Mont Rochelle

Location: Winelands | South Africa

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.

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  • Food & Wine
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  • 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.

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