If you are looking to escape the city, but don’t want to give up luxury, look no further than Mont Rochelle in Franschoek. Nestled among mountain vineyards that date back almost three centuries, Mont Rochelle is a property intent on satisfying all your senses, with spectacular scenery, five-star service, and gourmet treats from sun up to sun down. Once you arrive nobody will blame you for not wanting to leave. In fact they’ll be happy to bring you a glass of wine and prepare a picnic basket for you to enjoy by the pool.
It’s not often that one gets to stay in a national monument, but guests at the Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl not only get pampered with every luxury, they also get to enjoy the aesthetic of the classic, restored architecture and pristine farmlands that make up the hotel property. The Grande Roche Hotel is ideally suited for the travelling wine lover with its perfect location within minutes of the best vineyards in the region. Even better, the Grande Roche brings some of the best winemakers to you with their ongoing wine and dine, winemaker dinners.
While we might be travelling to South Africa with wine in mind, the allure of the majestic wild game that roams these lands surely must prove irresistible. The Buffelsfontein Game Nature Reserve is conveniently located in Swartland, offering its visitors the chance to see lions, giraffes, zebra, and springbok, among other treasures, just a short drive from the guest houses that dot the property. In fact, the guest houses are located within viewing distance of many favored watering holes, so if you don’t feel like taking a drive, just sit back and watch the African wildlife unfold just beyond your doorstep. 8 The Houw Hoek Inn in Grabouw
The Houw Hoek Inn is the oldest hotel in South Africa, which is saying quite a lot in this well-preserved country. The oldest section of the hotel dates from 1779, while additional event spaces that comprise the hotel grounds are ensconced in converted farm buildings, in order to preserve the historic nature of the property. This peaceful property, among the hills of Overberg, is just an hour from Cape Town but a world, and maybe two centuries, away.
South Africa can meet all your needs, from Luxurious to Wild
Mont Rochelle Hotel and Vineyards
The Mont Rochelle Hotel and Vineyard combines life among the vines with first class accommodations. Plan on lounging by the pool, hitting the gym, taking a pony for a gallop, and then getting a massage, all while enjoying gourmet cuisine and award-wining wines. And did we mention the scenery?Buffelsfontein Game and Nature Reserve
With amazing natural beauty and incredible biodiversity, South Africa is one of the world's great destinations for nature lovers. The Buffelsfontein Game Reserve is conveniently close to Cape Town, yet ideal for witnessing the raw beauty of South Africa's natural wonders.