Mont Rochelle is a French-inspired manor house, with 22 bedrooms including six suites, all reflecting the specially curated relaxed luxury that Sir Richard Branson pulls off so well.
The interiors feature a clean contemporary style that is sleek, soft edged, and immediately welcoming. While the setting and design may encourage guests to kick it down a notch, this is as posh as they come, just without the attitude.
The guestrooms feature king sized beds and courtyard or valley views with the larger rooms having a private terrace. Some rooms can accommodate kids.
There are two restaurants at Mont Rochelle: Miko and the Country Kitchen, located nice and close to the Wine Cellar. Should you like to work out or work off your culinary splurge, there’s a full gym, outdoor heated pool, and plenty of calorie busting activities in the valley. Top it off with a personalized treatment in the spa or time out in the hammam. Then repeat and start again, of course.
Franschhoek is a charming small town in the Western Cape Province and one of the oldest towns of the Republic of South Africa. It is about 50 miles (75 kilometres) from Cape Town and has a population of slightly over 15,000 people. It is widely regarded as the gourmet capital of South Africa, and the wines are world class.