Suffering from lockdown blues and chomping at the bit to explore your ‘neighbourhood’? Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends – an all-inclusive winelands weekend getaway – is guaranteed to curb any lockdown cabin fever. Now that leisure travel has resumed this is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a weekend of surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence, with the added attraction that your entire weekend is taken care of without you having to book for anything.
Traditionally the weekends are held during the colder months, but this year you get to experience the magic of Franschhoek during the Summer months. Opt for either the weekend of 16 and 17 October 2020; 13 and 14 November 2020 or 4 and 5 December 2020, but don’t delay in booking as these weekends sell out fast.
Whilst the rest of the country may have been in limbo during lockdown, Franschhoek establishments have been busy behind-the-scenes gearing up for these highly anticipated weekends and includes all that the valley is famous for. A collection of Franschhoek accommodation (B&B’s, guesthouses and hotels), award-winning wines, delicious cuisine and bespoke experiences. Expect to find a few changes when visiting the valley, which include a handful of ‘reinvented’ restaurants as well as a few new experiences. All of these are guaranteed to make your two-day escape memorable and ready to plan your next visit. These popular weekends are ideally suited to couples, seeking time out and a change of scenery from what has become our new normal.
Your experience starts with an exclusive check in event planned for all guests. Mingle over a glass of wine before opening your special Mystery Weekend box, which contains all of the exciting details as to where you’ll be staying, where you’ll be dining and what you’ll be experiencing.
Although most of your weekend is pre-planned there is ample time to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the village to browse the local market, art galleries and bespoke boutique ateliers you’re bound to discover.
Choose between three fabulous packages on offer, which are categorized according to their accommodation offerings.
Ultimate (R8 750 per couple) – The crème de la crème of accommodation in the valley.
Superior (R5 950 per couple) – Stylish boutique hotels and guest houses.
Premium (R5 700 per couple) – Premium self-catering accommodation in the heart of the valley. Breakfast is provided on both dates.
The cost per couple includes the following:
• Two nights’ accommodation;
• Breakfast daily;
• A surprise event on the Friday night;
• Dinner on the Saturday night;
• A light lunch on the Sunday;
• A selection of fun filled bespoke Franschhoek experiences which will be revealed upon your check and are guaranteed to be memorable.
For bookings or queries please contact Carmen Arendse on firstname.lastname@example.org.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
• Rates are for two persons sharing per weekend;
• Full payment confirms your booking;
• Not transferable and non-refundable;
• No children or infants allowed.
• Excludes transport and flights.
• Accommodation, meals and activities are not transferable.
• All COVID-19 regulations are adhered to.
Want to know more?
Read about a journalist’s experience at the Mystery Weekend in the July edition of the Khuluma in flight magzine here: khuluma JULY 2018 (PDF)
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For bookings or queries please contact Carmen Arendse on email@example.com. or contact 021 876 2861.
Frequently asked questions
What is a Mystery Weekend?
It is a weekend of surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence in Franschhoek. Ideally suited to couples, the Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are packaged for you and will reveal Franschhoek’s finest wines, world-class cuisine, bespoke experiences and so much more. Please note that you will only find out where you are staying and eating on the day of registration (the Friday of your weekend).
What are the dates for this year’s Mystery Weekends?
Don’t miss out, there are three Mystery Weekends in 2020:
• 16 and 17 October 2020
• 13 and 14 November 2020
• 4 and 5 December 2020
Are the experiences that are part of my package, different to previous Mystery Weekends?
New and old!
Are the experiences that are included in my package compulsory or transferable?
The experiences are not compulsory, but should definitely not be missed. All of the experiences have been carefully handpicked to make your stay more memorable. Please note that none of the experiences are transferable for cash and can not be redeemed at a later date.
What does registration on the Friday entail?
Registration takes place in Franschhoek from 14h00 – 17h00. Come and meet the Mystery Weekend team. Pick your lucky box that has your accommodation and breakfast surprise along with some other treats.
How do I book my Mystery Weekend package?
Simply contact Carmen Arendse via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will assist with the booking and payment options available.
What are the payment options?
In order to confirm the booking we need full pre-payment. You can pay for your booking via credit card or EFT.
Can I cancel my booking?
Unfortunately not. Your booking is 100% non-refundable. But please contact us if you do have a problem, if we can re-sell the room, we are happy to transfer the payment to one of the other dates available in the year, but this cannot be guaranteed.