Make this festive season one to remember at Ulusaba and Mont Rochelle

16th November 2020

Christmas in the bush, or New Year in the winelands – how to put 2020 behind us and finish the year in style

As 2020 finally draws to a close and the New Year starts to emerge on the horizon, it’s time to look towards the festive season and a reason to celebrate, and Virgin Limited Edition has created some extra special festive offers to see out the year in style. Whether that’s on an incredible safari adventure at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, with some of the best Rangers and Trackers in the world, or some much-deserved wining and dining in the most beautiful of surrounds at Mont Rochelle Hotel and Vineyard, celebrating is most definitely on the agenda.

Give the gift of memories that will last a lifetime, by gathering the herd at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve. Ulusaba brings the thrill of adventure and safari traditions to life in an exclusive and luxurious setting. With over 13,500 hectares of unspoilt, game-rich bush, guests can enjoy twice-daily game drives and safari walks. Those looking for some extra magic this Christmas can stay in luxurious accommodation while the resident chefs prepare a feast fit for royalty, with festive African entertainment to create the party atmosphere. New Year’s Eve will be spent under a blanket of stars; following an evening game drive guests will be treated to a banquet of traditional dishes prepared over an open fire. The following day, a late morning champagne brunch will be served, so guests can ease into 2021. Festive rates are valid from 23rd December – 31st December, for a minimum stay of three nights in Safari Lodge. Rates start from ZAR 7,200 per person, per night for an Elephant or River room, and include accommodation, all meals and beverages including a top-quality wine list and fine champagne and much more.

For those looking to see out the year by indulging in some incredible food and wine surrounded by stunning 360-degree views of beautiful Franschhoek, Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard offers the perfect Christmas getaway. Guests can look forward to specially created meals, paired with home grown award-winning wines, and plenty of entertainment throughout their stay. Mont Rochelle’s restaurant MIKO will host special events throughout the period, from a festive dinner and live entertainment on Christmas Eve, to a traditional Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings on the big day itself. On New Year’s Eve guests will be welcomed to a gala dinner, complete with live entertainment. Rates start from ZAR 3,500 per room, per night based on two people sharing, for a minimum of three nights between 23rd December – 31st December 2020 and include accommodation, daily breakfast, and local taxes.

As an extra special getaway for all the family, Mont Rochelle’s private Manor House offers that ‘home away from home’ feel whilst allowing guests to indulge in all the luxury of a hotel stay. Set away from the main hotel, it offers ultimate privacy and is made up of four deluxe suites, and a fully kitted out bunk room for children. Manor House is complete with two private swimming pools; one in the courtyard and the second facing the vineyards and mountains - the perfect spot to take some time out on one of the large loungers and soak up the spectacular scenery. Groups of up to eight adults and six children will be welcomed to make the Manor House their own this festive season with rates starting from ZAR 35,000 based on a minimum three-night stay. A stay at the Manor House includes accommodation, a daily breakfast, lunch or dinner each day, as well as all drinks including alcohol and local taxes.

For bookings please call 0800 716 919 (toll free) or +44 (0) 208 600 0430 alternatively visit for more details.

For South Africa please call 0800 056 343 (toll free) or +37 (0) 11 325 4405 alternatively email

For further information please contact: Naomi Moreno-Melgar

Notes to Editors

Virgin Limited Edition is an award-winning collection of unique retreats, chosen for their beautiful locations and magnificent surroundings; each offers a sense of fun, style, luxury and exceptional personal service. The group includes Necker Island and Moskito Island in the Caribbean’s British Virgin Islands, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa, Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco, The Lodge in Verbier, Mahali Mzuri, a tented safari camp in Kenya, Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard in South Africa, and the Son Bunyola Estate in Mallorca. Please visit for more details.

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