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 Hotel is located 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 offers 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 Gourmet Wine-lands experience with 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 Winelands valley. The Cape Dutch architecture of the hotel with its thatched roofs and big 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

  • Large king or twin beds
  • Valley views

Cabernet Room: Superior Room

  • Large 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 wine and food 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 Wine-lands 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 snack menu is also available at the outdoor swimming pool.

Dining venues:

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

A selection of exceptionally good 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 Wine 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 wine estate and mountain bike trails leave directly from the hotel. The equestrian center offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a wine tasting tour on horseback, and daily horse rides can also be arranged for guests.


  • Fine dining restaurant
  • Bar
  • Wine 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
  • Wine - tasting on horseback
  • Valley Walk.
  • Nearby Wine Estates

Below detailed information about the Mont Rochelle is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Air Conditioning
  • DVD player
  • En-suite / 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 R3180
Double Room R4240

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 R4180
Double Room R5570

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 R5070
Double Room R6760

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 R5610
Double Room R7470

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 R8150
Double Room R10870

Mont Rochelle Specials

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

5 night Winelands and Wildlife from R48,420.00

Get up close and personal with Africa’s Big 5 and taste some of the Cape’s finest varietals whilst indulging in superb cuisine.

Rates start from R48,420.00 for a 5 night stay in 2016 based on two people sharing a Safari Room at Ulusaba and a Shiraz Room at Mont Rochelle. Please contact our Reservations Office for rates for all other room types

Included in the rate:

What’s included at Ulusaba?

  • Your accommodation for 3 nights Ulusaba Private Game Reserve
  • Vehicle transfers from Ulusaba’s private airstrip to your chosen lodge
  • All meals served in a variety of locations
  • All drinks including a top quality wine list and fine champagne
  • Twice daily game drives and a daily safari walk
  • A fully equipped gymnasium


What’s included at Mont Rochelle?


  • Your accommodation for 2 nights in one of our beautiful rooms
  • Daily breakfast
  • Local taxes
  • Complimentary selection of drinks and snacks from your minibar
  • Complimentary wireless internet throughout the hotel
  • Twice daily return transfers to Franschhoek village departing the hotel at 11am and 7pm and returning at 2pm and 10pm
  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • 1 complimentary wine tasting session per guest

Excluded from the rate:

At Ulusaba:

  • All flights including international ones and domestic connections between Cape Town or Johannesburg and Ulusaba’s private airstrip
  • Road and air transfers between other airports and lodges
  • Aroma Boma beauty treatments

At Mont Rochelle:

  • Road transfers between Cape Town or Cape Town International Airport and Mont Rochelle
  • Any additional shuttle service requests outside the allocated times
  • Laundry Service
  • Beauty treatments at Mont Rochelle’s Spa

Terms and Conditions:

  • The package is available for arrivals from 1st May - 30th December 2016
  • The above rates are based on staying in a Safari Room at Ulusaba for 3 nights and a Shiraz Room at Mont Rochelle for 2 nights. Please contact our Reservations Office for rates on all other room types.
  • This offer is subject to availability at both properties. We suggest that you stay at Ulusaba first however the offer can be booked in order of your preference
  • This offer can be combined with Ulusaba’s Kids go Free Offer, although not with any other special offers. Please contact us for further information
  • All our normal booking terms and conditions apply

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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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