Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa

Mont Rochelle is a stunning 26-bedroom hotel and vineyard just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town in the town of Franschhoek in South Africa.

Franschhoek is a traditional vineyard town in the Western Cape Province famously known as the French Corner of the Cape and is considered to be the food and wine capital of South Africa.

Escape to this picturesque corner of South Africa 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 – their kitchen can arrange a well-stocked picnic basket with a chilled bottle of wine (or 2!).

There are 2 restaurants, a cozy bar, a spa, a gym and a heated outdoor pool. That’s not forgetting a 37 hectare vineyard and wine cellar of course!

In Mont Rochelle’s vineyard, they cultivate grapes of the Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties amongst a few others.

The vineyards are situated between 250m and 400m above sea level on north and north east facing slopes exposing the grapes to a range of micro climates. Mediterranean-like conditions found in the Western Cape means dry summers and high winter rainfalls of 1000mm.

Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa
The property is just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town and is within 35 minutes’ drive of the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Somerset West wine routes
4-bedroom standalone villa Manor House
22 rooms with king-size or 2 twin beds in the main hotel including:
4 Shiraz Rooms all featuring courtyard or valley views
6 Merlot Rooms, slightly larger, and also with valley views
6 Cabernet Rooms with a private terrace overlooking the valley
4 even more spacious Pinotage Suites, each featuring a separate lounge and fantastic views
2 Cap Classique Suites, the largest, with a separate lounge area, a private terrace and private plunge pool
Africology branded bathroom amenities, tea and coffee facilities, a Nespresso machine, postcards with stamps, a safety deposit box, hairdryer, a well-stocked inclusive mini bar, Bluetooth Bose speaker, TV with selection of channels
Main outdoor heated swimming pool
2 dedicated spa treatment rooms
Miko serves a blend of international dishes with a healthy nod to the varied nature of South African cuisine, paired naturally with some superb local vintages.
Country Kitchen is Mont Rochelle’s informal restaurant located just a short walk or a quick drive from the main hotel building and adjacent to their wine cellar.
The Bar is perfect for pre or post-meal drinks as well as light bites throughout the day.

Mont Rochelle is situated in Franschhoek, South Africa
The resort is just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town and is within 35 minutes’ drive of the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Somerset West wine routes.
Our team can arrange transfers either from the city or from Cape Town International Airport, or if you are coming by car it’s an easy drive to the property.
Cape Town International Airport serves destinations throughout South Africa and has direct connections to some of the key European and Middle East hubs, with flight times ranging from 10 to 12 hours.
Flights from the US east coast take roughly 22 hours transiting via Johannesburg.
In the main hotel at Mont Rochelle there are 22 rooms, including 6 suites arranged around the main building.
Guests staying in the 2 largest rooms, Cap Classique Suites, will enjoy a separate lounge area, a private terrace and their own plunge pool. Both suites are in the Vineyard Wing.
There are 4 spacious Pinotage Suites located in both the Manor House and Garden House, each of which features a separate lounge and fantastic views.
The 6 Cabernet Rooms are located in the Vineyard Wing and all include a private terrace overlooking the valley.
The 6 Merlot Rooms are larger than Shiraz Rooms and also boast king-size beds with valley views.
There are 4 Shiraz Rooms with king-size beds and all feature courtyard or valley views.
Take a dip and relax in the main outdoor heated swimming pool at Mont Rochelle – there are some fantastic views of the Franschhoek mountains.
Bar service is available around the pool and fresh pool towels are available.
What could be more relaxing than a spa treatment during your stay?
Mont Rochelle has 2 dedicated spa treatment rooms as well as a Hammam.
They use the eco-friendly Africology ‘Authentic’ range of products which are made from 100% essential oils and natural plant extracts.
Resident guests are welcome to make use of the Hammam at their leisure as long as it’s not in use for a scheduled treatment.
For the active types their gym is available between 6am and 10pm every day.
There are 2 treadmills, bikes, an adjustable bench and suspension training pack, dual adjustable pulley and a multipower machine, set of free weights and a body ball.
Hiking and biking
There are some wonderful routes that make it easy to explore the surrounding area on bike. They can arrange bike rental with a local company, just let us know and we can book these for you.
Alternatively, enjoy a hike through the hills, valleys and vineyards surrounding the hotel, as well as in local nature reserves.
The Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve on the opposite side of the valley offers superb views of the wine valley and on a clear day you can even see Table Mountain and the ocean! The walks vary in length from 3 to 8 hours and are of moderate intensity.
You will need to acquire a 1 day permit and a map that costs. You are welcome to take walks through their farm and their only request is that you stay on the walkways, thus preserving the fragile vines that produce their splendid wines.
Children are very welcome to stay at Mont Rochelle year-round and we have some rooms which are able to accommodate children on single beds.
They have children’s games plus a TV, DVD player and games console for extra entertainment.
They do not operate a set programme but would be delighted to organise activities tailored to the needs of their younger visitors.
Babysitting can be arranged and a charge will apply but please advise at the time of booking if this may be required. Special food and beverages or simple snacks and light meals can be prepared according to your child’s tastes.
There are 2 restaurants at Mont Rochelle: Miko and the Country Kitchen.
Miko is their main restaurant and is the setting for some fantastic gourmet meals including those for special occasions.
Adjacent to the winery is the Country Kitchen, an ideal spot for a light lunch. All our room rates include breakfast which is served in Miko.
Both Miko and the Country Kitchen are open for non-resident guests but we do recommend you call in advance to book a table.
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$380 $285/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.


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