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

Amazing views, smooth tarmac and fun to drive up and back down again.... look out for the baboons that tend to sit in the road

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jamesw-yorkshire
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing Drive through the first parts of the pass. Trip back was ruined by over aggressive driver trailing behind. Keep your wits about you and drive safe!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kmlester2014
Reviewed 6 days ago

We drove through this pass for fun one day (and back) and then because it was en route to our next stop in our trip. Each time the weather was clear and calm and it was a great route to drive - the roads are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CultureVultureCamb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent pavement and variety of turns combined with panoramic views! Watch for cyclists and slower traffic but great mountain drive. Now if you only had a choice of cars from the Franschhoek Motor Museum - the Austro-Daimler Bergmeister or Ferrari 599?

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tandemcha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went over the pass on a beautiful day and the views were spectacular. Well worth travelling over this pass. We did get held up due to filming of a commercial!!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fully paved road and well worth the effort as the views are spectacular. Between Franschoek and Villiersdorp the scenery varies from agricultural landscape to mountains and the dam. Beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VanninLady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pass with breathtaking views. I was shooting a car advertisement on the pass when we experienced a cloud cover directly above us and over the entire pass. It was if I was standing in another world in the clouds. Amazing

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 82JamesW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful views on this road but not for the faint hearted. It was very windy the day we travelled this and at times a bit unnerving because of that. It is a stunning road to drive and was one of the highlights of our trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Grimentz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a drive to see the full valley below, not too far by car from the heart of the town. It's an easy way to get excellent views without hiking. However, strongly recommend just continuing on to the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve and experiencing the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 25wanderlings
Reviewed 5 November 2018

A breathtaking drive. Absolutely beautiful and when the weather is really cold, the highest peaks are full of snow. We loved seeing the dam a bit fuller....bring on the rain!

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.
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.