This beautifully appointed hotel sits atop a small hill and overlooks the town and wine farms of the Franschoek valley. It’s less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town and is set amongst the vineyards of Franschoek, the food and wine capital of South Africa.
The hotel is part of a 39 hectare 300 year old working wine farm and guests can sample to vineyards wine at the restaurant in the hotel. You can wonder around through the vineyards at your leisure and tour the cellars or do a wine tasting there in person. Purchased by Ricahrd Branson the hotel has been fully revamped and delivers excellent four star value accommodation in Franschoek.
Known for producing scintillating wines, guests will be spoilt for choice when vacationing in the valley. Spend a day on the Franschhoek Wine Tram which will take you past all of the finest wine estates in the area. Enjoy a spot of retail therapy in the village’s boutique stores, play a round of golf, or embark on a hike or horseback ride in these picturesque surroundings.
There’s a choice of 26 rooms divided into five room types named after the grape varieties grown on the farm. Choose from Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot Rooms, or the superior Cap Classique with plunge pool and terrace and the Pinotage Suites. There are two classy restaurants at the hotel plus a spa and gym and a massive outdoor heated pool.
What to do in Franschhoek from Mont Rochelle
The Franschhoek Wine Tram is becoming legendary as it meanders through the wine farms and drops off and collects you at your wine tasting venue of choice.
Or you can go explore the 100 acres of vineyards at Mont Rochelle and ask the kitchen to pack you a scrumptious picnic hamper with a chilled bottle of wine. Spend an afternoon in the spa and chill in the Hammam between treatments.
There are some amazing biking trails and you can request a local guide to take you exploring. And a mountain hike is a must with your stay at Mont Rochelle. Franschoek also offers world-class retail therapy with boutiques, curio shops, galleries and antique dealers lining the high street. And a visit to one of the world-class Franschoek restaurants must be on your to-do list. You will need at least two full days to explore the town and see some of the surrounding vineyards.
Weddings at Mont Rochelle
The incredible setting and intimate nature of Mont Rochelle makes it the perfect wedding venue in the Cape Winelands. There is a range of venues and options for the ceremony and also the reception for tailor-made weddings for up to 80 guests.
Plan an escape to this beautiful hotel at the foot of the Klein Dassenberg Mountains. It’s a perfect stopover on a longer South Africa safari that includes cosmo Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, Kruger National Park and anywhere else you wish to see in Southern Africa. Get in touch so we can help plan your perfect holiday for you.
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