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Things to do

From personalised wine tasting to a picnic amongst the vineyards, wine enthusiasts will be in heaven at Mont Rochelle. If you're looking for something a little more active, we recommend a dip in the outdoor swimming pool. You could also work up an appetite in the gym or just sit back, relax and indulge yourself at our in-house spa.

At Mont Rochelle

When you are not enjoying the delicious wine and food, the grounds at Mont Rochelle covering 39 hectares (approx. 100 acres) are there to be explored.

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 and fresh towels are available around the pool.

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.

We have an Astroturf floodlit tennis court and a cabana complete with a kitchen and bathroom. Racquets and balls supplied.

Lawn Games
There are plenty of lawn games that you can play whilst taking in the stunning views. Anyone for chess?


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. Resident guests are welcome to make use of the Hammam at their leisure as long as it’s not in use for a scheduled treatment.

Browse the menu and book a treatment here.

You can book a spa treatment before your stay by contacting our reservations team.

Day visitors are also welcome to the spa and can book a treatment by calling +27 21 876 2770 or email

Explore the local area

Enjoy a hike through the hills, valleys and vineyards surrounding the hotel, as well as in local nature reserves. The Mont Rochelle Nature 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. You will need to acquire a 1 day permit that costs ZAR50 per person and a map that costs ZAR20.

There are some wonderful routes that make it easy to explore the surrounding area on bike. We can arrange bike rental with a local company, just let us know and we can book these for you. (Additional costs will apply).

Discover Franschhoek
The picturesque town of Franschhoek offers a wide variety of things to do, from discovering its historic architecture to admiring art in its many galleries or indulging in retail therapy in the many craft shops and antique stores.

Hop on the Wine Tram
Board the Wine Tram to visit the area's wineries taking in the breathtaking scenery along the way.

South Africa is known for the high standard of its many golf courses with courses in Paarl, Boschenmeer, 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.

Mont Rochelle

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