Mont Rochelle is Sir Richard Branson’s wine estate and hotel in Franschhoek, South Africa. It offers luxurious accommodation and delicious wines and food; just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Franschhoek is a traditional vineyard town in the Western Cape Province – the food and wine capital of South Africa; the French Corner of the Cape.
Escape to this picturesque corner of the Cape Winelands at the foot of the Klein Dassenberg mountain range for relaxation and a superb culinary experience accompanied by some outstanding wines. The grounds at Mont Rochelle cover 39 hectares (about 100 acres) and you’re welcome to go exploring. A favorite activity for many of their guests is picnicking on the estate; the kitchen can arrange a well-stocked picnic basket with a chilled bottle of wine (or two!).
There are two restaurants, a cozy bar, a spa, a gym, and a heated outdoor pool. That’s not forgetting the 37-hectare vineyard and wine cellar of course!
The atmosphere at Mont Rochelle is casual and informal. However; that shouldn’t stop you from dressing up for dinner at MIKO; if you wish. The ambiance at The Country Kitchen, the restaurant next to the wine cellar, is relaxed.
When you’re not dining you might well be soaking up the sun around the pool; so there is some sunscreen available, however, you may wish to bring your own. If you plan on getting active in the gym then don’t forget to bring a pair of sneakers / trainers; which could also be handy if you plan on venturing further afield.
Children of all ages are welcome throughout the year at Mont Rochelle & Manor House Villa – for the ultimate South African family vacation.
Mont Rochelle Accommodation
Accommodation at Mont Rochelle is either at the hotel in rooms and suites. Or, at the exclusive-use Manor House.
All rooms/suites come with tea and coffee facilities including a Nespresso machine. They have Bluetooth Bose speaker sound system, and flat-screen TV with selected channels. And Africology bathroom amenities. There is also a safety deposit box and a hairdryer. The difference between staying at most other establishments in the Winelands is that Mont Rochelle; and of course; Manor House Villa; also have a well-stocked inclusive minibar. The minibar in the Manor House kids room is also stocked with age-appropriate snacks and drinks!
Hair straighteners and plug adapters are available on request. All rooms can be made up with twin beds on request.
|Rates PER ROOM PER NIGHT at Mont Rochelle in South African Rands||1st May until 30th September 2023||1st October until 21st December 2023||22nd December 2023 until 6th January 2024|
|Shiraz Room||5,500||9,500||On request|
|Cap Classique Suite (with plunge pool)||16,200||24,100|
|Rates PER ROOM PER NIGHT at Mont Rochelle in South African Rands||7th January until 30th April 2024||1st May until 30th September 2024||1st October until 19th December 2024||20th December 2024 until 4th January 2025|
|Cap Classique Suite (with plunge pool)||24,100||18,600||26,500||28,900|
The Manor House Villa Accommodation
The Manor House is a beautiful four-bedroom villa available to book exclusively all year. It is just a short walk from the main hotel building and a stone’s throw from the winery. The Manor House is ideal for families or small groups looking to escape to the beautiful Cape Winelands. The villa comfortably sleeps eight adults and boasts a cozy bunk room that can sleep up to six children.
Throughout your stay, you can enjoy the stunning views, spacious common areas, kitchen, gym, and outdoor heated swimming pool; not to mention the services of a chef who can prepare meals from the villa’s dedicated kitchen. You are welcome to treat the Manor House as you would your own home. You will still enjoy the service you’d expect from a luxury hotel.
Exclusive Use of the Villa’s 4 suites (for up to 8 guests)
7th January until 21st December 2023: R 80,000
22nd December 2023 until 6th January 2024: On Request
7th January until 19th December 2024: R 85,000
20th December 2024 until 4th January 2025: R145,000
Sometimes there’s nothing better than having the whole place to yourself; whether it’s a small group of family or friends or your entire clan! Mont Rochelle is the perfect place to host a party in style in the Winelands.
At Mont Rochelle there are different options depending on the size of your party; so you can book the private Manor House for up to eight adults. Or take the entire hotel with its 22 x rooms and suites for 44 people.
For the ultimate party; you can take both the hotel and the Manor House for a total of 26 x rooms and suites. This works fantastically well for weddings. Should you be planning an even bigger celebration; we work with nearby hotels and guest houses in Franschhoek to accommodate the rest of your party. A minimum of a two-night stay will apply.
The rates for exclusive use are:
From 1st May until 30th September 2023:
Mont Rochelle – 22 rooms and suites (Up to 44 guests): R 284,500 (excludes Manor House)
Mont Rochelle and Manor House – 26 rooms and suites (up to 52 guests): R 364,500
1st October until 21st December 2023:
Mont Rochelle – 22 rooms and suites (Up to 44 guests): R 417,000 (excludes Manor House)
Mont Rochelle and Manor House – 26 rooms and suites (up to 52 guests): R 497,000
7th January until 30th April 2024:
Mont Rochelle – 22 rooms and suites (Up to 44 guests): R R 417,000 (excludes Manor House)
Mont Rochelle and Manor House – 26 rooms and suites (up to 52 guests): R 502,000
From 1st May until 30th September 2024:
Mont Rochelle – 22 rooms and suites (Up to 44 guests): R 315,000 (excludes Manor House)
Mont Rochelle and Manor House – 26 rooms and suites (up to 52 guests): R 400,000
1st October until 19th December 2024:
Mont Rochelle – 22 rooms and suites (Up to 44 guests): R 450,500 (excludes Manor House)
Mont Rochelle and Manor House – 26 rooms and suites (up to 52 guests): R 535,500
All the above rates exclude / or at an extra cost:
Gift Shop purchases
Spa Treatments from Mont Rochelle’s Africology Spa
Personalized Wine Tasting
Picnics on the grounds – the restaurant can provide a hamper
Photocopying, telephone, and fax facilities
Golf in the region
Transfer to and from Cape Town or the International Airport
Activities and excursions
FREE NIGHT OFFER: Stay 3 nights for the price of 2 at Mont Rochelle Hotel or Manor House Villa!
Stay even longer as this offer is cumulative for example; stay 6 nights and only pay for 4.
Valid from 1st May until 30th September 2023 & 2024.
Offer can be combined with the Kids Go Free offer, and also the Winelands & Wildlife offer.
KIDS GO FREE for stays between 1st May and 30th September 2023 & 2024.
Kids go free offer is based on the bed & breakfast rates staying in Pinotage Suites, Cap Classique Suites, and the Manor House only.
This offer only applies to children under the age of 16. A maximum of two children can stay free of charge; when sharing with their parents in the Pinotage and Cap Classique Suites. If guests are staying in the Manor House on an exclusive-use basis; a maximum of six children can stay for free in the bunk room.
Offer can be combined with the Free Night offer, and also the Winelands & Wildlife offer.
Winelands and Wildlife – Sabi Safari and Cape Winelands Package
For the ultimate South African experience, combine the Cape Winelands with a safari in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park. Or, with a safari in the Greater Masai Mara ecosystem.
When combining a stay at either Mahali Mzuri or Ulusaba Private Game Reserve with a stay at Mont Rochelle; each guest will receive a complimentary 30-minute massage; on your safari and an upgrade to a half board basis at Mont Rochelle. Half board at Mont Rochelle includes a choice of a 3-course lunch, picnic basket, or a 3-course dinner; daily in any of Mont Rochelle’s restaurants.
This package is available for stays until 21st December 2023 and from 7th January – 19th December 2024 and can be combined with other offers.
Franschhoek Foodie Package:
Experience the ultimate foodie getaway at Mont Rochelle, complete with exceptional 180-degree views of the Franschhoek valley. Stay in the heart of the gastronomic capital of South Africa and enjoy a spectacular culinary adventure; including a 5-course tasting menu with wine pairing at Mont Rochelle’s flagship restaurant MIKO; and either a two-course lunch or a freshly prepared picnic basket from Country Kitchen; so you can explore the sprawling wine estate. A stay in the Winelands would not be complete without tasting a few of Mont Rochelle’s award-winning wines (included).
Celebrate the Festive Season
A stay at Mont Rochelle over Christmas or New Year is the perfect excuse to indulge in special meals, paired with home grown wines, and topped off with plenty of entertainment. Stay in one of the luxurious rooms or suites. Or take the whole Manor House, and join in the celebrations throughout your stay. (Bookings for both of the below are essential and an extra charge applies).
Romance Couples and Honeymoon Package
What could be more romantic than an escape to a corner of Franschhoek; with the best views of the valley and a great red wine to match? Mont Rochelle’s unique setting at the foot of the Klein Dassenberg mountain range is the perfect location to relax on your honeymoon or enjoy a romantic retreat for a couple seeking intimacy and privacy.
We also do weddings at Mont Rochelle – the ultimate luxury Cape Winelands Wedding.
Mont Rochelle reserves the right to change rates at any time; supplements and minimum stays may apply during peak periods. All offers are subject to availability.
1499 Dassenberg Road
Franschhoek South Africa