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We're delighted to announce that Virgin Limited Edition has signed a contract to purchase Mont Rochelle, a stunning 22-bedroom hotel and vineyard just under an hour's drive from Cape Town in South Africa. The property will join the portfolio from August 2014, following a brief closure period.
Mont Rochelle sits right in the heart of the famous Western Cape wine region in Franschhoek, an area known not just for wine but also for the quality of its food and restaurants.
Visitors to Mont Rochelle will be able to use it as a base to discover their surroundings, with opportunities for cycling, golfing, hiking and horse-riding right on their doorstep. Back at the hotel guests can dip into the outdoor pool, book a spa treatment, try a spot of wine tasting (naturally!), and indulge in some of the fantastic cuisine on offer from the two restaurants on site.
You can even arrive at your wine tasting on horseback, neatly combining the two activities. With such great weather almost year round the kitchen will prepare a picnic you can take out to enjoy in the grounds. The Mont Rochelle estate has its own 40-hectare vineyard on property and will be producing wine under its own label.
Click here to check out the Mont Rochelle website.
Click here for the press release.