If you’re a traveller with a passion for fine wine, breathtaking landscapes, and luxurious accommodations, Mont Rochelle in Franschhoek, South Africa, is your ultimate escape.
Nestled at the foot of the Klein Dassenberg Mountain Range in the Western Cape Province, this 26-bedroom hotel and vineyard is a hidden gem known for its superb culinary experiences and outstanding wines.
Welcome to Mont Rochelle
South Africa has always been a country of fascination for travellers, and Mont Rochelle invites you to experience the beauty and hospitality of the Western Cape. As a frequent visitor to this region, I can attest to its allure.
During your stay at Mont Rochelle, you’ll have the opportunity to savour fantastic wines produced in the area and immerse yourself in the warm local hospitality.
Rooms & Suites: A Touch of Luxury
Mont Rochelle offers an array of luxurious rooms and suites, each designed to provide a relaxing retreat in the heart of wine country. Whether you prefer vineyard views, a private terrace, or even a plunge pool, there’s an accommodation option to suit your preferences.
- Shiraz Rooms: With four elegant Shiraz Rooms featuring king-size beds and courtyard or valley views, you’re guaranteed a comfortable stay.
- Manor House: For those seeking a more private retreat or travelling with a family group, the Manor House is the perfect choice. This luxury villa boasts four beautifully appointed suites, a kitchen, a lounge, two swimming pools, and a gym, ensuring a memorable experience.
- Merlot Rooms: Six Merlot Rooms, larger than Shiraz Rooms, come with king-size beds and stunning valley views.
- Cabernet Rooms: Located in the Vineyard Wing, the six Cabernet Rooms offer private terraces overlooking the valley.
- Pinotage Suites: Experience spacious luxury in the four Pinotage Suites, each featuring a separate lounge and breathtaking views.
- Cap Classique Suites: If you’re looking for the pinnacle of luxury, our two Cap Classique Suites provide a separate lounge area, a private terrace, and your own plunge pool.
Things to Do: Wine and Beyond
Mont Rochelle caters to both wine enthusiasts and those seeking active pursuits. Here’s a glimpse of the activities on offer:
- Wine Tasting: Personalized wine-tasting experiences and picnics among the vineyards await you.
- Outdoor Pool: Take a dip in the heated outdoor pool while enjoying stunning views of the Franschhoek mountains.
- Gym: Stay active in the fully-equipped gym, open daily from 06:00 to 22:00.
- Tennis: Play a game of tennis on the floodlit Astroturf court.
- Lawn Games: Enjoy a variety of lawn games while taking in the picturesque views.
- Spa: Indulge in relaxation at the on-site spa, offering treatments with eco-friendly Africology products and a rejuvenating Hammam experience.
Explore the Local Area: Beyond the Vineyards
While Mont Rochelle offers an abundance of activities, don’t miss the chance to explore the surrounding area:
- Hiking: Discover the hills, valleys, and vineyards through scenic hikes, including the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, offering spectacular views of the wine valley and beyond.
- Biking: Explore the area on two wheels with bike rentals available through the hotel.
- Discover Franschhoek: Visit the picturesque town of Franschhoek to admire its historic architecture, art galleries, craft shops, and antique stores.
- Hop on the Wine Tram: Embark on a scenic journey on the Wine Tram, visiting wineries and taking in breathtaking landscapes.
- Golf: South Africa’s renowned golf courses are within reach, and the hotel can arrange tee-off times for you.
Mont Rochelle offers an unforgettable blend of wine, relaxation, and adventure in the heart of South Africa’s wine country. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a family retreat, or simply a taste of luxury, Mont Rochelle has something for everyone. Come, savour the wines, soak in the beauty, and create cherished memories in this enchanting corner of the Western Cape. Your journey to Mont Rochelle promises to be an experience like no other.