Activities 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 are staying at Mont Rochelle and 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.

Get Active
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.

We have two complimentary mountain bikes for guest use on the property and there are some wonderful routes that make it easy to explore the surrounding area – we can assist you with routes at reception. If you require additional bikes please let us know and we can book these for you.

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.

Horseback Riding – With Wine Tasting!
Horseback-riding tours can be arranged for both the experienced and novice rider. You can even combine horse riding with wine tasting, arriving at the cellar on horseback.

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

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.