Hotel

Mont Rochelle, Franschhoek

A trip to South Africa wouldn’t be complete without sampling its world-renowned wine. A picturesque, intimate hotel on a sprawling 100-acre estate, Mont Rochelle is just the place to do it. Home to a thriving vineyard, with vines as deeply entrenched as the area’s history, the estate’s wine cellar boasts some of the region’s best labels. Dating back to the late 17th Century, the 26 rooms and suites have been tastefully refreshed and two tantalizing restaurants have been introduced, creating a palette-pleasing getaway among stunning mountain scenery.

LOCATION

Nestled among mountains and vineyards, Mont Rochelle is set in the heart of Franschhoek; a traditional vineyard town with strong French influence along South Africa’s Western Cape. Within an hour drive of Cape Town, it’s a must-visit for those looking to experience the country’s gastronomic side. The vast private grounds of the estate are a destination in themselves, however, should you wish to visit the nearby boutiques, galleries and restaurants, the charming high street is just a 30-minute stroll or a short shuttle away.

YOUR ROOM

You’ll immediately feel at home within this understated country estate. The 26 spacious rooms have been beautifully designed using primarily neutral tones, subtly accented by brightly-coloured furnishings. Large glass doors open out onto your exclusive veranda and inspiring vistas across the valley. For those travelling with family or friends and looking for a more private retreat, step into the exclusivity of the luxury four-bedroom villa and discover everything you need to never leave again. Take a breath and enjoy the exquisite balance of elegant comfort and playful style that runs throughout Mont Rochelle.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Franschhoek is all about the gastronomy and Mont Rochelle is no exception. Enjoy sensational South African dishes with a twist, paired with a fantastic selection of wines from the estate and beyond at Miko restaurant. A wine-tasting in the hotel’s wine cellar is not to be missed either, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample the collection whilst learning how the grapes have been cultivated to create the exceptional wines before you. Fully sated, refresh and reset at the spa and outdoor pool, or crank the energy up a gear with tennis, horse riding and cycling through the vineyards, ending up with a romantic, hidden picnic within the estate.