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Regional road | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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During a recent visit to the Franschhoek wine region, we drove through the Franschhoek Pass on our way down from Cape Town. What a beautiful drive! The scenery was fantastic! I’d definitely recommend it, but be very careful as you drive it. It’s hard to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mlowder500
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Husband and I cycled to the top of the pass with 3yo training camps from Stellenbosch. It's an amazing climb but the best bit is the water fountain just before the top of the climb. Exactly the kind of pitstop you need after a long...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jemmaremma
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic views from the top. Well worth the drive. Some,walks,also available at the top some short some longer

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ladywh0lunches
Reviewed 5 days ago

Whilst travelling up (and also down) the Franschhoek pass you have the most magnificent views of the Franschhoek valley below.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Klaus G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a great drive today along the pass, fabulous views. Lots of motorbikes driving a bit mad. Was nice and sunny on way but on way back the clouds came back and clung to the mountains. The fires that happened in February have caused...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Karenee763
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went from Stellensbosch, pass thru Franschhoek (nice town in the wine area) and on our way to the coast, we pass thru this beautiful roads and pass. Scenery with lots of photographic opportunities. Another town for our next trip!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Genesis4ever
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst staying in Franschhoek, a fire broke out on the opposite side of the valley and for about 24 hours, there were lots of ash smuts and smoke in Franschhoek main street. It was sad to see the red glow of the fire after nightfall...More

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

A beautiful road to drive with magnificent scenery and surrounding mountains, well worth a visit.There bare a number of view point where you can stop and take in the scene and get great pictures.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Andrewschoeman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always nice road , sadly most of the area were berned down , but still a beatiful place, worthy of a visit

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 386gertv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first time to travel this way and to go through the pass down to Franschhoek. Stunning views and lovely plants all the way down. I was surprised though that so many trucks carrying apples in boxes were using this road as well so one...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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allgoonholiday
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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.
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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.
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