Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards, South Africa

Mont Rochelle Holiday Mont Rochelle Pool

Mont Rochelle is the latest addition to the Virgin Limited Edition collection and is located in Franschhoek, a traditional vineyard town in Western Cape Province in South Africa.  This secluded luxury 22-bedroom hotel and vineyard is just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town.

Combining an exclusive location, elegant surroundings, fantastic views and easy access to some of Franschhoek’s finest vineyards and restaurants, Mont Rochelle is definitely one of the best hotels to stay at in the Winelands.

In total there are 22 bedrooms including six suites, which covers in total 100 acres of lush grounds with on-site facilities which include two restaurants, a bar, a gym, a spa, an outdoor swimming pool, wine cellar and of course a stunning 37 hectare vineyard which ensures that there’s always something to do during your stay at Mont Rochelle. More...

September 30, 2014 16:23 by Destinology
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Celebrating luxury travel with Condé Nast

Once again the annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards have been held at a glittering bash in London celebrating all things to do with luxury holidays, where all the most luxurious and best valued hotels, airlines and tourist boards rubbed shoulders and vied for the ultimate accolade in their area.

As ever, awards were presented based on votes cast by the magazine’s own readers, so marks were awarded for all sorts of things, from family friendliness, location and standard to value for money, quality of food and service. More...

September 19, 2011 14:56 by Destinology
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Cape Town Dine Around

If I mentioned Five Flies or Savoy Cabbage I don’t suppose it would inspire you too much but along with Bravado, Magica Roma and Salty Sea Dog to mention but a tiny percent, they form the long list of quality restaurants to be found in and around Cape Town, South Africa

Such is the competition in the area that restaurateurs are being aggressively creative with their marketing in addition to coming up with the goods on the plate.
I’ve had a look at just a few of the menus and can hardly wait to go on a gastro-tour of the region; of course I can also bank on not falling out with my bank manager too as dining out in South Africa is not the sport of kings but superbly affordable.More...

April 21, 2011 16:56 by Destinology
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Car Transfers but not as we know them


Throughout the Destinology programme you will find on offer many exclusive transfer options from Seaplanes to Limmo’s, Helicopters to Bentleys but One&Only Cape Town seem to have taken this concept to a whole new level.

A performers car
The addition of the Maybach Zeppelin 62 S (successor to the original 1930’s Maybach Zeppelin) is the epitome of high-end luxury saloon transport and is being built on a 100 worldwide limited edition basis.

Ultimately stylish and elegant it features jaw-dropping capabilities under the bonnet too with a 6.0-litre V12 biturbo power unit further refined by Mercedes-AMG delivering 471 kW/640 hp (+ 28 hp) and an electronically limited peak torque of 1000 Newton metres; it completes the 0 - 100 km/h sprint in 5.1 seconds and has a limited top speed of 250 km/h. More...

August 31, 2010 10:46 by Destinology
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Chat to us; you'll love it!

We all like to chat and get immediate answers to our holiday questions; when we’re in the zone that’s where we want to stay.

If you visit Destinology you will now see a little chat logo as seen in the photo above; clicking through to this instant text messaging will give you contact with our staff who are eagerly waiting to help you.

Since its introduction this week we have seen an increase in general queries many of which we will be able to answer or give recommendations on immediately.

Questions answered yesterday 10th August included: More...

August 10, 2010 17:18 by Destinology
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