The Mont Rochelle Hotel

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The Mont Rochelle Hotel is in the picturesque Franschhoek valley of the Cape. They offer luxury accommodation in a tranquil mountain and vineyard setting.

Mont Rochelle Franschhoek five-star hotel is a spectacular destination for guests who peaceful leisure in a natural surrounding. It is here where gourmet dining paired with the most beautiful wines of the valley can be experienced at its best.

The room and suite accommodation offer comfort and luxury with 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 range of excellent 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 significant 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 Mont Rochelle 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 various requirements of discerning guests.

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

Gourmet Picnic baskets can be pre-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 Cigar Bar serves salads, light snacks, and sandwiches throughout the day. This lunch menu is also available at the outdoor swimming pool.

A health and beauty spa, swimming pool, and gym are also available to guests. Private wine tasting and Cellar Tours with the WineMaker 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 Mont Rochelle hotel. The equestrian centre offers guests the opportunity to experience a tour on horseback, and daily horse rides can also be arranged for guests.


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

Facilities Available at The Mont Rochelle Hotel

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

More Information on The Mont Rochelle Hotel

FAQs about The Mont Rochelle Hotel
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at The Mont Rochelle Hotel are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

How much does a room at The Mont Rochelle Hotel cost?
The average rate for a night's stay at The Mont Rochelle Hotel is R3,150.00 to R11,840.00.
Where is The Mont Rochelle Hotel located?
The address of The Mont Rochelle Hotel is: Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek, Franschhoek, 7690.

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

Extended Free Night offer at The Mont Rochelle Hotel

Stay at Mont Rochelle, the stunning 26-bedroom hotel and vineyard for three nights or more in any one of the stunning rooms or suites, and your final night will be FREE!

Nights are now cumulative, so stay for longer!

Offer is available for new bookings from 2nd January - 20th December 2020 for a minimum of three nights or more and your final night will be complimentary.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation in one of our luxury rooms or suites
  • Daily breakfast, guests can choose either a continental or cooked breakfast offering
  • A selection of drinks and snacks from the minibar (refreshed daily)
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • All taxes and local levies

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • This offer is valid for new bookings made from now for arrivals between 2nd January - 20th December 2020.
  • A minimum stay of three consecutive nights is applicable with further free nights being cumulative.
  • This offer is applicable to all room categories at the hotel as well as Manor House Exclusive use.
  • Blackout dates may apply.
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or packages.
  • Subject to Availability.

Winelands and Wildlife

Winelands and Wildlife

The ultimate African experience with Virgin Limited Edition

Combine a wildlife stay at either Ulusaba or Mahali Mzuri with a stay at Mont Rochelle in the winelands and receive a complimentary 30 minute massage in the wilderness and a half board upgrade at Mont Rochelle.


Ulusaba is Sir Richard Branson's private safari game reserve located in the Sabi Sand reserve in South Africa.

Rates start from R63,600 per room in 2019 and R72,000.00 per room in 2020 (based on a three night minimum stay). Your stay includes accommodation, food and drink, twice daily game drives and so much more.


This offer is available between 10th January – 30th June 2019 and 1st November – 21st December 2019.


Located in the heart of the winelands in South Africa, Mont Rochelle is the perfect place to escape after a fun filled adventure at either Mahali Mzuri or Ulusaba.

Rates are from R 10,000 per room (based on a minimum two night stay). Your stay includes accommodation, a complimentary wine tasting session and a selection of drinks and snacks from your minibar.

Receive a complimentary upgrade to half board when combining a stay at either Ulusaba or Mahali Mzuri.


If you fancy going further afield for your wildlife adventure look no further than Mahali Mzuri, Sir Richard Branson's Kenyan safari camp located in the world famous Maasai Mara ecosystem and right in the path of the Great Migration!

Rates start from USD $5,400 per room in 2019 and USD $5,670 per room in 2020  (based on a minimum three night stay). Your stay includes accommodation, food and drink as well as twice daily game drives and a 30 minute complimentary massage per person when combining with Ulusaba or Mont Rochelle.

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

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 January - 21st December 2019 and  1st January - 21st December 2020 .
  • The above rates are based on staying in Safari room at Ulusaba for three nights, a Shiraz Room at Mont Rochelle for two nights during low season or a tented suite at Mahali Mzuri.
  • Please contact our reservations office for other room rates and inclusions.
  • This offer is subject to availability at all properties. We suggest that you stay at Ulusaba or Mahali Mzuri first however the offer can be booked in order of your preference.
  • Half board at Mont Rochelle includes a choice of a 3-course lunch, picnic basket or 3-course dinner daily in any of Mont Rochelle’s restaurants.
  • This offer can be combined with all Kids Go Free offers, and the Ulusaba 4 for 3 night offer for stays between 10th January – 30th June 2019 and 1st November – 21st December 2019.
  • Please contact us for further information.
  • All our normal booking terms and conditions apply.

Cape Winelands Romance Getaway

A romantic getaway

What could be more romantic than an escape to a corner of Franschhoek with the best views of the valley and a great red wine to match! Mont Rochelle’s unique setting at the foot of the Klein Dassenberg mountain range is the perfect location to relax on honeymoon or enjoy as a romantic retreat for a couple seeking intimacy and privacy.

We have come up with some surprises to make it extra special for you and your partner:

Wine Tasting: Enjoy tasting three of Mont Rochelle’s varietals before embarking on a scrumptious lovers picnic prepared for two

Lovers Picnic: collect your Miko basket from the Country Kitchen and choose from a selection of spectacular and secluded locations on Mont Rochelle’s 39 hectares of land to indulge in local cheeses with homemade chutney and preserves, a selection of pates, cold meats and crudités.

Relaxing at Mont Rochelle’s Spa
Mont Rochelle has two dedicated spa treatment rooms as well as a Hammam. We use the eco-friendly Africology ‘Authentic’ range of products which are made from 100% essential oils and natural plant extracts.

Our Romance package includes The Cape Malay Spice Journey; a choice of spices from our apothecary are blended and combined with essential oils to stimulate your body’s healing ability. Part of this experience takes place in the Hammam – whilst the spices work their magic, you and your partner can relax and reconnect in seclusion

Rates from ZAR 18,705.00 per couple for three nights (Shiraz Room 1st May – 31st August 2019 / 2020)

Included in the rate:

  • 3 Nights accommodation for 2
  • Daily breakfast
  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival (Subject to availability)
  • A bottle of Cap Classique bubbly and a honeymoon plate in the room on arrival
  • The Cape Malay Spice Journey Spa treatment for 2 (75 Min)
  • A romantic picnic, The Miko picnic basket for two or lunch at the Country Kitchen if the weather does not permit picnics
  • A wine tasting for two at The Country Kitchen on a day of your choosing
  • A romantic turndown
  • Local taxes
  • A complimentary selection of drinks and snacks from your mini bar
  • Complimentary WIFI throughout the property
  • A gift on departure

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subject to availability
  • Minimum 3 night stay
  • Valid for Couples
  • Valid for stays between 22 December 2018 - 30 April 2019 / 01 May - 31 August 2019 / 01 September - 21 December 2019 AND 22 December 2019 - 30 April 2020 / 1 September - 31 December  2020 / 1 May – 31 August 2020
  • Extra nights available at an additional cost (subject to availability)

Franschhoek Foodie offer

Experience the ultimate foodie getaway at Mont Rochelle

Stay in the heart of the gastronomic capital of South Africa and enjoy a spectacular culinary
adventure, including a 5-course tasting menu with wine pairing at our flagship restaurant MIKO and either a two course lunch or a freshly prepared picnic basket from Country Kitchen so you can explore our sprawling 100 acre estate. A stay in the winelands would not be complete without tasting a few of our award-winning wines during your two-night stay.

What's included:

  • Two nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Wine tasting
  • A five-course wine pairing dinner at MIKO
  • A two-course lunch at Country Kitchen, or a picnic basket
  • Selection of drinks and snacks from your minibar (replenished daily)

The rates are based on double occupancy for a two night stay (extra nights available on a B&B basis)

2019 Rates

High Season: 1st September - 22nd December 2019: Rates from R 16,110.00 in a Shiraz Room

2020 Rates

High Season: 3rd January - 30th Apr 2020: Rates from R16,110.00 in a Shiraz Room
Low Season: 1st May - 31st August 2020: Rate from R11,070 in a Shiraz Room
High Season: 1st Sept - 21st Dec 2020: Rate from R16,830 in a Shiraz Room

Included in the rate:

  • Two nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Wine tasting
  • A five-course wine pairing dinner at MIKO
  • A two-course lunch at Country Kitchen, or a picnic basket
  • Selection of drinks and snacks from your minibar (replenished daily)

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • This offer is available for stays between 1st September - 22nd December 2019; 3rd January - 30th Apr 2020; 1st May - 31st August 2020 and 1st Sept - 21st Dec 2020.
  • Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with other promotions.
  • Benefits not redeemed during the stay are not exchangeable for other services.
  • All our usual booking terms and conditions apply.
  • Rates are subject to availability.