The Western Cape winter weather goes hand in hand with roaring fires, filling meals and warming red wines and there’s no better place to lap it up than in Franschhoek. A trip to Franschhoek takes just over an hour form your cape town self-catering accommodation and is like stepping into the French countryside for a weekend breather.
Not only are the valleys and fields gorgeous to look at but you’ll find every kind of belly-filling delight you could wish for in this part of the world.
Why You Should Take a Trip to Franschhoek this Winter
When you visit Franschhoek on a day trip from Cape Town you’ll find warm hospitality to soothe away your winter blues. Wine estates and restaurants are open for business as usual and you’ll find that the crowds are much diminished at this time of year.
This gives you a chance to experience the true nature of this pastoral destination and enjoy activities in relative solitude compared to the busy summer months.
An Added Attraction for 2018
This year, the popular Mystery Weekend package has returned to wow discerning travellers with specially selected experiences that remain a surprise until the last minute.
Here’s how it works. You simply select your package in a price range that suits you for 2 days of bliss in the winelands where you’ll be wined, dined and delighted to your heart’s content.
The adventure beings when you arrive at Leopards Leap Family Vineyards and although walk-ins can be accommodated, it’s preferable to book early to avoid disappointment.
Each package includes 2 nights of accommodation, an undisclosed event on the Friday night, dinner on Saturday night, lunch on Sunday and a range of experiences that correspond with the weather and whatever’s on the go during the weekend.
All the details are only revealed on arrival but you can decide whether you want the Premium, Superior, Deluxe or Ultimate Experience according to your budget. Prices start from around R5 300 per couple.
Not only is this an incredibly good deal, but you can rest-assured that whatever it is you will be doing in Franschhoek is bound to be top-drawer and infinitely memorable.
Mystery Weekends are perfect for an adventurous couple’s getaway and are taking place the weekend of 27 July and 24 August this year.
Start planning the ultimate couple’s escape, by spending some time shopping and partying up a storm in your luxury Cape Town self-catering accommodation before you head out to Franschhoek for an intimate 2-night escape.