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Regional road | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

Franschhoek is a very pretty town. Sectacular views from the pass. Interesting Saturday craft market complete with street food and entertainment.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gary S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great views after you leave Franschhoek including heaps of paragliders flying the thermals. Baboons galore but you are strongly advised not to feed them.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CraigMichaelT
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Make sure you have a really great car like a Porsche as the winding road needs to a car that corners on rails!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank joannaa395
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must drive. Won't take you too long and the views are worth it. We made a complete circle of the drive and went through Elgin which is also very pretty and so many orchards filled with fruit at this time of year.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular road with many spots to stop and take in the views. just be careful to stop before you look; the bends are tight!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the top you do get a great opportunity to take some great pictures of Franschhoek & the surrounding wineries. Watch out on some of the tight bends. Your not expecting a ‘dam great baboon’ sat in the middle of the road!!! Would make an...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank miketeresamcb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Leaving Franschhoek we took the magnificent Pass on our way to Ootshorn, scenery was breathtaking at times, magnificent views of the Mountains and valleys.Although some parts of the Mountain drive needed 100% concentration for the driver, twisting continuos bends. but it was worth the effort.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alex h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great few hours drive up from Franschhoek. Look out for the baboons on the hill up. Fab views and photos opportunities.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JP070766
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our way from the Elgin Valley to Franschhoek we crossed the mountains via this pass. As with most roads in South Africa it was well maintained with wonderful views of the valley and Franschhoek below. It's easy to stop and enjoy the views. Well...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank leod349
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

glad we took this route, very scenic approach to Franschhoek. The road surface was good, slightly inferior to the main road Plett to Cape Town, but still good. Do not follow google shortcuts as that took us via some unfinished road, so stick to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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11 January 2019|
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Response from Chuckmyster | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know, I only travel through the pass and haven't stopped.
Lauren P
24 October 2018|
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Response from Stuart P | Reviewed this property |
You can drive from Stellenbosch to Franschoek via the Helshoogte pass and from Franschoek drive up the Franschoek pass for great views over the valley. Return via the same route.