Things to do
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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.
Cape Malay Spice Journey
Select your own blend of spices and herbs from our spice apothecary. These will then be combined with essential oils and a kaolin mud to stimulate your body’s healing ability. Part of this experience takes place in the Hammam where you can relax and let the spices work their magic. Your treatment will finish with a 30 minute circulatory back massage.
75 mins single - R 1,480
75 mins double - R 2,600
Signature Grape Stem Cell Facial
A beneficial repairing and preventative facial that awakens dormant skin for a fresh and younger looking glow. Grape stem cells have the ability to protect skin against UV damage which in turn slows down chronological ageing.
75 mins - R 1,400
A reflexology inspired pedicure – powerfully works on stimulating reflex points whilst grapes are pressed into the feet. A beautiful way to allow natural antioxidants to penetrate the skin as well as rejuvenate and build capillary strength. The treatment will finish with a pedicure including a scrub, mask and massage.
80 mins - R 850
This couple’s treatment begins with a ceremonial lighting of a candle that symbolises the pledge of unity and love followed by a Swedish inspired full body massage with the use of an aromatherapy infused oil or balm depending on your specific needs.
60 mins - R 2,350 per couple
90 mins - R 3,425 per couple
Soul of Africa
A restorative ‘ceremonial’ treatment that improves skin hydration and is aimed to be deeply relaxing. Starting with a scrub and detox mud on the back, followed by a massage using Africa’s Miracle oil ‘Marula’ to soften signs of ageing, treat inflamed, irritated or sun-damaged skin.
90 mins - R 1,820
The Bespoke Massage
A tailor-made massage focusing on your specific needs. Using shea aroma therapeutic balm or intuitive oil this Swedish inspired massage includes relaxing pressure points.
30 mins - R 800
45 mins - R 965
60 mins - R 1,200
90 mins - R 1,720
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
Mont Rochelle 'Little Rock' Massage
A deeper pressured massage to relieve tension in the fascia structures of the muscles as well as relieving chronic muscular tension.
60 mins - R 1,400
90 mins - R 1,900
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 centres to create optimum health and well-being.
90 mins - R 1,820
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 - R 1,600
Africology Body Wrap
Beginning with a stimulating full body scrub and then a wrap will be chosen to suit your body’s specific needs. The treatment also includes a relaxing scalp massage.
45 mins - R 650
Include a full body scrub or scalp massage to any massage treatment:
15 mins - R 350
Africology Bespoke Facial
Your treatment will begin with a skin analysis that will enable us to tailor this facial according to your skin type and needs.
30 mins - R 650
60 mins - R 1,100
African Goddess Anti-Aging Facial
Your therapeutic journey begins with a warm back scrub, followed by a back, neck and shoulder massage. This treatment includes a cleanse, exfoliation followed by a mask, lymph drainage facial massage and nourishment. A sensory treatment, so luxurious you will want to be treated like a Goddess every day.
90 mins - R 1,400
Include Crystal facial therapy to any facial care treatment: R 350
Copper and Hot Stone Pedicure
A luxurious pedicure using an energy balancing copper bath followed by a full pedicure. Your treatment will include a massage with hot stones, reducing water retention and improving circulation. Finish with a nail enamel of your choice.
60 mins - R 650
African Potato Manicure
This relaxing manicure is about treating the skin and nails naturally to keep them intensely hydrated and conditioned. The treatment will finish with a nail colour of your choice.
60 mins - R 650
Express Manicure or Pedicure
For those that have less time available, we will work on your specific needs. This comprises of cuticle work and a nail enamel of your choice.
30 mins - R 350
French polish 15 mins - R 75
File, buff or paint 15 mins - R 160
This is a 14 day non-chip, non-smudge manicure or pedicure. It is a hybrid between regular varnish and flexible gel. Shellac is UV-resistance and does not darken as it ages, so you’ll have a high shine, high gloss look.
30 mins - R 650 (Shellac treatment)
15 mins - R 320 (add on to a treatment)
Shellac removal - R 220
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.
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