Mont Rochelle Hotel

Mont Rochelle

Mont Rochelle

Mont Rochelle Hotel is the latest addition to the Virgin Limited Edition collection. This stunning 22-bedroom hotel and vineyard is just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town in South Africa.

Mont Rochelle is located in Franschhoek, a traditional vineyard town in the Western Cape Province in South Africa. Known as the French corner of the Cape, Franschhoek is considered to be the food and wine capital of South Africa. The property is 45 minutes’ drive from Cape Town and within 35 minutes’ drive of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Somerset West wine routes.

How Many Rooms Are There?

There are 22 bedrooms at Mont Rochelle including six spacious suites, and the grounds cover 39 hectares (about 100 acres). The property also has two restaurants, a cosy bar, a spa, a gym and an outdoor pool. And not forgetting a 37 hectare vineyard with wine cellar of course!

How Do I Get There?

Access to Mont Rochelle is via Cape Town International Airport which serves destinations throughout South Africa and has direct connections to some of the key European and Middle East hubs, with flight times ranging from 10 to 12 hours. Flights from the US east coast take roughly 22 hours transiting via Johannesburg.

When's The Best Time To Visit?

Any time you like. Don’t forget South Africa’s position in the
southern hemisphere means the warmest months are from November to March, however the average daytime high rarely
drops below 15°C/60°F.

Things To Do

• Personalised wine tasting at the wine cellar on the property
• Horse riding – you can even combine horse riding with wine tasting, so arriving at the cellar on horseback
• Picnics in the grounds – the restaurant can provide a hamper
• Take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool
• Work out in the gym
• Book a spa treatment at the in-house spa
• Mountain biking
• Golf in the region

Dining At Mont Rochelle

There are plenty of options for dining at Mont Rochelle, from picnics in the
great outdoors to relaxed lunches in our wine cellar kitchen to gourmet
dining at our main restaurant. You can also order a refreshing cocktail from
our bar and find a comfy space on the terrace to watch the sun set.

A Bit Of History

Prior to 2009 Mont Rochelle Hotel was jointly owned by Erwin
Schnitzler and majority shareholder Miko Rwayitare. Mr Rwayitare was the
first black owner of a vineyard in South Africa and the premium wine was
named after him.

Visiting South Africa

Many visitors to South Africa choose to combine a trip to the Cape Town
region with a safari experience in the country’s northeast, and of course we
recommend Ulusaba, our private game reserve in the Sabi Sand Reserve.
You can wake up for morning game drive at Ulusaba and be at Mont
Rochelle in time for pre-dinner drinks!

More About Franschhoek

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!

Exclusive Hire

Mont Rochelle can be booked for exclusive use for up to 44 guests sharing
22 rooms and suites – it’s an ideal setting for a wedding, a special birthday
or any type of gathering where you might like the place to yourself!

What Are The Rates?

These are quoted per room, per night and priced in South African
Rand (ZAR). They include accommodation, 14% VAT and a South African
Tourism Bed Levy. Flights and transfers to Mont Rochelle are not included.
Low season: 1st May 2015 – 30th September 2015
High season: 1st September 2014 – 30th April 2015

What’s Included?

Individual and Exclusive Use rates include:
· Your accommodation in one of the rooms or suites at Mont Rochelle
· Daily breakfast
· Local taxes
· Complimentary selection of drinks and snacks from your minibar
· Complimentary wireless internet throughout the property

Bookings|Email: anthony@ambienz.co.za | Mobile:+27 76 629 2638 |Twitter:@ambienz_ 

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