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Mont Rochelle

Jane's verdict:

For a wedding or honeymoon that oozes easy sophistication, Mont Rochelle hits the spot. This hotel and vineyard with a backdrop of South Africa’s Klein Dassenberg mountain range is part of the esteemed Virgin Limited Edition collection. Tailor-made weddings make the most of the glorious setting, the food and the wine. Combine with a safari for the perfect honeymoon.

Recommended place to stay: Mont Rochelle

Mont Rochelle says

From private islands to unique safari lodges, Virgin Limited Edition is Sir Richard Branson’s personal collection of special places to stay around the world, each of them tailor made for the perfect romantic honeymoon.

  • Easy to reach
  • Great for wine lovers
  • Tailor-made weddings

Mont Rochelle is a glorious hotel and vineyard in the heart of South Africa’s winelands. It’s just an hour’s drive from Cape Town, in the town of Franschhoek in the Western Cape Province, famously known as the French Corner.

Choose from 26 beautiful rooms and suites, each of them with glorious views of the valley or courtyard.

There are two choices when it comes to restaurants. Miko is our main restaurant and is the setting for some fantastic gourmet meals including those for special occasions. For a light lunch or charcuterie platter there’s the Country Kitchen, located by the wine cellars.

Wine-tastings and a cellar tour are a highlight of any stay. Our vineyard (voted South Africa’s Vineyard of the Year 2018 at the Luxury Travel Guide Food & Drink Awards) grows Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes – it’s a wine buff’s dream.

There’s a cosy bar, a gorgeous heated swimming pool, spa and tennis court as well as a host of activities on the doorstep from hiking to biking and not forgetting a 37 hectare vineyard and wine cellar of course! A favourite activity for many of our guests is picnicking on the estate – our kitchen can arrange a well-stocked picnic basket with a chilled bottle of wine (or two!).

It’s the perfect spot for a wedding too – just picture your wedding photos with the spectacular mountain range backdrop.  For larger celebrations, you can book out the entire hotel (up to 52 guests) or, for intimate gatherings, book the Manor House with its four bedrooms, private pool and gym. Our team will provide a bespoke wedding experience that’s personal to you, so that you can simply relax together knowing that your big day will be exactly as you dreamed it would be and more.

Our team are discreet but attentive, ensuring that you can simply relax together.

For the ultimate South Africa honeymoon, experience our Winelands and Wildlife package and combine a safari stay at either Ulusaba or Mahali Mzuri with a stay at Mont Rochelle.

Contact us for more information about Mont Rochelle and our current offers.

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