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From personalised wine tasting to a picnic amongst the vineyards, wine enthusiasts will be in heaven at Mont Rochelle! If you're looking to get a bit more active we recommend a dip in the outdoor heated swimming pool. You could also work up an appetite in the gym or just sit back, relax and indulge yourself in our in-house spa.
Swimming Pool and Hammam
Take a dip and relax in the main outdoor heated swimming pool at Mont Rochelle - there are some fantastic views of the Franschhoek Mountains. Bar service is available around the pool and fresh pool towels are available. Resident guests are welcome to make use of Hammam at their leisure as long as it’s not in use for a scheduled treatment.
What could be more relaxing than a spa treatment during your stay? Mont Rochelle has two dedicated spa treatment rooms as well as a Hammam. We use the eco-friendly Africology ‘Authentic’ range of products which are made from 100% essential oils and natural plant extracts.
SPA TREATMENTS AT MONT ROCHELLE
Welcome to the Mont Rochelle spa! We have worked with Africology to create a unique experience with signature treatments which are exclusive to us. If you'd like to book a treatment or for a full list of the treatments we offer please call +27 (0)21 876 2770. Please be aware the menu below is our high season menu running from October-April.
Cape Malay Spice Journey †
Select from our spice apothecary your own blend of spices and herbs combined with essential oils to stimulate your body’s healing ability. Part of this experience takes place in the Hammam where you can relax and let the spices works their magic. A unique experience!
60 mins single 1,100 ZAR
60 mins double 2,200 ZAR
Hammam Purification Ritual†
Full body exfoliation, body wash with sponges, cardamom oil pressure point massage including scalp massage. A complimentary light healthy snack of a farm garden salad and fresh juice blended with Africology Rooibos tea will follow this treatment
60 mins single 1,200 ZAR
60 mins double 2,400 ZAR
Grape Stem Cell facial Signature facial
Time to liven up, to glow and feel fresh and young! A divine facial that awakens dormant cells to behave like younger healthy cells. We capture the energetic plant essences of the Cape to stimulate new cell growth. By doing this we slow down chronological ageing of skin. Grape stem cells have the ability to also protect skin stem cells against UV damage. A beneficial repairing and preventative facial
75 mins 1,300 ZAR
A reflexology inspired pedicure - powerfully works on stimulating reflex points in the feet whilst red grapes are pressed by the feet. A beautiful way to allow natural antioxidant to penetrate the skin and to rejuvenate and build capillary strength.
Transformed into a powerful mask, your feet and legs continue to benefit from the antioxidant, whilst your therapist massages your back and neck to align energy flow, prior to treating your feet to a luxurious pedicure.
80 mins 800 ZAR
Couple’s massage that begins with a ceremonial lighting of a candle that symbolises the pledge of unity and love followed by a full body massage
60 mins 2,200 ZAR per couple
90 mins 3,200 ZAR per couple
Soul of Africa
This is a ceremonial process using Africology detox mud on the back followed by a massage using Africa’s Miracle oil ‘Marula’ to soften signs of ageing. A restorative massage that deeply relaxes.
90 mins 1,700 ZAR
The Bespoke Massage
Choose your desired time and after a consultation with your therapist decide which shea aromatheraputic balm or intuitive oil is perfect for you, followed by the specific massage techniques tailored to you.
30 mins 750 ZAR
45 mins 900 ZAR
60 mins 1,100 ZAR
90 mins 1,600 ZAR
Shaman’s Healing Journey
A gentle and warm rose quartz and Amethyst crystal massage that releases pent up energy likely to cause muscular stress. A beautiful way of balancing the body’s energy centers to create optimum health and well-being.
90 mins 1,700 ZAR
Bespoke Yoga Massage
This massage covers the whole body and targets stress and stiff areas. The stretching movements increase flexibility and releases tension allowing the body’s natural energy to flow more freely – ideal after a long flight!
90 mins 1,500 ZAR
A body wrap will be chosen as required to suit the body’s needs. Your treatment journey will include a visit to our hammam which also incorporates steam where you can relax and have your wrap do its work. You can add this to any of our massage treatments.
30 mins 400 ZAR
African Potato Body Wrap
Your body experience starts with a full body scrub and mud application. Your therapist will choose one of the muds from our range specific to your needs. This process eliminates toxins while exfoliating lifeless skin cells. This treatment softens, soothes, and improves skin hydration; the warm herbal blend massage relaxes you on application.
75 mins 1,200 ZAR
Detox Body Wrap
We use African plant combinations infused into a natural clay to help with circulation and lymph health.
This invigorating wrap begins with a stimulating exfoliation, followed by a warm clay. Beneficial for bodies in need of a detox owing to acidic conditions, arthritis or oedema. Combined with a circulatory massage and energy balancing
75 mins 1,200 ZAR
Africology Bespoke Facial
We will tailor the products used on your skin depending on its needs. The whole range of facial products is available for this treatment.
60 mins 1,000 ZAR
African Goddess Anti-Aging Facial
Anti-aging facial that includes a 30 min back massage.
90 mins 1,300 ZAR
Aloe Renew Facial with Shave
This treatment includes a close shave using hot and cold compress followed by a bespoke facial.
60 mins 1,000 ZAR
Copper and Hot Stone Pedicure
A luxurious pedicure using an energy balancing copper bath followed by a warm massage in the legs leading to a reduction in water retention and improved circulation. Hot stones are used to massage the soles of the feet and calf muscles using heat to penetrate and relax, finishing with a touch of colour.
60 mins 600 ZAR
African Potato Manicure
This relaxing manicure is about treating the skin and nails naturally to keep them hydrated and therefore flexible and strong, finishing with a touch of colour.
60 mins 600 ZAR
Intonga Detox Pedicure
Swollen tired legs, poor circulation, lymph build up and water retention is the focus of this deluxe pedicure. A warm application of Africa#s detoxifying oil combined with an Intonga stick massage will leave the legs feeling light and deeply hydrated. This is a great treatment after a long flight.
Finish with a touch of colour.
60 mins 600 ZAR
Combined Manicure and Pedicure
120 mins 1,100 ZAR
Express Manicure or Pedicure
For those that have less time available, we will work on your specific needs.
30 mins 300 ZAR
Combined Express Manicure and Pedicure
60 mins 500 ZAR
If you require a French manicure then please do let us know as requires an additional 15 minutes treatment time and 70 ZAR
This is a 14 day non-chip, non-smudge manicure or pedicure. It is hybrid between regular varnish and flexible gel. Shellac is UV-resistance and does not darken as it ages. Get a high shine, high gloss look. We will also provide you with the remover of this product to take away with you.
30 mins 600 ZAR (Shellac treatment)
15 mins 300 ZAR (add on a treatment)
Shellac removal 200 ZAR
Treatments marked with † are subject to availability.
And when you’re not drinking wine... the grounds at Mont Rochelle cover 39 hectares (about 100 acres) and you’re welcome to go exploring. The following are available either on the premises or nearby and we can help in making all the arrangements for any activities
For the active types our gym is available between 06h00 and 22h00 every day. There are two treadmills, bikes, an adjustable bench and suspension training pack and a set of free-weights.
There are some wonderful routes that make it easy to explore the surrounding area on bike . We can arrange rentals with a local company, just let us know and we can book these for you.
Enjoy a hike through hills, valleys and vineyards surrounding the hotel, as well as in local reserves. The Mont Rochelle Reserve on the opposite side of the valley offers superb views of the wine valley and on a clear day you can even see Table Mountain and the ocean! The walks vary in length from 3 to 8 hours and are of moderate intensity. Required permits and maps are available from the Tourism Office in the centre of town. You are welcome to take walks through our farm and our only request is that you stay on the walkways, thus preserving the fragile vines that produce our splendid wines.
Horseback Riding – With Wine Tasting!
Horseback-riding tours can be arranged for both the experienced and novice rider. You can even combine horse riding with wine tasting, arriving at the cellar on horseback.
We have a Astroturf floodlit tennis court and a cabana complete with a kitchen and bathroom. Racquets and balls supplied.
Franschhoek village offers a variety of art and craft shops as well as galleries and antique stores and we can point you in the right direction.
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. Booking is vital during the summer season in order to avoid disappointment.
Some more information about the courses in our area with the driving time to each one indicated:
Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate 15 mins 18 Holes
Boschenmeer Golf Estate 20 mins 27 Holes
Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate 30 mins 18 Holes
Stellenbosch Golf Club 30 mins 18 Holes
Somerset West Golf Club 45 mins 18 Holes
Erinvale Golf Club 60 mins 18 Holes
Arabella-Western Cape 90 mins 18 Holes