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Why we like it
- Located close to the traditional vineyard town of Franschhoek
- Stunning views over the Dassenberg Mountain Range
- Elegantly furnished
- Activities available include country walks, mountain biking, and horse riding
- Facilities include a gym, spa, outdoor heated swimming pool, vineyard and cellar
- Two superb restaurants, a colonial bar and in room dining offer delectable cuisine
- A small and luxurious hotel on a working vineyard, perfect for couples wanting to explore the winelands in a tranquil setting
Enjoy a freshly prepared picnic basket in Mont Rochelle's vineyard.
The whole trip worked wonderfully smoothly and we felt it was simply the best holiday we have ever been on- which is high praise as we have travelled broadly all over the world.
- TA, Somerset
Mont Rochelle, Sir Richard Branson's Hotel & Vineyard is owned by and part of Virgin Limited Edition. Mont Rochelle is a true gem in Franschhoek. Recently undergone an extensive refurbishment project, the property encapsulates a fusion of contemporary design, and every room is named after a local wine. There are 22 rooms and suites all offering stunning views over the Dassenberg Mountains. The team are exceptional and friendly, ready to tend to every need ensuring that a stay here is a pleasurable one. There are plenty of cosy areas to relax inside when it is cooler in the winter months and beautiful gardens to sit and enjoy too. The signature fine dining restaurant is known as Mico while The Country Kitchen offers a more informal vineyard restaurant.
Best time to be there
October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.
11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +2 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving or in transit for more than 12 hours from an endemic area.
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