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.


  • 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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Oct 18, 2021 nkosikamahlangu Johannesburg, South Africa

Mont Rochelle has the most breathtaking and unparalleled views in Franschoek. A perfect place to relax and admire the best of the winelands. The staff are truly professional and everything is within reach. This is one of those places that you must visit to experience true tranquility.
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Oct 9, 2021 277murrayw Ponoka, Canada

Love this property, the rooms, all the staff. From the initial sit down greeting and information session with Annette we loved everything about this property. They set up a 2 hour tour one afternoon with AB who has been there for 22 years and full of information. We got shuttle service to local restaurants 2 nights in a row!
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Oct 7, 2021 663justinf Fort Worth, Texas

From the moment we got in to when we left everything was perfect. I will be contacting management to see if I can purchase a room and permanently live there. Great location, amenities, and the staff (especially Peter and Xavier) can't be complimented enough.
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Oct 4, 2021 hanswencke

The arrival was so welcoming. We felt like we could breath straight away. We spent our first day just enjoying the location and views, soaking up the hospitality and unwinding a little. The Cap Classique room (#28 in particular), gave us a home straight away. A great place to rejuvenate.
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Sep 28, 2021 BuddyandGinaD Greenville, South Carolina

We arrived and more blown away but the hospitality the facilities and the amenities. It was beyond our expectations. The views were stunning service was excellent and food was divine. Highly recommend staying at this establishment.