Cape Winelands


Mont Rochelle

Mont Rochelle

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A luxurious, peaceful retreat set in a spectacular vineyard

Welcome to Mont Rochelle, situated in a 100-acre private vineyard amid the rolling hills of Franschhoek – one of the key hubs of the Cape Winelands and the food capital of the beautiful Western Cape of South Africa.

Mont Rochelle is one of the prestigious hotels in Richard Branson's global collection and provides its guests with a luxurious and peaceful retreat just an hour from the engaging and dynamic city of Cape Town.

With just 26 fabulous rooms, you'll also enjoy a gourmet restaurant that showcases the best ingredients that South Africa has to offer. Sample the fine local vintages produced on site, either on a designated tour or enjoy a glass (maybe a bottle?) from the bar.

A stay at Mont Rochelle is not just about wine – besides the heated swimming pool and relaxing spa with hammam, there's plenty of activities to enjoy, from walking or cycling through the surrounding mountains, playing tennis or enjoying a round of golf as there are several courses within a 90-minute drive of the hotel.

Mont Rochelle has what many consider to be the best accommodation in the area – we highly recommend staying for at least two nights to really make the most of the facilities and area.

  • Set within a vineyard, amid the beautiful scenery of Franschhoek
  • Relaxed and gourmet dining options
  • Swimming pool, hammam, gym and spa
  • Family-friendly with activities for children

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Specialist

"My dinner at Miko was by far the best meal that I have enjoyed in South Africa, the red wine that accompanied it wasn't too bad either."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type

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  • 26 rooms
  • 1 hour drive from Cape Town
  • Child-friendly
  • 15-20 minute walk in to Franschhoek

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Spa facilities
  • Weddings
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Entertainment
Location Highlights

Mont Rochelle

  • Vineyard
  • Approx. 1 hour from Cape Town
89 Reviews 43% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 22
  • Very Good 27
  • Average 28
  • Poor 6
  • Terrible 6

What to Expect


Nov 07, 2018

Nice place to stop on your Travels up the Great hwy 395. It's in Bishop prior to going up to Mammoth lakes ..

Littlerock, California

Very good food and a little Gambling to ease to your trip. The inside is very clean and the workers are very nice.
Oct 06, 2018

Nostalgia Trip

Lone Pine, California

Use to bring my Dad from Lone Pine to Bishop for shopping he would always say,” well you can do the shopping, just take me to the Casino”. This trip was to bring my fathers ashes to be buried with my Mother in Independence.
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Mont Rochelle


While staying at Mont Rochelle be sure to try some of the following activities.

Wellness centre

Mont Rochelle offers a spa, hammam sauna and gym. Treatments incorporate the eco-friendly Africology ‘Authentic’ range of products which are made from 100% essential oils and natural plant extracts.


This area of the country offers some fantastic biking and hiking/walking routes (bikes hired locally). The hotel has an AstroTurf tennis court and there are several golf courses in the surrounding area (the hotel can arrange tee off times).

Wine tram

The best way to enjoy the area is to ride on the wine tram. This is a hop-on, hop-off service that offers several routes around the local vineyards, with Mont Rochelle being one of the stops so it is an easy and convenient way of seeing the area and sampling the local wines without breaking drink-driving rules.

Children's facilities

Activities for kids include: - An alternative to wine tasting, with delicious grape juices - An array of lawn games to play - A treasure hunt ending with a children’s picnic It should be noted there is not a specific kids' club programme, creche or full-time childminder, though babysitting can be arranged.

Swimming pool

There is a lovely heated outdoor swimming pool with mountain views.

Mont Rochelle

Room Types

There are 26 rooms at Mont Rochelle, split between five room types.

The Main Hotel

In the main hotel at Mont Rochelle there are 22 rooms including six suites: 
- 4 Shiraz rooms – with king-size beds, en suite bathrooms and courtyard or valley views
- 6 Merlot rooms – the same facilities are Shiraz rooms but are larger
- 6 Cabernet rooms – include a private terrace overlooking the valley 
- 4 Pinotage suites – each featuring a separate lounge and fantastic views
- 2 Cap Classic suites – with the largest rooms, have a separate lounge area, private terrace and their own plunge pool

All rooms are doubles though can be made up with twin beds on request.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Internet
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included

The Manor House

The Manor House is designed to be your home away from home, while still enjoying the hotel's luxuries. This is a beautiful four bedroom villa that sleeps eight adults and a cosy bunkroom that can sleep up to six children. It is 740 m² in size and comes with its own chef and private pool.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Internet
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included
Mont Rochelle

Food & Drink

There are two restaurants at Mont Rochelle, Miko and the Country Kitchen


Located in the hotel's Manor House, Miko offers a fantastic menu of gourmet meals and an extensive wine list. Miko serves a blend of international dishes combined with South African influences.

The Country Kitchen

The Country Kitchen is found a few minutes away from the hotel, adjacent to the wine cellar, and is the perfect place for a light lunch in the sunshine.

The Bar

The perfect place for a drink either indoors or outdoors, there is also a selection of light bites.

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