Sneak Peek: Mont Rochelle, Franschhoek, South Africa

The quaint Franschhoek country house Mont Rochelle gets a posh makeover.

Why Go: Richard Branson’s high-end hospitality arm Virgin Limited Edition has taken over a well-liked country-house hotel in South African wine country. Mont Rochelle already had going for it a great chef and a scenic hilltop location in Franschhoek—a haven of wine tours, fine food, and luxury resorts. But the decor was drab and a few areas needed updating. Enter Virgin, a chic hospitality collective of six resorts, one restaurant and …

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