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Mont Rochelle is open year-round for visitors, and our 26 rooms and suites can be booked for any length of stay. You could even hire Mont Rochelle exclusively if you're planning a party, a wedding or just a special occasion.
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There are four Shiraz Rooms with king-size beds and all feature courtyard or valley views.
Our six Merlot Rooms are larger than our Shiraz Rooms and also boast king-size beds with valley views.
The six Cabernet Rooms are located in the Vineyard Wing and all include a private terrace overlooking the valley.
There are four spacious Pinotage Suites located in both the Manor House and Garden House, each of which features a separate lounge and fantastic views.
Guests staying in our two largest rooms, our Cap Classique Suites, will enjoy a separate lounge area, a private terrace and their own plunge pool. Both suites are in the Vineyard Wing.
The Manor House is a luxury villa located a short walk from the main hotel and just a stone's throw away from the Country Kitchen. The perfect option for a family group or guests looking for a more private retreat, the Manor House features four beautifully appointed suites, kitchen, lounge, two swimming pools and gym. The Manor House is available for exclusive hire all year round and can accommodate up to eight guests sharing, plus bunkroom for up to six children.
Rates for arrivals in 2017
These rates are quoted per room, per night and are priced in South African Rand. They include accommodation as detailed, 14% VAT and a South African Tourism Bed Levy. Flights and transfers for Mont Rochelle are not included.
High season: 22nd December 2016 - 30th April 2017; 1st September - 21st December 2017
Low season: 1st May - 31st August 2017
The Manor House is a four bedroom villa available for exclusive use for families and small groups. Please see rates detailed in the 'Rates for Exclusive Use in 2017' section.
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
• Complimentary transfer service between Mont Rochelle and Franschhoek at set times
• 1 complimentary wine tasting session per guest
For guests staying in their own room the single occupancy rate is our standard double occupancy rate minus 25%.
Rates for children:
When sharing a room with their parents, children aged 6-15 are charged at ZAR 950 per night including breakfast and soft drinks. Children aged 5 and under stay for free. Supplements may apply for children when sharing a room with their parents. Guests aged 16 years or older are considered adults but may be accommodated in some suites for ZAR 1,500 per night.
Available on request
• Road transfers to and from Mont Rochelle from Cape Town or the airport
• Additional local transfers
• Laundry service
• Spa treatment in our in-house spa
• Activities and excursions
• Gift shop purchases
Mont Rochelle reserves the right to change rates at any time and supplements and minimum stays may apply during peak periods
Rates for exclusive use in 2017
The rates listed below are per night based on double occupancy for the number of rooms as detailed and are priced in South African Rand. They include 14% VAT and a South African Tourism Bed Levy. A two-night minimum stay applies for all rates below. Flights and transfers to Mont Rochlle are not included.
Exclusive Use Rates
4 suites (8 guests)
22 rooms and suites (44 guests)
26 rooms and suites (52 guests)
What’s included with all exclusive use rates?
• Your accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• Lunch or dinner each day on property including drinks in one of our restaurants
• Complimentary wine tasting session
• Private use of all the facilities, including a heated outdoor pool and gym
• Complimentary selection of drinks and snacks from your minibar (every room; replenished daily)
• Complimentary wireless internet throughout the property
• All local taxes
Available on request:
for an additional charge
• Additional meals (all rates include breakfast and lunch or dinner with drinks)
• Premium wine tasting & cellar tours at Mont Rochelle's vineyard
• Special events
• Beauty treatments including a traditional Hammam experience in the Mont Rochelle Spa
• All activities and excursions
• Gift shop purchases
• On demand shuttle into Franschhoek (under 5 minutes)
• Laundry facilities
Rates for children at the Manor House:
When staying at the Manor House with their parents, children aged 6-15 are charged at ZAR 1,235 per night including breakfast and soft drinks. Children aged 5 and under stay for free. Guests aged 16 years or older are considered adults but may be accommodated in some suites for ZAR 1,785 per night. Two children under 16 years can share a suite with parents. Guests aged 16 years or older are considered adults and therefore only 1 additional adult will be allowed in the suite. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate extra children sharing with their parents in Manor House suites.
Mont Rochelle reserves the right to change rates at any time and supplements and minimum stays may apply during peak periods.
To make a booking, please call 0800 056 343 (South Africa toll free) or +37 (0) 11 325 4405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
Getting to know Franschhoek
Franschhoek is a traditional vineyard town in the Western Cape Province considered to be the food and wine capital of South Africa. 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.
Where is Mont Rochelle?
The property is located on Dassenberg Road in Franschhoek, South Africa. We are an approximate 45 minute drive from Cape Town International Airport and within a 35 minute drive of the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Somerset West wine routes.
How do I get there?
We can arrange transfers from the airport. Cape Town International Airport 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.
Will I need to hire a car?
We can arrange transfers from the airport or from Cape Town itself, so hiring a car isn’t strictly necessary, but if you plan on exploring the region then we do recommend it.
Do I need a visa?
Travellers from the US and the EU do not require a visa to enter South Africa, but you must have at least two blank pages in your passport on arrival. Your passport should also be valid 6 months beyond your intended return date. Special requirements are necessary for families travelling with children so please check with your nearest South African Embassy or Consulate.
Immigration requirements for children:
If you’re visiting one of our South Africa properties, new immigration rules to South Africa came into effect from 1 June 2015. This affects everyone who has children 18 years and under when travelling to or from South Africa (with or without their parents or guardians).
Further information can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website or the UK Foreign and Commonwealth website.
Can I bring my children?
Children are very welcome to stay at Mont Rochelle year-round and we have the Pinotage and Cap Classique suites which are able to accommodate children on single beds. We have children’s games plus a TV, DVD player and games console for extra entertainment. We would be delighted to organise activities tailored to the needs of our younger visitors. Babysitting can be arranged and a charge will apply but please advise at the time of booking if this may be required. Special food and beverages or simple snacks and light meals can be prepared according to your child’s tastes. When sharing a room with their parents, children aged 6-15 are charged at ZAR 950 per night including breakfast and soft drinks. Children aged 5 and under stay for free. Guests aged 16 years or old are considered adults but may be accommodated in some suites for ZAR 1,500 per night.
Can I get married at Mont Rochelle?
Most definitely! We’re no stranger to hosting weddings and what a beautiful setting for tying the knot. We’re more than happy to create a tailored wedding experience that’s personal to you. You can also get married at our sister property in South Africa, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve and visit us afterwards, or vice versa. If you’ve married elsewhere we’d be delighted to welcome you for your honeymoon.
Can I hire Mont Rochelle exclusively?
We have quite a few requests throughout the year to hire all of Mont Rochelle’s 22 rooms and suites for weddings but also for milestone birthdays and celebrations. The four suites in The Manor House can also be hired exclusively as part of your stay. If you’d like the whole place to yourself just ask and we’ll get started planning ideas that will be sure to impress all your guests.
How about cash? What is the currency?
We accept most major credit cards, including American Express, Visa, MasterCard as well as cash payments in South African Rand, US Dollars, Euros and British Pounds. Change will be given in Rand at the prevailing exchange rate. There are cash machines at the airport and in Franschhoek, plus most business and restaurants normally accept most major cards. You generally won’t need cash at Mont Rochelle as any meals, beauty treatments and extras not included in your rate can be charged to your room. Tipping is entirely up to you. If you have any questions about tipping, you can discuss this with the hotel manager.
When is the best time to visit? What will the temperature be?
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. Many visitors to South Africa choose to combine a trip to the Cape Region with a safari experience in the country’s northeast. You will find that the weather in Ulusaba is often complimentary to the weather in Cape Town, meaning that you will get the best of both worlds! 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!
What should I pack?
The atmosphere at Mont Rochelle is casual and informal, but that shouldn’t stop you dressing up for dinner in our main restaurant, Miko. The ambiance at the restaurant next to our wine cellar, the Country Kitchen, is relaxed both for lunch and for dinner. Jackets and ties are never necessary in both restaurants but again it’s totally up to you! When you’re not dining you might well be soaking up the sun around the pool, so we’ve provided some sunscreen however you may wish to bring your own. If you plan on getting active in the gym then don’t forget to bring a pair of sneakers/trainers which could also be handy if you plan on venturing further afield.
What’s in my room?
All rooms come with Africology branded bathroom amenities, tea and coffee facilities, a Nespresso machine, postcards with stamps, a safety deposit box, hairdryer, a well-stocked inclusive minibar, blue tooth Bose speaker sound system, flat screen TV with selected channels and international adaptor. The minibar in the Manor House bunk room is stocked with age appropriate snacks and drinks!
Is there air conditioning?
Yes, every room has a dual air conditioning/heating system that you can adjust to your own comfort level.
Can I visit the vineyard?
It would be a shame if you didn’t! We organise tours of the winery plus tasting sessions for individuals and for groups and for most guests this is a real highlight.
What are the dining options at Mont Rochelle?
All our rates include breakfast which is served in our main restaurant, Miko. Miko is one of two restaurants at Mont Rochelle and is the setting for some fantastic gourmet meals including for those special occasions. Start the evening off with a refreshing cocktail from our bar and find a comfy space on the terrace to watch the sunset. The Country Kitchen joins up to our wine cellar-it’s an ideal place for a light lunch in the sunshine or a relaxed dinner. Our restaurant, Miko, serves lunch until 3pm and dinner in the evening (closed Sunday evenings). The Country Kitchen serves dinner Friday to Sunday only. During the week The Country Kitchen is open from 10am until 6pm serving lunch and light bites.
Do you cater for special diets?
Our menus are one of the highlights of your stay, but we understand that some people have special requirements and personal favourites too. Let us know in advance, and we’ll do our best to make sure we have exactly what you need.
What if I want to have lunch or dinner in Franschhoek?
There is a wide range of restaurants in the area so please ask a member of our team for a recommendation. We can reserve a table for you and organise taxis if you don’t have a car and would like to sample some more of the region’s wines.
Arrival and departure details
Your room will be available any time after 2pm but if you arrive earlier you are welcome to start using the hotel’s facilities or just book a table for lunch. Check out is officially 11am however we can be flexible – just ask us the night before you leave.
We have first aid equipment at Mont Rochelle along with staff trained in administering first aid. There is a pharmacy in Franschhoek for basic medical supplies as well as a general practitioner clinic. In an emergency, ambulances will take patients to better equipped hospitals in Paarl and Stellenbosch which is under a 30-35 minute drive away.