Welcome to Mont Rochelle, 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.
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. We 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.
Don’t forget South Africa’s position in the southern hemisphere means the warmest months are from November to March, however the average daytime high rarely drops below 15°C/60°F. Many visitors to South Africa choose to combine a trip to the Cape-Region with a safari experience in the country’s northeast.
We recommend Ulusaba, our Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand Reserve. You will find that the weather in Ulusaba is often complimentary to the weather in Cape Town, meaning that you will get the best of both worlds. You can wake up for a morning game drive at Ulusaba and be at Mont Rochelle in time for pre-dinner drinks!
The grounds at Mont Rochelle cover 39 hectares (about 100 acres) and you’re welcome to go exploring.
A favourite activity for many of our guests is having a picnic on the estate – our kitchen can arrange a well-stocked picnic basket with a chilled bottle of wine (or two!). There are two restaurants, a cosy bar, a spa, a gym and a heated outdoor pool. That’s not forgetting a 37 hectare vineyard and wine.
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. We have children’s games plus a TV, DVD player and games console for extra entertainment. We do not operate a set programme but would be delighted to organise activities tailored to the needs of our younger visitors.
Baby-sitting 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 four Shiraz Rooms with king-size beds and all feature courtyard or valley views. All beds can be made up with twin beds on request. The Shiraz rooms can be found in the Garden wing and Manor house wing of the hotel.
The six Merlot Rooms which are larger than the Shiraz Rooms can be found in the Garden wing and Manor house wing of the hotel, and also boast king-size beds with valley views. All beds can be made up with twin beds on request.
The six Cabernet Rooms include a private terrace overlooking the valley. Located in the Vineyard wing of the hotel. All rooms have king-size beds which can be made up with twin beds on request.
There are also four even more spacious Pinotage Suites which each feature a separate lounge and fantastic views. Located in the Garden wing and Manor House wing of the hotel, all suites have king-size beds which can be made up with twin beds on request.
The Cap Classique Suites, are the two largest rooms, enjoy a separate lounge area, a private terrace and a heated plunge pool. Located in the Vineyard wing of the hotel, all suites have king-size beds which can be made up with twin beds on request.
Internet Access (Complimentary)
Laundry Service (Available)
Meal On Request
Balcony / Deck
Heated Towel Rails
Internet Access (Complimentary)
Iron / Ironing Board
Mini Bar (Complimentary)
Private Pool / Jacuzzi
Satellite / Cable Television
Tea / Coffee
Airport Shuttle (Available)