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Mont Rochelle Hotel
Recommended sights and activities in and around Franschhoek:
  • Take a stroll up old 'Cat se Pad' walking trail
  • Watch the sunset from the top of the Franschhoek Pass which is just a short 5 minute drive from the main road in Franschhoek
  • Trout fishing at one of the many venues in the valley
  • Wine tasting tour combined with a horse back ride
  • Take a swim in the rock pools over the pass
  • Play golf at Pearl Valley, a challenging Jack Nicklaus Signature Course which is situated a 15 minute drive away from Franschhoek
  • Take a ride in a horse and carriage through the vines
  • Helicopter ride over the Cape Winelands: Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington
  • Mountain biking in the mountains and forests around the Franschhoek valley
  • Picnic at Chamonix, Dieu Donnť, Boschendal or Riverside next to the Berg River
  • Walk through the orchards and vineyards behind the Mont Rochelle Winery, past two dams, to reach the beacon, which will provide you with a fantastic view of the Franschhoek valley
  • Enjoy a challenging 4x4 trail in the mountains
  • Visit Bien Donne Werf with its fruit research farm, lavender fields, herb garden, manor house and restaurant
Franschhoek has many old and venerable vineyards, as well as some excellent newly established ones which produce some of the best wines in South Africa. Situated in the most beautiful valley in South Africa, in the midst of such delightful scenery, the Vineyards of Franschhoek invite guests to come and taste their exquisite wines, enjoy the hospitality of their Guest Accommodation and Restaurants.

The quaint town of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands, known as the food and wine capital of South Africa, is considered as one of the most beautiful wine valleys worldwide. It is here in the town of Franschhoek where there are more award-winning restaurants than anywhere else in South Africa providing its visitors with an exceptional gourmet experience.

Franschhoek's French heritage of more than 300 years is evident in the wine and food tradition, which can be found here. The magnificent Huguenot Museum and monument, which are located in this picturesque village Franschhoek, are worth a visit. Wine tastings are offered at the many wine cellars and estates, which Franschhoek is surrounded by. The galleries, shops and restaurants, which are situated on the main road in Franschhoek, provide hours of entertainment, browsing and shopping.

The 5 star Mont Rochelle Hotel, which used to be La Couronne Hotel, invites its guests to relax in one of their exclusive bedrooms and suites, most of which offer spectacular views across the valleys and vines of the beautiful Franschhoek valley in the Cape Winelands, Western Province, South Africa.

Each of the 16 guest rooms and 6 suites at Mont Rochelle Hotel & Wine Estate is individually decorated, creating a unique ambiance for its guests. En suite bathrooms, telephones, televisions, safes, under-floor heating, air-conditioning and in-room refreshment facilities are amongst the facilities of each room at this luxurious hotel.

The Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards spans over three wings on this beautiful garden and vineyard estate, providing guests with the privacy expected of a Luxury Boutique Hotel. Guests arrive in the Garden Wing of the Mont Rochelle Hotel Franschhoek in which the Reception, Colonial Cigar Bar, eight Luxury Bedrooms, one Junior Suite as well as the Business Centre are located.

In the Manor House of the Mont Rochelle Hotel in Franschhoek are the Fine Dining Restaurant as well as two Junior Suites, one Deluxe Suite and two Luxury Bedrooms. Below the hotelís Restaurant is where the third wing of the Hotel is located, the Vineyard Wing. It is in this part of the Mont Rochelle Hotel, where each of the luxury bedrooms has its own private garden, as well as two Deluxe Suites with private plunge pools.

A second restaurant serving Al Fresco meals, Wellness Facility, Sauna, Swimming Pool, Pool Bar and Gymnasium can also be found on the premises.

Facilities at Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards

The 5 star Mont Rochelle Hotel in Franschhoek offers in-house guests the opportunity to pre-book a private wine tasting or private Cellar Tour with the Wine Maker or an excursion through the vineyard with the Farm Manager.

Guests staying at Mont Rochelle Hotel in Franschhoek may wish to follow one of the trails through the vines for an invigorating country walk or a gentle stroll. Mountain bikes are available at the Hotel reception for guests.

Alternately, if hotel guests are looking for peace and tranquillity, they are invited to take a stroll down to the dam, making themselves comfortable under the willow trees, while enjoying a good book or a Winelands Picnic.

The Mont Rochelle Equestrian Centre offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a three hour Wine Tasting tour on horse back. Alternatively, hourly horse rides can also be arranged for guests.

The focus at the Mont Rochelle Hotel Franschhoek is to provide guests with the ultimate Gourmet Winelands experience during their stay in the Cape Winelands. Gourmet Wine Tasting is a unique experience where four of the Mont Rochelle Wines are matched with delicious delights from the Hotelís kitchen.

Dining at the Mont Rochelle Hotel & Wine Estate:

At the Mont Rochelle Hotel, the owners have a passion for food and wine, therefore two very different dining venues are available to guests staying at Mont Rochelle Hotel where guests may enjoy a meal to suite their mood.

Fine dining is available at Mange Tout which is situated in the main hotel building. Mont Rochelle, a more relaxed venue, with Mediterranean style meals is housed in the Wine Tasting venue.

Enjoy Al Fresco Dining at the Mont Rochelle Restaurant, which is situated in the Wine Tasting Facility. This relaxed up-market venue will cater for all tastes, with Mediterranean Style food.

Gourmet Winelands Picnic baskets can be pre-ordered and collected from here to be enjoyed at one of our designated picnic areas under the Willows or between the Vines

The Colonial Cigar Bar at the Mont Rochelle Hotel serves light snacks, sandwiches and salads throughout the day. This menu is also available to Hotel residents at the Swimming Pool.

Accommodation at Mont Rochelle Hotel & Wine Estate:


The guest rooms and suites at the Mont Rochelle Hotel & Wine Estate are spacious and provide the guests with exclusive and luxurious amenities. Valley, courtyard and vineyard view can be enjoyed from the rooms and suites.

Shiraz Room = Standard Room:
  • Double or twin bedded
  • Valley and courtyard views
  • Accommodates 2 persons
Merlot Room:
  • Large king or twin beds
  • Valley views
  • Accommodates 2 guests
Cabernet Room:
  • Large king or twin beds
  • Valley views & private terraces
  • Accommodates 2 guests
  • No children can be accommodated in the Cabernet Room
Pinotage Suite = Junior Suite:
  • King or twin bed
  • Valley view from the bedroom
  • Room number 14 is suitable for a family which can accommodated two children on a sleeper couch which is located in the lounge area of the suite
Reserve Suite = Modern Luxury Suite:
  • King bed
  • Private walled Zen garden with loungers
  • Plunge pool
  • Accommodates 2 guests
Cap Classique Suite = Deluxe Suite
  • King or twin bed
  • Large private terraces with plunge pools
  • Accommodates 2 guests
  • Children cannot be accommodated in the Deluxe Suite