The Winelands

Mont Rochelle


Drink in the Views

Set on its own 100 acre vineyard, Mont Rochelle is the perfect picturesque escape in corner of South Africa. Sit back and relax with its superb culinary experience accompanied by some outstanding wines.

Mont Rochelle is perched on top of a hill overlooking the beautiful village of Franschoek. 22 comfortable rooms are split between three different buildings, with lots of space to unwind and enjoy the views of the valley. There is a choice of two outstanding restaurants, a spa, a gym and a swimming pool for those hot days. That’s not forgetting a vast vineyard and wine cellar of course!

Spend your days meandering around the romantic vineyards, settling down for picnics in the grounds or partaking in wine tastings of the 150-year-old wine cellar. When you are done sipping at Mont Rochelle’s finest you can unwind and drink in the classic Wineland views.


At a glance

  • 22 Luxury rooms and suites

  • Swimming pool

  • Tennis courts

  • Two restaurants

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  • Scenic view of vineyards under blue skies in the Winelands, South Africa.

    Explore Franschhoek

    The vineyard is only a 30 minute stroll into the town of Franschhoek and there is so much to do in this beautiful valley. You can hope on the Franschhoek Wine Tram, go hiking in Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, visit the Franschhoek Motor Museum, see the Huguenot Monument or simply enjoy strolling around the village.

  • Cape Winelands horse riding


    Head out on horseback to explore the winelands. The equestrian centre offers you an opportunity to gallop through the vineyards and then out into the mountains and the valley surrounding the wine farm.

  • The winelands golf


    South Africa is known for the high standard of its many golf courses with courses in Paarl, Stellenbosch and Somerset West. The hotel can arrange tee-off times for you. This is vital during the busy months as the courses can stay to get busy!

Community & Culture

The hotel are members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travellers to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you'll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families.

Mont Rochelle is also currently supporting FRANCO with the aim of improving collaboration between social programmes and organisations within the Franschhoek Valley. The projects that FRANCO have funded include, ex-offender community reintegration, soup kitchens, life skills training in schools, music outreach, school holiday programmes and early childhood development centres. FRANCO are also involved with various sports programmes as well as support groups for the elderly and people with disabilities.


Mont Rochelle is very conscious about ensuring that our supply chains are ethical in regards to the raw materials and labour used. They strive to ensure that as much of our food as possible is locally sourced in South Africa to ensure maximum economic benefit to the people and minimal transport and ‘food miles’. Virgin Limited Edition is proud to have taken steps at all our properties to reduce any negative environmental impact, and Mont Rochelle is no exception. Another example of this is the installation of a filter machine to ensure that plastic bottles used for water were no longer being consumed on the site.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

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  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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