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Mont Rochelle, Franschhoek, South Africa
This is a glossy and hip hotel in Franschhoek, in South Africa's Winelands, offering impeccable service, stunning accommodation and superb facilities including two restaurants, a pool and a spa. Mont Rochelle is part of Richard Branson's collection but was once a private home; today it still feels more like a country house than a hotel. Glamourous décor is interspersed with quirky touches for a playful and fun feel. Perfectly located on a hillock with views of picturesque Franschhoek, it will appeal to couples and families seeking a relaxing and peaceful retreat in an idyllic setting.
This luxury boutique hotel is set on a hill on a 39-hectare estate in the vineyard town of Franschhoek, in the South African Winelands, just an hour's drive from Cape Town. Combining historic charm with modern sophistication, Month Rochelle has an air of timeless elegance and makes the perfect base from which to explore the Cape Winelands.
Mont Rochelle provides 22 rooms and suites with huge windows and spectacular views. Décor is stylish featuring local pieces, large upholstered headboards, vibrant fabrics and pretty throws. Some come with terraces or French doors leading to the delightful gardens.
The main restaurant serves daily changing menus, and the informal country kitchen, attached to the cellar, also serves local fare.
Days can be as action-packed or relaxed as you wish. Laze by the large heated pool, find the perfect picnic spot on the estate, take a stroll into Franschhoek, hop on the famous wine tram or indulge in a massage at the spa. Wine tours, horse riding, hiking, biking and trout fishing are all available in the valley.
Location & Getting There
Mont Rochelle is located in Franschhoek in South Africa’s Cape Winelands, an hour’s drive from Cape Town.
The hotel comprises 22 rooms including six suites, all arranged around the main building. There are four Shiraz Rooms with king-size beds, egg-shaped baths and courtyard or valley views, six larger Merlot Rooms, six Cabernet Rooms with private terraces, four Pinotage Suites and two Cap Classique Suites, which come with plunge pools.
There are endless activities on offer including biking, hiking, horse riding, cellar tours, wine tastings and golf. You can also hit the gym or be pampered at the spa.
Children of all ages are welcome at Mont Rochelle .and activities tailored to the needs of younger guests can be organised. Family accommodation and babysitting are available.