Departure Date: 06/08/2022
Franschhoek is one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa and is well known for its many delicious food and wine that have been made in this region. Franschhoek is the food and wine capital of South Africa and is just a 1-hour drive from Cape Town.
This could be the perfect change of scenery that you need leaving you feeling refreshed and recharged. Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard could be your home away from home. Your stay here will put you on the envy list of all your family and friends. Mont Rochelle is Sir Richard Branson’s South African hotel and vineyard and boasts 26 stunning rooms and suites. It is less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town to the beautiful town of Franschhoek.
The grounds at Mont Rochelle cover 39 hectares (about 100 acres) and guests are encouraged to go exploring and to enjoy a picnic on the estate. The kitchen can arrange a well-stocked picnic basket with a chilled bottle of wine (or two!). There are two restaurants, a cosy bar, a spa, a gym, and a heated outdoor pool. That is not forgetting a 37-hectare vineyard and wine cellar of course!
At Mont Rochelle Vineyard they cultivate grapes of the Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties amongst a few others. The vineyards are situated between 250m and 400m above sea level exposing the grapes to a range of microclimates. Mediterranean-like conditions found in the Western Cape means dry summers and high winter rainfalls of 1000mm. The Franschhoek Valley also experiences the Southeaster which helps bring in cooler air allowing for a longer ripening period.
Wine tastings in a variety of locations on the property can be arranged from in the Miko Restaurant, at the bar, at the Country Kitchen or in the 150-year-old wine cellar, all subject to lockdown Government regulations.
If you are looking to get a bit more active it is recommended to enjoy some leisurely walks around the estate, or to play a game of tennis on the floodlit court or to try out the lawn games!
Accommodation at Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard in a luxury room, breakfast daily, minibar (restocked daily), wine tasting, Wi-Fi, and use of the tennis court.
1 Night self-drive from R3,500 per room
These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Valid until 30th September 2022. Self-drive excludes flights and car hire. Excludes: Items of a personal nature, meals, drinks & beverages not stipulated, gratuities. Offers are per person sharing. Rates for other periods are available on request. Packages are subject to availability, seasonal surcharge, high season supplements and currency fluctuations. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Additional information is available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at time of publishing. E&OE.