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.
We also do weddings at Mont Rochelle – the ultimate luxury Cape Winelands Wedding.
Mont Rochelle Accommodation
In the main hotel at Mont Rochelle, there are 22 rooms all arranged around the main building; and the Manor House is a luxury villa; a short walk from the main hotel.
All rooms come with Africology branded bathroom amenities, tea and coffee facilities including a Nespresso machine; postcards with stamps, 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, Bluetooth Bose speaker sound system, flat-screen TV with selected channels. The minibar in the Manor House bunk 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.
Mont Rochelle Rooms Types
There are five different types of rooms:
4 x Shiraz Rooms with king-size beds that all feature courtyard or valley views.
6 x Merlot rooms which are larger than the Shiraz Rooms and also boast king-size beds with valley views.
6 x Cabernet rooms include a private terrace overlooking the valley.
There are also four even more spacious Pinotage Suites; which each feature a separate lounge and fantastic views.
Finally, guests staying in our two largest rooms, the Cap Classique Suites, will enjoy a separate lounge area, a private terrace, and their own private plunge pool.
NB: Suites can be made up with an additional two freestanding beds for children.
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.
Cape Winelands Exclusive Use
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!
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
Mont Rochelle and the Manor House Villa Accommodation Specials
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 until 30th September 2022 (this may be extended so check with us).
Offer can be combined with the Escape to the Winelands offer, Kids Go Free offer, and also the Winelands & Wildlife offer.
KIDS GO FREE for stays between 1st May and 30th September 2022.
Kids go free offer is based on our 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 our 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.
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).
Winelands and Wildlife
For the ultimate South African experience, combine the Cape Winelands with a safari in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve; Greater Kruger National Park.
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.
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