The Travel Architect visits Mont Rochelle – Franschhoek

Whilst staying in Franschhoek I visited Mont Rochelle which was re opened in September this year as part of the Virgin Limited Edition programme owned by Sir Richard Branson.

No expense has been spared with the interior design of the 22 bedrooms and suites and communal areas.

The property also has 2 restaurants, a bar,gym and spa along with an outdoor pool. All this on a 37 hectare vineyard.

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Feedback from South Africa

It’s all part of The Travel Architect service to go the extra mile when booking clients and great to get feedback.

I’ve just received this from clients currently in South Africa

Hi Fiona
Once again a big thank you for arranging little treats with all the lodges. They have all been absolutely beautiful and we have been made very welcome
Four Rosmead for our last few nights
Just had dinner at Mama Africa’s with great live music but an early night to start the sight seeing tomorrow

Hi Fiona
Arrived safely at Plumwood Inn
It is lovely. Had a great meal – in the dark as the electricity had gone out.
Looking forward to the wine tram tomorrow
Loved Umkumbe and sorry to leave.
Thanks for organising the wine surprise ! Everything has exceeded expectations !

La Residence – Franschhoek

My recent stay at La Residence was an amazing experience. The attention to detail within the rooms and in the public areas is outstanding!

It rightly deserves it’s recent award of ” the worlds best hotel ”

Well done to Liz Biden the owner of The Royal Portfolio group of hotels along with the GM, Edward Morton and all the staff.

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Paying respects to Nelson Mandela.

We drove the ten minutes from our Franschhoek address to Drakenstein Correctional Centre, to pay our respects to Nelson Mandela.
Mr Mandela spent the final 3 years of his imprisonment here, in what he called his ‘gilded cage’..

A sombre, yet celebratory atmosphere greeted us, as we joined others in laying flowers, signing the condolences book and staring down the infamous ‘road to freedom’ and remembering the incredible belief and achievement that was his life.
RIP Nelson Mandela.

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