Mont Rochelle is a stunning 26-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.
The property is 45 minutes’ drive from Cape Town in South Africa and is within 35 minutes’ drive of the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Somerset West wine routes. We can arrange transfers either from the city or from Cape Town International Airport, or if you are coming by car it’s an easy drive to the property.
ROOMS & SUTIES
Mont Rochelle has 26 rooms including six suites all arranged around the main building. Shiraz Rooms with king-size beds feature courtyard or valley views. Merlot Rooms are larger than our Shiraz Rooms and also boast king-size beds with valley views. Cabernet Rooms include a private terrace overlooking the valley. Pinotage Suites with a separate lounge and fantastic views. The argest suites, the Cap Classique Suites, have a separate lounge area, private terrace and private plunge pool.
The area around Franschhoek, which in the Afrikaans language means ‘French corner’, was as the name suggests once a French enclave when over 300 years ago a group of Huguenot settlers arrived fleeing religious persecution. That influence, which nestled right alongside the larger Dutch-speaking community, is what gives the region such a rich and varied history, and unsurprisingly, a taste for fine food and wine.
There are two restaurants at Mont Rochelle including the Country Kitchen which joins up to our wine cellar – it’s an ideal place for a light lunch in the sunshine or a relaxed dinner. Our main restaurant, Miko, is the setting for some fantastic gourmet meals including for those special occasions. Start the evening off with a refreshing cocktail from our bar and find a comfy space on the terrace to watch the sun set.
Charlotte Travel Exclusives
- Upgrade at time of arrival
- Complimentary continental breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay
- Hosted Vineyard Tour, and wine tasting with MOnt Rochelle winemaker, and lunch at Country Kitchen for two guests
- Early check-in/Late check-out, subject to availability