Franschhoek Wine Valley

Halloween: The Show Must Go On Mystery Game Eventn at Le Petit Manoir

You are invited to join a murder mystery where you get caught up in a moment frozen in time to revisit the scene of a heinous crime; a Big Top circus that burnt to ash in a blazing inferno almost a century ago.

According to old newspaper clippings, there were no survivors and the cause of the fire was never determined. Locals claim that every year on the anniversary of the fire the flickering lights of the Big Top Circus can be seen in the distance beckoning passersby to buy a ticket to the infernal show. Those who had the courage to investigate or innocently bought a ticket reported that the Big Top would crash down amidst screams of horror at midnight before the spectre would disappear leaving them standing in an empty field.

What happened over a century ago? Can the mystery be solved and spirits be laid to rest. Or will the troupe be doomed to relive that horrible night for an eternity?

Expect a Big Top horror with clowns, freak show artists and circus performers in desperate need to move on.

Dress code: Deadly Circus Performers/Freaks
Date: Friday, 02 November 2019
Time: 18:30
Venue: Le Petit Manoir, 54 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek
Cost: R600pp including welcome drink, 4-course dinner and mystery to solve.

RSVP: We plan to email the top secret characters on 26/10/2017.

Get your tickets here 


Welcome drink and canapes:
Corn dogs
Tuzazu glazed lollipops
Beef croquettes

Duck liver parfait grave, brioche tomb stone, mushroom soil, mushroom rocks, dark chocolate twigs

Main course:
Beef Sirloin, blood pickled beetroot puree, roasted beetroots and beef jus

Popcorn Rocky truffle

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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.


Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.


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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861