Monte Rochelle, Franschhoek, South Africa

Lying just 45 minutes from the centre of Cape Town, this beautiful valley allows easy access into the city whilst offering a distinctly more sedate environment to take in the open spaces of this inspiring locality.

Situated on a hilltop, overlooking the quaint town of Franschhoek and affording spectacular views of the entire valley and surrounding mountains, Mont Rochelle Hotel and Vineyards is one of the valley’s most notable estates, with a history dating back to the late 17th century. The stunning 22 bedroom hotel has recently reopened after an intensive period of refurbishment and offers a range of accommodation including six suites. The finest are the Cap Classique Suites with separate lounge area, private terrace, private plunge pool and of course, stunning views across the valley

A stay at Mont Rochelle promises a true slice of the classic Cape Winelands lifestyle. Days can be spent exploring the estate, indulging in private wine tastings, taking a picnic in the vineyards or perhaps just relaxing by the side of the heated outdoor pool. For the more energetic, one might test the equipment of the hotel’s gym before surrendering to an indulgent massage at the spa.

The main restaurant, Miko, is the gastronomic heart of the hotel, and will be the stage for evenings of superlative cuisine, perhaps after relaxing with drinks on the terrace to watch the sun set across this magnificent valley.


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