About Mont Rochelle

Set in Franschhoek, one of South Africa’s most beautiful regions, Mont Rochelle is Sir Richard Branson’s 39-hectare premier Cape Winelands accommodation and destination.

Home to a flourishing vineyard, guests staying at Mont Rochelle can delight in sampling the superb varietals straight from the estate.

With incredible views of the Dassenberg Mountains, Mont Rochelle offers its guests luxury accommodation, thrilling activities on the estate and in the surrounds, incredible culinary experiences and, of course, outstanding wines.

As well as the luxury suites on offer at this premier Franschhoek accommodation, Mont Rochelle comes complete with a four-bedroom villa. Here, the Manor House is perfect for large groups, particularly those with children, as it’ll become a lavish, private escape in the heart of the Cape Winelands.

Why We Love Mont Rochelle

  • Mont Rochelle’s guests are offered exclusive use of the estate’s mountain bikes which can be used to cycle through the picturesque streets and valleys of Franschhoek.
  • Perfect for families, a number of Mont Rochelle’s suites can easily accommodate children. To keep the little ones entertained, a number of activities or babysitting can be arranged.
  • Due to its prime location, just a few minutes away from the Franschhoek high street, guests can enjoy walking into town and exploring the village on foot.

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Activities at Mont Rochelle

  Wine tasting

  Spa treatments

  Miko Restaurant

  Picnics on the estate

Highlights from Mont Rochelle

  Tasting delicious wine in the historic, 150-year-old wine cellar.

 Arriving for said tasting… on horseback…

  Relaxing at the pool with a cold glass of Chenin Blanc in hand.

Drinks on the balcony from the Manor House of Mont Rochelle
Exterior of Cap Classique Suite Mont Rochelle
Breakfast on the terrace of Miko Restaurant at Mont Rochelle
Pink couch in the bedroom of the Pinotage Room at Mont Rochelle
View of the mountain and vineyard at Mont Rochelle

Enjoy your stay at Mont Rochelle

Only minutes away from the Franschhoek high street, guests staying at Mont Rochelle have plenty of excursions close at hand. Along with a spa, a gym, two restaurants, a bar and a beautiful heated outdoor pool, activities at Mont Rochelle are abundant.

Snack platter spread at Miko Restaurant at Mont Rochelle

Miko Restaurant

As well as deliciously prepared food paired with fabulous local vintages, Mont Rochelle’s main restaurant, Miko, dazzles its guests with incredible scenic views of the expansive Franschhoek Valley.
Wine tasting at The Country Kitchen restaurant at Mont Rochelle

Wine Tasting

Guests can enjoy delicious wine tasting experiences in a number of locations, either at Miko Restaurant, in the bar, at the Country Kitchen, or, for a truly exceptional experience, in the 150-year-old wine cellar.
Exterior of the Manor House at Mont Rochelle


Complete with well-stocked picnic baskets prepared by the kitchen and bottles of Mont Rochelle wine, a firm favourite activity of Mont Rochelle guests is a lovely, private picnic on the beautiful estate.

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Pool area with loungers at Le Quartier Français

Le Quartier Français

Along with beautiful suites and plenty of activities, Le Quartier Français is also home to La Petite Colombe, the sister restaurant of world-renowned restaurant, La Colombe.
Couple swimming in the pool at La Galerie of La Clé des Montagnes

La Clé des Montagnes

Perfect for small groups seeking an intimate stay in the Cape Winelands, La Clé des Montagnes boasts four stylish villas, each individually conceptualised and immaculately decorated.
View of the mountain and vineyards from the Owners Lodge at Delaire Graff Estate

Delaire Graff Estate

Award winning wines, scrumptious cuisine, opulent accommodation and sweeping views of both the Stellenbosch Valley and the Simonsberg Mountain Range, Delaire Graff Estate has it all.

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