Mont Rochelle and Manor House Villa (Franschhoek)

Mont Rochelle Franschhoek

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 Shiraz Room
Mont Rochelle Shiraz Room

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.

Franschhoek accommodation at Mont Rochelle
Cap Classique Suite private heated pool

Accommodation Rates

Mont Rochelle Rates, Inclusions, and Child Policies
Rates PER ROOM PER NIGHT at Mont Rochelle in South African Rands7th January until 30th April 20221st May until 30th September 20221st October until 21st December 2022
Shiraz Room8,2005,0008,600
Merlot Room11,3506,00011,900
Cabernet Room14,0008,65014,700
Pinotage Suite16,40010,90017,200
Cap Classique Suite (with plunge pool)20,95014,10021,900

Mont Rochelle Rates Include

Your luxury accommodation
Daily breakfast
A complimentary wine tasting session
Complimentary selection of drinks and snacks from your minibar
WiFi throughout the property
Complimentary transfer service between Mont Rochelle and Franschhoek twice daily at set times
Local taxes

For guests staying on their own, the single occupancy rate is our standard double occupancy rate minus 25%.


When sharing a room with their parents, children aged 5 and under stay for free; while children aged 6-15 are charged at R 1,125 per night including breakfast and soft drinks. Guests aged 16 years or older are considered adults; but may be accommodated in some suites for R 1,820 per night. Up to two children under 16 years can share a suite with parents.

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.

Manor House Rates, Inclusions, and Child Policies

Exclusive-Use of the Villa’s 4 suites (for up to 8 guests)
Until 30th September 2022: R 70,000
1st October until 21st December 2022: R 75,000

Manor House Rates Include

In addition to the above standard Mont Rochelle rate inclusions; exclusive use of The Manor House also includes daily 3-course lunch or dinner; chosen from the menu at Miko restaurant or at the Country Kitchen (lunch only). The exclusive use rate also includes laundry and all drinks (including alcohol). Plus you have private use of all the facilities, including a gym and heated outdoor pool

A 2-night minimum night stay is applicable throughout the year; while a 3-night minimum stay applies over the Festive Season.
Manor can be booked on an Exclusive Use basis for 2 x suites only within 2 months of arrival.
Children are not included in the rates for Manor House and are charged extra (see above rates).


When staying at the Manor House with their parents, children aged 5 and under stay for free; while children aged 6-15 are charged at R 1,465 per night. Breakfast, soft drinks, and a choice of lunch or dinner are included during their stay. Guests aged 16 years or older are considered adults; but may be accommodated in the bunk room for R 2,150 per night. The bunk room sleeps up to 6 children.

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!

Have the Whole Place to Yourself! Or 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 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 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:

Until 30th April 2022:
Mont Rochelle – 22 rooms and suites (Up to 44 guests): R 362,800 (excludes Manor House)
Mont Rochelle and Manor House – 26 rooms and suites (up to 52 guests) R 432,800

From 1st May until 30th September 2022:
Mont Rochelle – 22 rooms and suites (Up to 44 guests): R 250,100 (excludes Manor House)
Mont Rochelle and Manor House – 26 rooms and suites (up to 52 guests) R 320,100

1st October until 21st December 2022:
Mont Rochelle – 22 rooms and suites (Up to 44 guests): R 381,400 (excludes Manor House)
Mont Rochelle and Manor House – 26 rooms and suites (up to 52 guests) R 456,400

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).

Franschhoek Foodie Package at Mont Rochelle
Franschhoek Foodie Package Rates PER ROOM for 2 NIGHTS in South African Rands7th January until 30th April 20221st May until 30th September 20221st October until 21st December 2022
Shiraz Room16,83011,07017,550
Merlot Room22,50012,87023,490
Cabernet Room27,27017,64028,530
Pinotage Suite31,59021,69033,030
Cap Classique Suite (with plunge pool)39,78027,45041,490

The rates are based on double occupancy for a two-night stay (extra nights available on a B&B basis)
Terms and conditions: This offer is available for stays between 7th January and 21st December 2022. Valid for new bookings only and can be combined with the Free Night Offer. Benefits not redeemed during the stay are not exchangeable for other services. Rates are subject to availability.


Two nights accommodation in one of our luxurious rooms or suites for 2 nights
Daily à la carte breakfast
A wine tasting
A five-course wine pairing dinner at MIKO
A two-course lunch at Country Kitchen, or a picnic basket
Selection of drinks and snacks from your minibar (replenished daily)

Franschhoek foodie package
Gourmet food at Miko – baked line fish with spiced chorizo

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.

Sabi Safari and Cape Winelands Package at Mont Rochelle and Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

When combining a stay at 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 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 from 7th January – 21st December 2022 and can be combined with other offers.


Experience the ultimate South African adventure with a stay at both Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand and Mont Rochelle in Franschhoek! Stay three nights at Ulusaba and receive a free night at Mont Rochelle!

Book by 28th February 2022; for stays between 7th January until 30th June 2022, subject to availability.

The room type at Mont Rochelle will be on par with the room type that is booked for Ulusaba. Additional nights at Mont Rochelle are available at our published rates.
If you want to bring your little ones along too, just contact us for family rates and a tailor-made stay!
This offer can be combined with Free Night Offers; when staying a minimum of 5 nights at Ulusaba, Family offers and Kids Go Free offers.

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.

Honeymoon Package at Mont Rochelle

Valid for stays between 7th January – 21st December 2022, based on a minimum three-night stay

This 3 night Winelands Romance Package includes:

Standard nightly inclusions PLUS:
Complimentary room upgrade on arrival – subject to availability
A bottle of Cap Classique bubbly and a honeymoon plate in the room on arrival
The Cape Malay Spice Journey spa treatment for two (75 minutes)
A romantic picnic, the MIKO picnic basket for two, or a lunch at The Country Kitchen; if the weather does not allow for picnicking
A romantic turndown
A gift on departure

Rates PER COUPLE for 3 NIGHTS at Mont Rochelle in South African Rands1st May until 30th September 20221st October until 21st December 2022
Shiraz Room18,70529,505
Merlot Room21,70539,405
Cabernet Room29,65547,805
Pinotage Suite36,40555,305
Cap Classique Suite (with plunge pool)46,00569,405

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.

Mont Rochelle and Manor House Villa (Franschhoek)
Wine Estate - Mont Rochelle
1499 Dassenberg Road
Franschhoek South Africa

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