South African Hotels
Dassenberg Road
Franschhoek 7690
Cape Winelands
Western Cape
South Africa
Hotel Type
Spa, Penthouses & Presidential Suites, Leisure

Current Specials

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Mont Rochelle Reviews & Information

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The Mont Rochelle is in the scenic Franschhoek valley of the Cape wine-growing region. They offer luxury accommodation in a tranquil mountain and vineyard setting. This five-star hotel is a great getaway destination for guests who seek relaxation in a natural surrounding. It is here where gourmet dining paired with the finest South African wines can be experienced at its best.

The room and suite accommodation offer comfort and luxury with convenient features, including under-floor heating, air-conditioning and in-room refreshments. It comprises of three wings that are surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and vineyards where guests can expect privacy and serenity during their stay. The focus of the hotel is to provide guests with a rand of good local wines.

The hotel falls under the umbrella of the UK-based Virgin Hotel group as Sir Richard Branson recently purchased it. Since its ownership change, it has undergone a major refurbishment. The hotel is unique as it is the only hotel in the quaint town of Franschhoek which provides sweeping views over the scenic and lush Wineland's valley. The Cape Dutch architecture of the hotel with its thatched roofs and large white Gables is in the style and tradition of the valley giving it an authentic feel.


The hotel rooms & suites are spacious and provide guests with exclusive amenities to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. Several different room types are available to accommodate different requirements of discerning guests.

Shiraz Room: Standard Room

  • Double or twin bedded
  • Valley and courtyard views

Merlot Room: Luxury Room

  • king or twin beds
  • Valley views

Cabernet Room: Superior Room

  • Extra wide king or twin beds
  • Valley views & private terraces

Pinotage Suite = Junior Suite

  • King or twin bed
  • Valley views from the bedroom
  • Room number 14: suitable for a family, two children on sleeper couch in the lounge

Reserve Suite = Modern Luxury Suite

  • King bed
  • Private walled Zen garden with loungers
  • Plunge pool

Cap Classique Suite = Deluxe Suite

  • King or twin bed
  • Large private terraces with plunge pools.


The hotel is located in the gourmet capital of South Africa, two different dining venues are available to all guests. Fine dining is served at the elegant Mange Tout Restaurant in a relaxed atmosphere with spectacular views.

Gourmet Picnic baskets can be per-ordered and collected at the hotel reception to be enjoyed at one of the hotel's beautiful and tranquil picnic areas under the Willows or between the Vines. The Colonial Cigar Bar serves salads, light snacks, and sandwiches throughout the day. This lunch menu is also available at the outdoor swimming pool.

Dining venues:

  • Mange Tout Restaurant
  • Country Kitchen Restaurant
  • Gourmet Picnics
  • Colonial Cigar Bar.
  • Facilities

A selection of excellent restaurants and eateries, a health and beauty spa, sauna, outdoor swimming pool, pool bar and gym are also available to guests. Private wine tasting and Cellar Tours with the Wine Maker as well as an excursion through the vineyard can also be arranged. Guests may enjoy an invigorating walk through the estate and mountain bike trails leave directly from the hotel. The equestrian centre offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a tour on horseback, and daily horse rides can also be arranged for guests.


  • Fine dining restaurant
  • Bar
  • Cellar
  • Vineyard
  • Picnics
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden
  • Health and beauty spa
  • Gym and Sauna.

Nearby Activities

  • Biodiversity Walk with Haut Espoir
  • Fishing
  • Hiking in the nature reserve
  • Bicycling and Mountain Biking
  • Wine tasting tours
  • Horseback rides
  • Valley Walk.
  • Nearby Wine Estates

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  • Air Conditioning
  • DVD player
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Underfloor Heating



At the hotel's bar,guests are welcome to enjoy the sunset, prior to dinner, sipping on a glass of chilled bubbly, a local wine or one of the fabulous cocktails. While enjoying the views, guests may nibble on a canape. In the winter, the roaring fire burns from breakfast to bedtime, where guests may warm up with a hot chocolate and homemade cookies. The lighter bar menu is available daily till 6 pm.

Miko Restaurant

Providing spectacular valley views over the magnificent Franschhoek Valley, the Mange Tout is a fine dining restaurant at the Mont Rochelle Hotel. The restaurant features an elegant feel that is matched with a skillful touch and contemporary design. The executive chef transforms dishes on the menu into individual works of art. The style of cooking is seated in the classics, especially in the traditional french style, yet with a contemporary approach.

Country Kitchen

The wine tasting room is home to the Country Kitchen and its name suggest it home made food with a Mediterranean theme. It is the place for a warm fire and a good plate of pasta. Wine tasting can be done during your meal.

Picnics in vineyards

Get a picnic basket at the Country Kitchen and take a wander into the vineyards. There is something special about sitting under the trees with good wine and food with a book in hand.Enjoy a picnic with your family which is available every day, other baskets can be pre-ordered.

The Spa

The hotel features a wellness center with sauna, gym and Jacuzzi. Guests may choose to relax and rejuvenate spa treatments from the spa menu.


The hotel features a lovely outdoor swimming pool with sun lounge chairs which invite for a calm and relaxing afternoon.

Spa treatments

The hotel, features a wellness center where guest's may choose from different spa and massage treatments.

Wellness Centre facilities:

  •     outdoor swimming pool
  •     sauna
  •     jacuzzi

Guests have access to the hotel's exclusive gym facilities.

Wine tasting

At the base of The Klein Dassenberg mountains one can find the quaint Mont Rochelle Boutique Wine Cellar which dates back 155 years, the first vines were planted in 1995.

Mont Rochelle Mountain Vineyards is a farm where 17 of the 34 ha is under Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The farm also has small amounts of Petit Verdot, Viognier and Semillon.The vineyards are situated from 255m to 410m above sea level, which allows for a wide range of micro-climates.

Mediterranean-like conditions found in the Western Cape of South Africa means dry summers and high winter rainfalls of 1010mm. The Franschhoek valley also experiences the South Easter wind which also helps bring in the cooler air allowing for a longer ripening period, lending a hand to more physiologically ripe fruit.

Guests are welcome the cellar any day of the week. The friendly staff is happy to introduce visitors to the wines and will answer all questions about the wine making process.

Mont Rochelle Cellar tours:

Wine cellar tours at Mont Rochelle are conducted at certain times during the week.  For a private tour by the winemaker, please contact the hotel directly.

Wine & gourmet tastings:

Enjoy wines from the farm paired by the chef to the daily dishes, each pairing to the guests.

White Wines at Mont Rochelle

  • Reserve Sauvignon Blanc: Made in a classic crisp fresh style, and portrays clean herbaceous and tropical fruit aromas, aged on lees for pallet weight and length.
  • Unwooded Chardonnay: Produced to bring out the true fruit character of the chardonnay grape. Shows pure fruit characters that include cling peach and apricots, lees aged once again for pallet weight.
  • Rosé: Rosé is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and shiraz. Rose is made to enjoy for all occasions, can be enjoyed ice cold on the country kitchen terrace or simply take home and enjoy with family and friends.
  • Barrel-fermented Chardonnay: Intense golden lime colour, sets precedence for clean citrus, and bruised apple and pear aromas, neatly held together by butterscotch and mineral undertones. The palate conjures up thoughts of intensive citrus and stone fruits, whilst also portraying clean acidity and minerality.
  • Miko Chardonnay Sur lie: Produced in honour of the late Mr. Miko Rwayitare. Barrel fermented chardonnay was always a favourite of his. Only the best quality grapes and barrels are used in its production.

Red Wines at Mont Rochelle

  • Merlot: Mont Rochelle makes their merlot to match foods, therefore guests will usually pick a good pallet structure and tannin integration. Usually shows plummy red fruits with deep concentration.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon: A wine for the serious red wine drinker; full-bodied and rich in flavour. This block of cab provides stunning wines year in and year out.
  • Syrah: The Mont Rochelle syrah is the flagship red wine. It is made in a more traditional style hence ‘syrah’. Fine grained tannins backed by succulent red fruits and spice.
  • Artemis: This is the answer to cape blends, comprising of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, and Shiraz. Made to be an easy drinking soft and hearty wine, to be enjoyed with food or friends alike.
  • Miko Cabernet Sauvignon: Intense inky red colour, classic cassis with hints of blackberry. The palate is highly concentrated and elegant, structured tannins contribute to the length and balance of the wine.
Nearby activities & attractions
  • wine tasting & cellar tours
  • private cellar tours with wine maker
  • peninsula tours & activities suggested
  • horse riding
  • laundry & mail service
  • wine sales & shipment
  • golf
  • helicopter flights

  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Nearby golf course
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Wellness centre
  • Wine cellar

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Daily newspaper
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Luggage storage
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Room service
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Valet parking
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up call
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments
Children Policy
    • The hotel welcomes all children of any age. 
    • Children under 12 years stay at an additional cost per child per night. 
    • Children age 12 and above years are treated as adults.
    • The hotel does not have inter-leading family rooms; however the Pinotage Suite (Room 14) features a sleeper couch in a separate lounge and can, therefore, accommodate a family.

Available Rooms

Shiraz Room

# Rooms:

The Hotel has sixteen bedrooms and six suites that offer those personal touches and comfort to ensure that all guests have a wonderful stay.

Shiraz Room:

  • Double or twin rooms
  • Valley and courtyard views
  • Sleeps 2 persons

Shiraz Room Facilities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Underfloor heating
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Complimentary tea and coffee tray
  • Molton Brown bathroom amenities
Single Room R3400
Double Room R4500

Merlot Room

# Rooms:

Merlot Room:

  • Large king or twin rooms
  • Valley views
  • Sleeps 2 persons

Merlot Room Facilities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Underfloor heating
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Complimentary tea and coffee tray
  • Molton Brown bathroom amenities
Single Room R4430
Double Room R5910

Cabernet Room

# Rooms:

Cabernet Room:

  • Large king or twin rooms
  • Valley views & private terraces
  • Sleeps 2 persons
  • Children cannot be accommodated in the Cabernet Rooms

Cabernet Hotel Room Facilities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Underfloor heating
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Complimentary tea and coffee tray
  • Molton Brown bathroom amenities
Single Room R5380
Double Room R7180

Pinotage Suite

# Rooms:

This Suite is able to accommodate children on the sleeper couch in the lounge area with other facilities including under floor heating, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, a television, mini bar and a hot beverage facility.

Pinotage Suite:

  • Junior Suite
  • King or twin bed
  • Valley view from bedroom
  • Room 14 is suitable for a family – sleeps two children on sleeper couch located in lounge

Pinotage Suite Facilities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Underfloor heating
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Complimentary tea and coffee tray
  • Molton Brown bathroom amenities
Single Room R5950
Double Room R7930

Cap Classique

# Rooms:

The Cap Classique Suite features a deluxe king sized bed with separate lounge and dining areas. This room type is the hotel's most luxurious suite and is classically decorated in light fresh cream shades. The Cap Classique Suite is ideal for long stays, where guests wish to enjoy home away from home comforts. The bedroom features a separate dressing room and bathroom as well as a guest toilet.

Cap Classique Suite:

  • Deluxe Suite
  • King or twin bed
  • Large private terraces with plunge pools
  • Sleeps 2 persons
  • No children permitted

Cape Classique Suite Facilities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Underfloor heating
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Complimentary tea and coffee tray
  • Molton Brown bathroom amenities
Single Room R8650
Double Room R11540

Mont Rochelle Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Stay 4 nights or more and your final night is free

When you book to stay at Mont Rochelle for 4 nights or more you’ll get one night free!

Available for stays from 1st May - 31st August 2017

Our rates include accommodation, daily breakfast, a selection of drinks and snacks from the minibar, 1 complimentary wine tasting session per guest, wireless internet and all taxes and local levies.

When you’re at Mont Rochelle you can enjoy…

  • Personalised wine tasting at the wine cellar on the property
  • Picnics in the grounds – we can provide a hamper
  • Dips in the outdoor swimming pool
  • Work outs in the gym
  • Horse riding – you can even combine horse riding with wine tasting, so arriving at the cellar on horseback
  • Spa treatments at the in-house spa

Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • The last night of your stay will be complimentary
  • Offer is subject to availability for stays booked from 13th December 2016 for arrivals between 1st May - 31st August 2017
  • All our normal booking terms and conditions apply
  • Maximum of one free night per booking
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other packages or special offers. Please contact us for further information
  • The offer is applicable to any new bookings only and does not include the Manor House

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excellent kitchen and great setting



This hotel definately gave me a feeling of peace and tranquillity, I really enjoyed my strolll down to the dam, and also enjoyed a fabulous Winelands Picnic.

I can highly reccommend the three hour Wine Tasting tour on horse back.





what an amazing experience





Exceptional hotel with great views







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Latitude: -33.918411

Longitude: 19.108546

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