Mont Rochelle

Hotel

The exceedingly comfortable and elegant Hotel Mont Rochelle lies atop a slight elevation, amidst the vineyards on the outskirts of the picturesque town Franschoek.

 

Having been designed in the classic African style with a thatched roof and radiating colonial elegance, the inspiring building integrates harmonically into the enticing landscape.

 

The Mont Rochelles features a magnificent view of the Franschoek Valley. Consequently, not only the bar and the restaurant but first and foremost the beautifully read more » set terrace is a popular meeting point for the distinguished guests to indulge in the sophisticated ambience and easy conversation.

 

An excellent restaurant pampers the palate and having feasted on the delectable delicacies, the stately hotel gardens are perfect for a little after dinner stroll. Especially on hot summer days, the welcoming pool invites you to take a refreshing dip to escape the heat.

 

The pool is the perfect backdrop to while away the hours with a good book or simply to kick back and relax, happily day dreaming, winding down from the stress and tension many of us accumulate back at home.

 

Wine connoisseurs will be interested in sampling some of South Africa’s finest wines. Almost every winery in the vicinity throws open its cellars and offers wine tasting – a good opportunity to gain a detailed overview of the regional produce and to learn about vineyard secrets.

 

The Mont Rochelle’s restaurant enjoys an excellent reputation for the cuisine’s aspiring creations. Just like the delicacies which are being served, the ambience, too, is inspiring. The view of the valley seasons every dining experience and the open fireplace with its crackling fire lends atmospheric depth on cold winter nights.

 

The exceptionally attentive service and light piano music underpin the special flair. Last but not least, the restaurant prides itself with the most notable title the Condé Nast Traveler awarded it: According to the established magazine, the Mont Rochelle restaurant ranks among the world’s top 50 restaurants.

 

Of course, every meal is accompanied by select wines produced in the area. Please note: the airport closest to the Mont Rochelle Hotel in Franschoek is Cape Town situated at approximately 80 kilometres distance.

 

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Living

The Mont Rochelle’s rooms have been painstakingly furnished with great attention to details. The commitment to the region’s wine producing traditions become apparent in the room category’s names. read more » Carrying such names as Merlot or Cabernet, the 25 rooms have been designed in the past century’s villa style.

 

The Merlot Rooms are spaciously cut, featuring fantastic 40 square metres each. Offering fine comforts, the rooms include a luxurious bathroom with a separate shower, a telephone, air-conditioning and a private balcony.

 

The interior design being equally elegant, the Cabernet category additionally features a mini bar as well as a small garden with a private terrace.

 

Furthermore, the Cabernet Rooms offer even more space to spread out. The living space is amazing 60 square metres large. An under floor heating system and a safe are two more extra facilities.

 

The junior Pinotage Suite, the Reserve Suite and the most extravagant: the two Presidential Cap Classique Suites offer superior lodging and first-class luxury in multiple rooms. The Reserve even features a private Jacuzzi in a walled garden, the Classique Suites sport large Jacuzzis in the elegant bathrooms.

 

Wind down at the Mont Rochelle and indulge in the peace and quite the hotel and each of the unique rooms offer.

 

You may want to join the wine connoisseurs at the bar or else, if you prefer a little solitude, reward yourself with a drink on your private balcony or your terrace with a view of the gardens and the vineyards.

 

Even at night, the balcony or terraces are simply the perfect place to relax. The view of the southern hemisphere’s night’s sky is simply stunning.

 

On a warm summer night, cuddle up with your loved one, sample one of the region’s excellent wines or maybe a cognac and star gaze before letting yourself fall into the tender embrace of the soft cushions on your large bed.

 

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Activities

It is a pleasure for the Mont Rochelle team to help you plan your activities no matter whether you stay in the area or intent to expand your range.

 

Those who want to combine a pristine nature experience read more » with a tranquil but inspiring activity may want to try fly fishing.

 

Pack a rod and spend an easy day on the idyllic Dewdale Farm set in an overwhelmingly beautiful landscape.

 

Another popular option is to simply go for an extended walk exploring the gorgeous surroundings. Stroll alongside picturesque vineyards, climb the hills and mountains, cross the valleys and discover an endearing side of South Africa.

 

The Mont Rochelle Hotel also offers excursion on horseback or by carriage. Kept at a neighbouring farm, the horses can be rented by the hour.

 

The best style to let steed and rider rest is to stop at any the many wineries along the road and taste your way through the area’s richly flavoured produce. At the end of the day, rest assured, your horse knows the way home.

 

Those interested in classic sightseeing, history and culture should stop by the Huguenot Monument or one of the museums.

 

Furthermore, the small country town Franschoek features a number of art and antique shops and galleries. It is well worth a visit.

 

On your request, every kind of excursions to any destination of your choice can be organised, a tour of the Winelands being the most frequently requested. Transfers or a rental car can be organised for you.

 

Having spent a long day out exploring, the Rochelle’s spa is the perfect address to wind down, for example, with a revitalising massage carried out by professional hands.

 

Last but not least, a number of golf courses can easily be reached in little time. Well, there are a lot of options – the rest is down to you!

 

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