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Our commitment

A force for good

We know just how important it is to take care of the environment, and we are extremely sensitive to the impact our properties may have on the local communities within which we operate. We believe in environmentally sustainable tourism and remain committed to making a difference wherever we can. 

Sustainability at Mont Rochelle 

Our approach includes a commitment to responsible supply chain management, fair trade policies, ethical dealings with our employees as well as the local community, and of course the environment.  

We know that some changes can be made immediately however others may take a little more time. Virgin Limited Edition is proud to have taken steps at all our properties to reduce any negative environmental impact, and Mont Rochelle is no exception. 

Mont Rochelle is very conscious about ensuring that our supply chains are ethical about the raw materials and labour used. We strive to ensure that as much of our food as possible is locally sourced in South Africa to ensure maximum economic benefit to the people and minimal transport and food miles. 

Pack for a Purpose

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travellers to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination.  

If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you'll make a priceless impact on the lives of our local children and families. 

At Mont Rochelle, we are currently supporting FRANCO to improve collaboration between social programmes and organisations within the Franschhoek Valley. The projects that FRANCO have funded include ex-offender community reintegration, soup kitchens, life skills training in schools, music outreach, school holiday programmes and early childhood development centres.  

FRANCO are also involved with various sports programmes as well as support groups for the elderly and people with disabilities. 

If you’d like to get involved and purchase items to help this worthy cause we’ll be happy to provide a list of supplies. Whether it’s clothing, school supplies or non-perishable food items your donations will make a priceless impact to the lives of local children and families. 

Please click here to see which supplies are needed for our project/projects. 

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