A detour to the wine-growing region of the Franschhoek Valley is a highlight of every South Africa trip – and all the more so if you stay in the Mont Rochelle hotel. Part of the exclusive Virgin Limited Edition owned by Sir Richard Branson, it offers not only an ideal “base camp” for exploring the area around Cape Town, but it is, furthermore, one of the most extraordinary boutique hotels in the region. Following a complete renovation in 2014, the outstanding architecture offers an abundance of light and fantastic panoramic views of South Africa’s wine-growing world. The interiors are exclusively appointed with African art, finest materials and state-of-the-art comfort. Unique is the service philosophy nurtured by Dalené Claassens who offers guests a veritable home-away-from-home, with stunning, spacious rooms all offering breathtaking views. And last but not least are the superb cuisine and the delectable home-produced wines.
Virgin Limited Edition by Sir Richard Branson