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Address: Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 21 876 3000
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Great place owned by Richard Branson

Wonderful place. Super interior, nice outdoor seating. Super service.Good reds and whites. You can even play boules outside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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127 reviews 127 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Wonderful place. Super interior, nice outdoor seating. Super service.Good reds and whites. You can even play boules outside.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
4 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

After staying twice at Kasbah Tamadot we were looking forward to our stay this evening!very disappointed x no return x crap x no staff x terrible

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Hi Catherine, Once again I’d like to offer my apologies, I was very sorry to hear of your disappointment during your stay. I really hope that we managed to turn it around for you and that you will come back to visit us in the future for a stay that you can remember for all the right reasons. Should you... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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162 reviews 162 reviews
30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This place is in a great setting, along a dirt road. We visited in the middle of the day and the staff seemed to be focussed on being ready for the lunch service. The wines were good. It just needed more effort when there are so many good wineries around.

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Mont Rochelle, I’m glad that you had the opportunity to visit us and enjoy the views and wine. I’m sorry that you felt that our staff were focused on lunch service, I've passed on this feedback and it has certainly been taken on board. I hope to be able to welcome you... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We went to Mont Rochelle for a wine tasting and little did we know we'd get an all round experience. We were absolutely charmed by the passionate explanations, the wonderful staff, and the absolutely superb quality of the food. I highly recommend the cheese platter and chutneys to go with the wines or as a starter, they are just great.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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135 reviews 135 reviews
41 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We arrived on horseback in need of some wine and a soft seat, which there was plenty of, the wine I mean. I might have been hot and tired from the ride but I don't recall anyone telling us that Mont Rochelle was owned by Richard Branson? (Saw it in the glasses and googled it). The lady was not the... More 

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Berkshire
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Just opened- and Mr Branson's latest acquisition. You can stay at hotel and go to dinner at Indochine restaurant- or just visit and go for a wine tasting and casual lunch. Superb views across the valley and great friendly service.

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Johannesburg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Really slow service at wine tasting and uninformed staff. Not what we expected from Richard Branson. The farm has such a rich heritage but we were super disappointed in the atmosphere, service and staff. The wine was also below average compared to what we expected. Pricing cheap and quality too.

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Ireland, Indiana
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93 reviews 93 reviews
11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Gem of a place to stay, recently refurbished, excellent service and good food. Mini bar provides all your needs with welcome No Charge! A first

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Bellville, South Africa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I can definitely suggest to stop here if you are doing the wine tram. The views from Mont Rochelle is breathtaking, and the restaurant / tasting room is modern and try to maximise the views by having open terraces where you could enjoy your wine. We stopped here to have a picnic. Albeit a bit pricey (but worth it) the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This was our first stop on the Franschhoek Wine Tram. There were around 15 other people that were with us from the tram, so they had quite a lot of people to attend to at the same time. Because the wine tram runs on a set timetable the wineries should be able to anticipate crowds of people, however there was... More 

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