Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard

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Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard, (Sir Richard Branson’s South African Hotel and Vineyard), is a stunning 22-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.

Escape to this picturesque corner of South Africa at the foot of the Klein Dassenberg Mountain Range for relaxation and a superb culinary experience accompanied by some outstanding wines.

Mont Rochelle has 22 rooms including six suites all arranged around the main building. There are four Shiraz Rooms with king-size beds and all feature courtyard or valley views. Our six Merlot Rooms are larger than our Shiraz Rooms and also boast king-size beds with valley views. The six Cabernet Rooms include a private terrace overlooking the valley. There are also four even more spacious Pinotage Suites which each feature a separate lounge and fantastic views. Finally, guests staying in our two largest rooms, our Cap Classique Suites, will enjoy a separate lounge area, a private terrace and their own plunge pool. All rooms can be made up with twin beds on request.

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 picnicking 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 cellar of course!


At Mont Rochelle, we cultivate and nurture various grape varieties including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon amongst a few others that are used for blending purposes to add complexity.

The vineyards are situated between 250m and 400m above sea level exposing the grapes to a range of micro climates. Mediterranean-like conditions found in the Western Cape means dry summers and high winter rainfalls of 1000mm. The Franschhoek Valley also experiences the south-easter which helps bring in cooler air allowing for a longer ripening period.

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MIKO is our flagship restaurant, boasting 180-degree views of the Franschhoek valley and surrounding vineyards and mountains. The cuisine is best described as a taster to South African favourites; each seasonal dish tells a story, using the freshest most local ingredients, and pairs beautifully with our award-winning wine list. With its covered terrace, guests also have the option of dining alfresco all year round.

Country Kitchen

The Country Kitchen is Mont Rochelle’s informal restaurant located just a short walk or a quick drive from the main hotel building and adjacent to our wine cellar. Savour the beautiful surroundings of the Mont Rochelle estate as you sample the hearty and fresh dishes and gourmet picnics The Country Kitchen has on offer which are all made with locally sourced ingredients.

Weddings & Celebrations

We’re no stranger to hosting weddings at Mont Rochelle. Our picturesque location at the foot of the Klein Dassenberg Mountain Range is the perfect setting for your special day. We have a range of locations for both ceremonies and your reception. Perhaps a private picnic for two with a bottle of Cap Classique to celebrate, or a more formal affair in Miko, our main restaurant, or both! Our priority is you, your partner and guests, ensuring your big day is exactly as you dreamed it would be and more.

We’re more than happy to help create a tailored wedding experience that’s personal to you. We can arrange everything from intimate ceremonies just for the two of you to larger celebrations for up to 80 guests.

We have 22 rooms and suites accommodating up to 44 guests in the hotel, and 4 suites accommodating up to 8 guests in the Manor House. We can host much bigger celebrations working with nearby hotels and guest houses in Franschhoek to accommodate the rest of your party.

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Immerse yourself at the Spa at Mont Rochelle. Mont Rochelle has two dedicated spa treatment rooms as well as a Hammam.

Our luxury spa treatments and wellness experiences are tailored to you and your body and will nourish and rejuvenate you in every way – perfect for an relaxing getaway in the Cape Winelands or an indulgent spa day in Franschhoek.

Open daily from 08:00am to 08:00pm to both guests and day visitors.

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