Thursday, 12 April 2018 14:10

Things to do at Mont Rochelle

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From personalised wine tasting to a picnic amongst the vineyards, wine enthusiasts will be in heaven at Mont Rochelle! If you're looking to get a bit more active we recommend a dip in the outdoor heated swimming pool. You could also work up an appetite in the gym or just sit back, relax and indulge yourself in our in-house spa.

Swimming Pool and Hammam

Take a dip and relax in the main outdoor heated swimming pool at Mont Rochelle - there are some fantastic views of the Franschhoek Mountains. Bar service is available around the pool and fresh pool towels are available. Resident guests are welcome to make use of Hammam at their leisure as long as it’s not in use for a scheduled treatment.

Spa Treatments

What could be more relaxing than a spa treatment during your stay? Mont Rochelle has two dedicated spa treatment rooms as well as a Hammam. We use the eco-friendly Africology ‘Authentic’ range of products which are made from 100% essential oils and natural plant extracts.

Get Active


Enjoy a hike through hills, valleys and vineyards surrounding the hotel, as well as in local reserves. The Mont Rochelle Reserve on the opposite side of the valley offers superb views of the wine valley and on a clear day you can even see Table Mountain and the ocean! The walks vary in length from 3 to 8 hours and are of moderate intensity. Required permits and maps are available from the Tourism Office in the centre of town. You are welcome to take walks through our farm and our only request is that you stay on the walkways, thus preserving the fragile vines that produce our splendid wines.

And when you’re not drinking wine... the grounds at Mont Rochelle cover 39 hectares (about 100 acres) and you’re welcome to go exploring. The following are available either on the premises or nearby and we can help in making all the arrangements for any activities


For the active types our gym is available between 06h00 and 22h00 every day. There are two treadmills, bikes, an adjustable bench and suspension training pack and a set of free-weights.


There are some wonderful routes that make it easy to explore the surrounding area on bike . We can arrange rentals with a local company, just let us know and we can book these for you.

Tennis Courts

We have a Astroturf floodlit tennis court and a cabana complete with a kitchen and bathroom. Racquets and balls supplied.

Retail Therapy 

Franschhoek village offers a variety of art and craft shops as well as galleries and antique stores and we can point you in the right direction.


South Africa is known for the high standard of its many golf courses with courses in Paarl, Stellenbosch and Somerset West. The hotel can arrange tee-off times for you. Booking is vital during the summer season in order to avoid disappointment.

Some more information about the courses in our area with the driving time to each one indicated: 
Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate 15 mins 18 Holes 
Boschenmeer Golf Estate 20 mins 27 Holes 
Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate 30 mins 18 Holes 
Stellenbosch Golf Club 30 mins 18 Holes 
Somerset West Golf Club 45 mins 18 Holes 
Erinvale Golf Club 60 mins 18 Holes 
Arabella-Western Cape 90 mins 18 Holes

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