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Franschhoek Pass

Regional road | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Stunning views... Protea heaven

Traveling from the N2 to Franschhoek, the Franschhoek pass is the highest point before entering the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
reginafug
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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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Amazing views and brutal hills...when you're on a bike

Amazing stunning scenery. Shame about the burn in my thighs as I cycled up there! It's a tough... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rach_Colley
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London
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  • Average2%
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“stunning views” (58 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (23 reviews)
“hairpin bends” (10 reviews)
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Regional road | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling from the N2 to Franschhoek, the Franschhoek pass is the highest point before entering the lovely town. There are a few safe places to stop your car, and get out of the car, and take it all in. The proteas, of many types are...More

Thank reginafug
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing stunning scenery. Shame about the burn in my thighs as I cycled up there! It's a tough climb but worth it for the views. I will be back!

Thank Rach_Colley
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well maintained road and mountain pass with several pullover areas to take in views - but getting out of vehicle may be difficult depending on baboons loitering nearby. Thoroughly enjoyed the sights and valley views.

Thank Emanpee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After the chocolate buying the Mother's day drive went over the Pass. It is always nice to have someone else drive while you take photos. It was late afternoon so some of the mountains were in shadow. Everytime I am on this drive I am...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Franschhoek Pass winds down the mountains for miles before you actually reach Franschhoek. The views are wonderful and you can pull in to one of the many parking/viewing points to take photos or admire the scenery.

Thank Kathryn G
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We went over the pass yesterday on our way back to Worcester...and it's an amazing drive. Can't wait to try it on the bike!

Thank Atell R
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We took this road out of town and really enjoyed the spectacular views as we winded our way around the hill side road. I would not recommend this road for an evening or night time drive if you are a visitor/tourist. However a daylight drive...More

Thank Garey C
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Some great views as you drive up the mountain out of Franschoek but when you invariably step out of the car to marvel at the valley below make sure you don't look directly down at the all the rubbish in the ditches as it distracts...More

1  Thank mrfastidious
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

If you have a car you definitely should go for a drive across the pass. Even if you don't there are hikes possible and you will be rewarded with stunning nature and a completely different landscape.

Thank Alexandra G
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Wow! We hired a Hyundai i10. Lovely car but wish we had a V8 on this road! The road is full of twists & turns. The views are breathtaking with lots of places to stop and take photo's. From the lush green of Franshhoek you...More

Thank Heidi W
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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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