Mont Rochelle

Franschhoek, Winelands

The hotel

In the style of a private manor house, the property dates back to 1668 but today offers discerning guests the ultimate in luxury. Effortlessly combining elegance with modern comfort, it also boasts a glorious location. Set against a backdrop of the Klein Dassenberg Mountains, no matter what window you’re standing at, the views are breathtaking! As well as a swimming pool to lounge by, there’s a wellness centre and a gym. Alternatively, explore your surrounds by bicycle or on horseback. Set in the wine region, food and drink is, of course, vitally important. Miko offers fine dining in every aspect with each and every dish a work of art. Country Kitchen is more relaxed, perfect for an al fresco lunch or cosy starlit dinner. Before you decide which wine to drink with your meal, visit the tasting room, there’s a huge variety on offer, many from the Mont Rochelle vineyard itself.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Horse Riding
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of the Western Cape overlooking the beautiful village of Franschhoek. Private transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

22 rooms. All of which are air-conditioned with satellite TV, telephone, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes, iron and board. Shiraz Rooms offer courtyard or valley views with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Merlot Rooms are larger than Shiraz Rooms with valley views and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Cabernet Rooms have a private terrace overlooking the valley with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Pinotage Suites are even more spacious and have a separate lounge area and a private terrace with fantastic views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

2 Cap Classique Suites with a separate lounge area, private plunge pool and private terrace, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Miko (fine dining restaurant; International cuisine), Country Kitchen (casual restaurant), colonial bar. Swimming pool. Spa*. Hammam. Gym. Cellar tours on property's private vineyard. Mountain bikes available*. Horse riding*. Complimentary WiFi available throughout the hotel. Concierge service*. Room service*.

2 nights between 22 Dec-1 Jan.

*Denotes local charge.

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Sep 25, 2020 MelisaHarveyZA Cape Town, South Africa

I recently stayed at Mont Rochelle and it was incredible! I stayed downstairs in the vineyard rooms, and it was gorgeous. The view from my bed was breathtaking, every amenity provided and the guest service was brilliant. The staff remembered our names and were so happy to receive us, welcoming us like old friends. Since COVID travelling has been… Read more
I recently stayed at Mont Rochelle and it was incredible! I stayed downstairs in the vineyard rooms, and it was gorgeous. The view from my bed was breathtaking, every amenity provided and the guest service was brilliant. The staff remembered our names and were so happy to receive us, welcoming us like old friends. Since COVID travelling has been a fear for many of us, but Mont Rochelle quickly puts you at ease. All hygiene protocols are carefully followed and incorporated by the team and guests. Overall a much-needed break away from the "new normal" was needed, and I found a little slice of heaven in Mont Rochelle. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very pleasant stay

Aug 6, 2020 7clifton Bristol, United Kingdom

We stayed two nights in a Cabernet room with lovely views. The staff were welcoming and helpful. It's a very comfortable and relaxing hotel. The breakfasts were very good and we enjoyed a good dinner on the Saturday night. Wines in South Africa are very good and the cellar here is excellent.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great view, a grass tennis court and fine wine 🍷

Mar 23, 2020 westcoastcat Vancouver, Canada

Mont Rochelle is owned by Richard Branson and like all his properties it is subtly superb. It has magnificent views of the surrounding Franschhoek mountains, a grass tennis court and a swimming pool. We had really good wine tasting on the patio adjacent to their restaurant “The Country Kitchen “.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely wine tasting and platter

Mar 6, 2020 keithamara St Ives, United Kingdom

Mont Rochelle was a very pleasant place to stop for a wine tasting and cheese and charcuterie platter for lunch. It was really enjoyable to sit outside with a view of the distant mountains. Great service.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel with spectacular views

Mar 6, 2020 Judy S Bakewell, United Kingdom

We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a suite in this gorgeous boutique hotel on a wine estate overlooking Franschhoek with spectacular views in every direction. From the original Cape farmhouse, the hotel has evolved into a first class luxury property with every modern amenity while retaining a relaxed elegance and unstuffy style that makes you… Read more
We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a suite in this gorgeous boutique hotel on a wine estate overlooking Franschhoek with spectacular views in every direction. From the original Cape farmhouse, the hotel has evolved into a first class luxury property with every modern amenity while retaining a relaxed elegance and unstuffy style that makes you feel instantly at home. Everywhere has a feeling of space. Service is personal and nothing is too much trouble for the staff, who greet you like a long lost friend. Rooms are light and spacious and beds are huge. We slept dreamlessly each night. Would return in an instant. Read less