Mont Rochelle Wine Estate

Franschhoek, South Africa

Cabernet room

Merlot room

Cabernet room

Merlot room

Stay at Sir Richard Branson's utterly idyllic hotel and vineyard on South Africa's Western Cape, with breakfast, a wine tasting, and plenty of perks

Take a 26-bedroom hotel and vineyard, place it in what's considered the food-and-wine capital of South Africa, add a touch of that Virgin Limited Edition style, and what do you get? A stunning destination getaway where Sir Richard Branson himself likes to sample a glass of the good stuff, naturally. Welcome to Mont Rochelle Wine Estate, purchased and extensively refurbished by Branson in 2014, with all the first-class hospitality you'd expect from the Virgin Group tycoon.

Like The Lodge in Verbier and Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco, contemporary design meets an idyllic location with aplomb here. Under the thatched roof and the watchful gaze of the bulldog ornaments, you’ll find much more than just a well-stocked wine cellar. Two restaurants showcasing the local produce, a heated outdoor pool and balcony rooms certainly help make the most of those valley views. Needless to say, Mont Rochelle Wine Estate snagged a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Excellent for
Boutique Romance Scenery Relaxing Drink


  • Sampling the fine wine – it would be rude not to try some of the Mont Rochelle wines by the glass (or bottle)
  • Taking in spectacular panoramic views of Franschhoek wine valley from MIKO's terrace
  • Spending a little time in Cape Town and the neighbouring beaches, only an hour away

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