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Franschhoek Pass

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Address: Regional road R45 (Western Cape) | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek, South Africa

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Baboons and the view worth the ride up

Went there in the evening but due to the lights no pictures taken but enjoyed the evening view. Next morning, great pictures of the valley as well as the dozens of baboons which... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went there in the evening but due to the lights no pictures taken but enjoyed the evening view. Next morning, great pictures of the valley as well as the dozens of baboons which stroll the road along. Great fun.

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you don't come into Franschoek via the pass, make it a point to drive it before or when you leave. It is easy and spectacular and rewards you with picture postcard views of the valley.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A good starting off point for walking. Dnn't worry about the odd leopard - they are smaller here :) Views from the top and on the way down to Franschhoek are lovely

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This road cones in from the dam and is quite breathtaking and a engineering feat. The views of the valley and the city are just jaw dropping. Fabulous pass drive.

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Hermanus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Travelling from Hermanus to Franschhoek and back again the next day gave us the opportunity of experiencing the Franschhoek Pass in both directions. The views are amazing especially travelling to Franschhoek.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and worth the drive in this direction. As long as you don't mind driving up and down a mountain on a windy road.

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great drive. We were recommended to come this way from our guesthouse in Montague. The vista is beautiful

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views with hairpin bends. We were on our way to Roberston. Depressing though to see the low levels of water in the dam.

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Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove the Franschoek pass on my way back to Cape Town, after a day in Theewaterskloof dam. Great view. Mesmerizing !!

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Bathurst, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unlike the amusing u-tube Red Bull driver. A must watch video but don't try it on your own. Unrivalled views of the town and fynbos.

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