Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends Are Guaranteed Food For The Soul

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; 13 and 14 November or 4 and 5 December, 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

• 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.

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.


Contact Us

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