Sir Richard Branson set to purchase Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards
Sir Richard Branson set to purchase property in Franschhoek
Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards, Cape Winelands / South Africa
Virgin Limited Edition which is Richard Branson’s worldwide luxury collection of holiday retreats has entered into a purchase agreement to purchase the magnificent five star Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard in Franschhoek, South Africa. This exclusive Cape Winelands getaway would become the latest addition to the already eclectic portfolio.
Sir Richard Branson stated: “I’m thrilled to be able to announce that we have entered into a sales agreement for Mont Rochelle and what I’m sure will be a ‘must visit’ winelands experience in South Africa and a fantastic addition to the Virgin Limited Edition portfolio.”
The Mont Rochelle Hotel enjoys a prime hilltop setting and private vineyard which comprises 40 hectares. This wine estate features the 22-bedroom hotel which is beautifully set against a mountain backdrop, in the Franschhoek Valley and can be reached from Cape Town within only 45 minutes by car.
Previously owned by Miko Rwayitare as well as Erwin Schnitzler, a German hotelier, the Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard in Franschhoek will offer the perfect extension to a stay at Sir Richard’s magnificent Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sands Reserve of the Greater Kruger National Park. It is anticipated that the Mont Rochelle Hotel will close to undergo refurbishment and re-open for business in the summer.
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