Guests 2 adult, adults, 1 child children

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From 295€/room Book

Mont Rochelle *****

Franschhoek, 7690 | South Africa |

KIDS LOVE

  • Little Corkers programme
  • Stay for free under 6 years
  • The bunk room

PARENTS LOVE

  • The tennis court
  • The spa & hammam
  • The wine tastings

LOCATION

Head for Cape Town in South Africa to discover Mont Rochelle, a beautiful estate at the foot of the Klein Dassenberg mountain in the charming town of Franschhoek. Acquired in 2014 by Sir Richard Branson, this 5 * hotel with 26 rooms and 39-hectare vineyard is the meeting place for oenology enthusiasts and gourmet families eager for open spaces.

Considered to be the culinary and wine capital of South Africa, Franschhoek has also been the French Quarter of the Western Cape region since the Huguenots planted their vines in the 17th century during the Protestant Reformation.

Mont Rochelle is less than 1 hour from Cape Town Airport and only 35 minutes from the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Somerset West wine routes. Transfers can be arranged at your request for a fee.

 

DESCRIPTION

The main building of Mont Rochelle has 22 rooms including 6 suites, 1 restaurant, 1 bar, 1 spa, 1 hammam, 1 fitness center, 1 heated outdoor pool, 1 tennis court, 1 shop, 1 vineyard 39 hectares and 1 wine cellar.

The decor of the rooms is fresh and contemporary with pretty pieces of wooden furniture and some colourful textiles.

All rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs, safes, minibars and Nespresso machines. What else?

 

ACCOMMODATION

Shiraz rooms (31 m2) can only accommodate 2 adults. They offer their guests a king size bed and a view of the hotel’s inner courtyard. Merlot rooms (areas ranging from 33 m2 to 39 m2) are slightly more spacious than the Shiraz rooms and have a view of the valley, although they have the same capacity.

If you are traveling with a baby, you can put an extra bed in one of the Cabernet rooms (40 m2) with a view of the valley from its private terrace.

The Pinotage Suite (areas ranging from 62 m2 to 83 m2) and the Suite Cap Classique (areas ranging from 80 m2 to 103 m2) are ideal for families up to four people (including children). They consist of a spacious living room and a comfortable bedroom. The Classic Cap Suite has a private terrace and a private pool with superb views of the valley.

A few steps from the main house and not far from the Country Kitchen restaurant, is the Manor House, a beautiful 740 m2 villa that welcomes families in search of privacy. The residence can accommodate up to 8 adults and up to 6 children in their common room with bunk beds, ideal for successful pajamas evenings!

All rooms enjoy great views of the valley and feature an en suite bathroom with shower, bathtub and double vanity, as well as a TV, minibar, heating and air conditioning.

The tenants share a comfortable living room, a beautiful fitted kitchen, a heated outdoor pool and a private gym, without forgetting the presence of your chef! In short, at the Manor House, you feel at home while enjoying a five-star service!

The Manor House can be fully privatized for stays exclusively reserved for your family (minimum 8 people), as can the entire estate (main building and Manor House) for special events such as your family wedding, or the baptism of your child! The capacity of the domain is 52 people.

 

GASTRONOMY

Mont Rochelle places at the disposal of its guests its restaurant Miko, but also The Country Kitchen, located nearby. This is where international and South African cuisine meet and are always accompanied by an exceptional vintage straight out of Richard Branson’s private wine cellar. Success comes with the rendezvous, so remember to reserve your table!

Not only will the children staying at the Manor House have the chance to enjoy the Miko or Country Kitchen menu three times a day (lunch, lunch and dinner), but they will also benefit from the presence of a Chef who will will concoct at home tasty small dishes adapted to their tastes.

FOR THE KIDS

  • Baby-club
  • Kids-club
  • Teens activities
  • Sports activities
  • Kid's excursions
  • Crafts
  • Games and books
  • Connecting rooms
  • Baby-sitting
  • Kid's menu
  • Allergen-free menu
  • Welcome gift
  • Emergency baby bottle
  • Bottle warmers
  • Baby phone
  • Baby cosmetics
  • Baby bath
  • Baby cribs
  • Stroller
  • Baby chair
  • Emergency pacifier
  • Shuttle with baby seat
  • Potty
  • Kid's shop
  • Lifeguard
  • Nearby Hospital
  • Nearby doctor

 

FOR THE FAMILY

In Mont Rochelle, children are called « Little Corkers » and benefit from a splendid programme of activities that is dedicated to them according to their age group.

Good news: children under 5 staying in the same room as their parents stay free in Mont Rochelle!

Since every child is unique, the hotel staff is committed to creating a tailor-made program for your toddler as soon as you arrive.

The baby club is open to children from 0 to 5 years old, while the kids club is for children from 6 to 15 years old. Parents can participate in the activities of their children or leave them in the hands of the assistants through the service of the hotel (fee: 8€/hour).

In addition to its baby-club and kids-club, the hotel also offers a younger children’s playroom equipped with a television, a selection of DVDs and various consoles to occupy their free time. However, it’s a safe bet that the outdoor pool will remain their main HQ!

Notice to explorers and aspiring gold diggers! A treasure hunt is organized for the children of Mont Rochelle. This fierce quest will end with a large picnic on one of the many lawns in the area.

Whether they think of becoming a brigade leader or internationally renowned designer, children staying at the Manor House will have the opportunity to prepare pizzas and cupcakes with their own hands in the morning and practice some fine arts in afternoon.

Book the various facilities for children/babies that will be essential during your stay, such as baby baths, cots, menus (allergens free), high chairs and a chamber pot.

A high-quality baby-sitting service is available on request for 8€ per hour.

 

EXPERIENCES

Whoever said that only adults would be interested in the cultivation and tasting of vine products? In Mont Rochelle, if Mum and Dad visit the wine cellar, the toddlers are also invited to taste the grape juice harvested from the enclosure of the domain. Children can even participate in gathering and trampling grapes between January and March.

You want to visit the surroundings of the property? Prepare the backpacks and the baby carrier and go to the heart of the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve for a trek lasting from 3 to 8 hours. Browse its valleys and hills, looking for the most beautiful panoramas of the region. You may see on the horizon the famous Table Mountain, the ocean or some animals of African wildlife! The hotel will provide you with a map, a ride permit (paid services) and some instructions for a safe walk in the valley.

You can also rent bikes (from 4 years old) or scooters to reach the center of Franschhoek. The city has many attractions between its design shops, art galleries, museums and famous pastries including the De Villers Chocolate Café where you can taste the best chocolate ice cream in the region!

If you prefer to limit your travel to the comfort of the car, do not miss a visit to the Giraffes House, the Butterfly world and the Farm Sanctuary. These three sites within 35 minutes of the hotel will amaze your toddler!

 

FOR THE PARENTS

Staying at Mont Rochelle means enjoying an unlimited pass to the hotel’s wine cellars and surrounding areas! Discover 7 days a week the flavors of nearly 150 grape varieties including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Shiraz and many other varieties…

Do you want to experience something new? Rendez-vous in front of the hotel and board a wine tram to discover in the most authentic way the beautiful valley of Franschhoek! You will find all its good addresses while enjoying world class cuisine and one or two bottles, of course!

In addition to its vineyards, the wine routes of the Cape region also host many golf courses. No less than 6 18-hole courses and 1 exceptional course of 27 holes are located in the area around the hotel (allow between 15 and 60 minutes depending on the route chosen). Remember to book a party and enjoy the best of both worlds!

The fitness center of Mont Rochelle welcomes you every day from 6am to 10pm in its gym, as well as in its spa and hammam. Book yourself a moment of relaxation for lovers, punctuated by a massage with essential oils and extracts of natural South African plants.

While you enjoy these few moments of escape, baby will be in good hands in Mont Rochelle thanks to the babysitting service (8€/hour).

  • 24/24 check-in
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Billiards
  • Business center
  • Cigar cellar
  • Cinema
  • Concierge
  • Conference room
  • Fitness room
  • Hairdresser
  • Hammam
  • Library
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi
  • Yoga
  • Private pool