on the veranda to soak up the views.

Best time to go

Best time to travel

Good time to travel (but some limitations)

Travel is possible (but it’s not the best time)

Travel is not recommended

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Best time to go

Hotel location

More places to stay in Winelands


call us on 020 7337 9010 to start planning your perfect trip

Make an enquiry

© 2022 Exsus Travel. Experts in luxury tailor-made holidays.

Exsus Travel Limited t/a Exsus Travel. Registered in England and Wales at this address: 1 Burwood Place, London, W2 2UT. Company No. 3385363. VAT No. 719-221840.

Book with confidence.
All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:
We are a member of ABTA (ABTA No. Y6561) which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct. For package holidays that do not include flights we provide financial protection for you money by way of a bond held by ABTA. We provide financial protection for your money.

International Passenger Protection (IPP)

All passengers booking with Exsus Travel Ltd are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies received by us, including repatriation costs and arrangements, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your single service travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Exsus Travel Ltd

Exsus Travel Ltd has taken out an insurance provided by International Passenger Protection Ltd (IPP) with Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe SE (LMIE) trading as Liberty Specialty Markets, a member of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. LMIE's registered office: 5-7 rue Leon Laval, L-3372, Leudelange, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Registered Number B232280 (Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés). LMIE is a European public limited liability company and is supervised by the Commissariat aux Assurances and licensed by the Luxembourg Minister of Finance as an insurance and reinsurance company. This insurance is only valid for passengers who book and pay directly with/to Exsus Travel Ltd

In the event of our insolvency please make contact as soon as practically possible giving full details of what has happened quoting the name of your Travel Operator:

IPP Claims at Sedgwick
Telephone: +44 (0)345 266 1872
or online at