Weekends in the Winelands with Mont Rochelle - for all South African residents

20th August 2020

This coming weekend officially sees the re-opening of Mont Rochelle Hotel and Vineyard in the stunning winelands of Franschhoek as it safely re-opens its doors since the whole world went into lockdown

The hotel announced its re-opening for Western Cape residents just recently, but following the President’s announcement at the weekend the luxury hotel will be welcoming guests for weekend stays for all South African residents with a special re-opening rate – and rigorous new safety measures in place.

For some, it will feel like a lifetime ago that South Africans were able to travel, so Mont Rochelle’s re-opening will come as a welcome break for some escapism in the heart of the beautiful food and wine capital of South Africa.

Boasting a unique hilltop setting with views overlooking vineyards and mountain range, Mont Rochelle is part of the Virgin Limited Edition collection of hotels and retreats owned by Sir Richard Branson. Its re-opening will initially see it offer guests luxurious weekend stays, as well as alfresco dining in its highly popular informal restaurant, The Country Kitchen.

Those looking for an evening drink while the sun goes down over the Franschhoek valley will also be able to take advantage of its 2-4-1 Sundowner offer on drinks, Fridays and Saturdays, between the hours of 5-7pm.

Re-opening rates start from ZAR 3,500 per person, per night and ZAR 6,000 per suite, based in the vineyard wing of Mont Rochelle. The offer is valid for arrivals from 21st August based on weekend stays (Friday – Sunday) and is subject to availability.

Included in the Residents rate:
• Accommodation in one of the luxury rooms or suites in the Vineyard wing
• Daily breakfast – enjoy this either in the comfort of the room or on the private terrace overlooking the stunning views of the Dassenberg Mountains, valley and vineyards.
• Complimentary minibar (restocked daily)
• Complimentary wireless internet
• Local taxes
Those who have missed out on a milestone celebration during lockdown or wish for some privacy with family and friends will also be able to take advantage of the hotel’s spectacular Manor House, perfect for an exclusive hideaway. Its beautiful four-bedroom villa is available to book, also at a special residents rate from ZAR 28,000 per night based on exclusive use of up to eight adults and six children (under the age of 16).

During a stay, The Country Kitchen restaurant is an idyllic spot for a light lunch in the sunshine or a relaxed dinner. The restaurant will be open for dinner on Friday and Saturday and lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast will be served to guests in their rooms for the ultimate R&R weekend.

For further information or bookings, please call +27 (0) 21 876 2770 or email us.

For further information please contact:

Naomi Moreno-Melgar – naomi.moreno@virginlimitededition.com / Tel: +44 (0) 208 600 0468
Charlotte Devenish - charlotte.devenish@virginlimitededition.com /Tel: +44 (0) 208 600 0472

Notes to Editors

New Safety and Cleaning Measures – Keeping the Magic Safely Alive

Whilst the hotel doors to Mont Rochelle have been temporarily shut, the team have been busy behind the scenes ensuring that the hotel and restaurant are in a position to welcome back guests in the safest way possible and have been putting in place meticulous new cleaning and safety measures, so that guests can have complete peace of mind when they visit. Mont Rochelle understands that everybody’s level of concern is entirely personal so the hotel will be ensuring that they work to each guests’ comfort level. So whether that’s choosing not to have housekeeping during their stay, or providing guests with the same member of staff each day, guests can have complete confidence that Mont Rochelle remain fully flexible, adapting its processes around guests’ preferences and ensuring that they have as memorable a stay as ever.


About Virgin Limited Edition
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 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.

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