Richard Branson's Business Trips Put Everyone Else's Vacations to Shame
Richard Branson never has a problem getting reservations at some of the world’s most exclusive hotels — not because he’s lucky, but rather because he happens to own a good number of them.
“Extremely lucky to be able to visit Mont Rochelle when in South Africa on business,” Branson wrote in the caption of a new Instagram photo. “Always have such a wonderful stay. Kept to my New Years resolutions and got up early to play tennis and go hiking.”
Branson is of course talking about Virgin Limited Edition’s Mont Rochelle hotel, the 26-bedroom resort and vineyard located an hour from Cape Town in the town of Franschhoek in South Africa.
There, like Branson, people can play tennis, explore the grounds, go horseback riding or trout fishing, rent bikes, or adventure even further into town with guided tours. And certainly guests can find plenty of places to kick back and relax as well, like next to the heated pool that has a full service bar and at an on-site spa ready to service all your needs.
“This truly is one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa, a country I’ve been a regular visitor to for many years,” Branson wrote in the introduction to the hotel. “During your time with us I hope you get the opportunity to try some of the fantastic wines produced in the region and experience some of the local hospitality - I always make a point of doing so!”
But, if for some reason this gorgeous Branson-owned hotel doesn’t do it for you, you could always try staying at his hotel in Morocco known as the Kasbah Tamadot. There, guests can also experience the adventure of a lifetime as the property sits at the base of the Atlas Mountains that span across Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.
And surely, if you love vacations, islands, and luxury, Branson’s private island estate Necker Island is the kind of place for you.
Though if none of these over-the-top destinations fits your needs, don’t worry, Branson has more resorts for you to choose from, and probably a few more in the works that we don’t even know about yet.