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Franschhoek Pass

Regional road | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Coming to Franschoek from Robertson valley means that you will drive trough this pass. Beatiful... read more

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sarne
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Sala, Sweden
Alternative back to CT

We took the route via Franschhoek Pass (rather easy drive) - Theewaterskloof Dam and Grabouw back... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stefan T
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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“stunning views” (55 reviews)
“great drive” (22 reviews)
“scenic drive” (18 reviews)
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Regional road | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

Coming to Franschoek from Robertson valley means that you will drive trough this pass. Beatiful experience. Take it easy and enjoy the views.

Thank sarne
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the route via Franschhoek Pass (rather easy drive) - Theewaterskloof Dam and Grabouw back to CT. It was a very scenic alternative to the heavy-traffic Stellenbosch or Paarl routes, but takes about 30min longer. Beware the current road repairs up to Grabouw with...More

Thank Stefan T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Franschhoek Pass is a must see. Beautiful scenes at all turns of the road. Stop at all the spots along the way.

Thank Bill P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic views over Franschhoek. Worth driving up if you have a car or getting a cab to take you up there. If you are lucky you might get to see some baboons on the way up or down: If you drive about another 20 minutes...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning views on the way so take your time - lots of pull in places to enjoy the views so stop off and enjoy.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place to relax on any time of the day or night. Try the upper look out point on a clear fullmoon night. Beautiful views of the village. just love this place.

Thank Herman S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such an incredible drive!!! The scenery is just something special!! Truly worth a drive, no matter what type of car you drive!!

Thank Chantelle T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A far more scenic route out of Franschhoek back to the N1 and the bright lights of Cpt or Jnb. You pass bakkies full of people filling their water containers from the freshwater springs coming down the mountains and get stuck behind slow trucks heaving...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Numerous points to stop off. Best view of Franschhoek near top of pass. Quiet road. Watch out for cyclists. Stop at Haute Cabriere estate for wonderful views over Franschhoek (loads of parking) and picture frame opportunity.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We experienced the pass driving from Hermanus via Villiersdorp. The road is amazing and the view of Franschhoek as you go over the top of the pass are incredible. One of my favourite views in the world!

Thank Nicked2016
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coloradogilda
9 January 2015|
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Response from NigelDCapeTown | Reviewed this property |
All the answers above give the right response, it is a Mountain Pass not a package.
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