Mont Rochelle Hotel. Franschhoek Accommodation, Wine Estate, The Country Kitchen, Miko Restaurant in Franschhoek

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard

Mont Rochelle is Sir Richard Branson’s South African hotel and vineyard, with 26 stunning rooms and suites, just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town in the town of Franschhoek.

The grounds at Mont Rochellecover 39 hectares (about 100 acres) andyou’re welcome to go exploring or 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’s notforgetting a 37 hectare vineyard and wine cellar of course!

At Mont Rochelle Vineyard we 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 micro climates. Mediterranean-like conditions found in the Western Cape means dry summers and high winter rainfalls of 1000mm. The Franschhoek Valley also experiences the south-easter which helps bring in cooler air allowing for a longer ripening period.
We can organise wine tastings in a variety of locations, including in Miko Restaurant, at our bar, at the Country Kitchen and in our 150 year old wine cellar .

If  you'd like to arrange a visit please call +27 (0)21 876 2770. Wines are also available to purchase.

Mont Rochelle Wine Tasting

The Country Kitchen and Picnics at Mont Rochelle

The Country Kitchen is Mont Rochelle's informal restaurant located just a short walk or a quick drive from the main hotel building and adjacent to our wine cellar, it’s an ideal place for a light lunch in the sunshine.

You are welcome to explore the grounds at Mont Rochelle, and what better way to this than with a picnic basket prepared by our team! Just let us know whether you’d prefer a bottle of white, red, or perhaps both! Picnic baskets are for two adults sharing and children baskets are available per child.

Baskets needs to be pre-booked at least 12 hours in advance. To place an order call +27 21 876 2770.

For Country Kitchen reservations, please email: or telephone: +27 21 876 2770

Open 7 days a week
Wine tasting daily 10am – 6pm
Lunch: Monday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Dinner: closed. We have taster bites, cheese and charcuterie available throughout the day until 7pm.

Miko Restaurant at Mont Rochelle

Miko is our flagship restaurant with impeccable180-degree views over the Franschhoek valleyand a stunning terrace surrounded by glassdoors, giving guests the feeling of an alfrescodining experience all year round. Miko’s cuisineis best described as a taster to South Africanfavourites with a twist. Each dish tells a story,meaning guests can experience a little slice ofour South African memories.

For Miko reservations, please contact:  or telephone: +27 21 876 2770

Open 7 days a week
Breakfast: 7am – 10:30am
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm
Dinner: 7pm – 9:30pm


We have quite a few requests throughout the yearto hire all of Mont Rochelle’s 26 rooms and suitesfor weddings but also for milestone birthdays andcelebrations too. If you’d like the whole place to yourselfjust ask our reservations team and we’ll get startedplanning ideas that will be sure to impress all your guests.

We can comfortably accommodate up to 44 guestssharing 22 rooms in the main building plus eight guestssharing the four rooms in the Manor House for a total of52 guests.Should you be planning an even bigger celebration wework with nearby hotels and guest houses in Franschhoekto accommodate the rest of your party.


Mont Rochelle offers the very best accommodation in the Franschhoek Valley, featuring 22 exquisite rooms and suites. All rooms have spectacular views over the valley and the majestic mountains that surround Franschhoek.

Mont Rochelle is ideal for families to enjoy a holiday in Franschhoek. Some rooms can accommodate children in single beds and we have children's games plus a TV, DVD player and games console for extra entertainment.

The Manor House is a luxury villa located a short walk from the main hotel. With four bedrooms it's the perfect option for a family group or guests looking for a more private retreat and features a kitchen, lounge, two swimming pools and a gym. The Manor House is available for exclusive hire all year round and can accommodate up to eight guests sharing, plus bunkroom for up to six children.

Visit the rooms and suites pages on the Mont Rochelle website for more info and to make bookings by clicking on the link below:

Mont Rochelle Rooms

Mont Rochelle Events

Sundowners at Mont Rochelle

Winemaker's Dinner

Miko's relaxed and intimate setting is the ideal backdrop for our monthly “Winemaker Dinner” series. It’s the perfect opportunity to talk with our winemaker, Dustin Osborne, whilst enjoying a delicious 5-course menu prepared by our Head Chef, paired with some of the best selections of Mont Rochelle wines, as well as premium and museum wines.

These one-of-a-kind evenings are priced at R750 per person and take place from 7pm on the last Thursday of every month:

Spaces are limited and advance bookings are recommended, please call us on: 021 876 2770


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Mont Rochelle Hotel. Franschhoek Accommodation, Wine Estate, The Country Kitchen, Miko Restaurant in Franschhoek

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