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Regional road | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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A picturesque drive over a pass between Franschhoek and Villiersdorp. The road is good but extreme care must be exercised as there are many sharp bends a few places for overtaking. One big disadvantage is that it is single lane and a large number of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank King041
Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed driving up the pass. you can view the whole valley from up the mountain. It was a bit windy the first day we drove up, but was great and sunny the second time. it's not too far from the centre of Franschoek so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank asandab2013
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed in Franschhoek during the Christmas and drove twice and love the view. There are many view point and you can stop on the way for the beautiful view of valley of Franschhoek.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank april03052015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in the area you must drive over as views to mountains and valley are awesome! Beware of motor bikes as the locals love a good burn up from 6am in the morning at weekend!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank johnhG6702BU
Reviewed 1 week ago

We come from the Garden Route. At first we pass a reservoir. Then we go down to Franschhoek via this pass. We stop a few times to have some pics. This is a beautiful entrance to town.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Claus S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic drive down into Franschoek from the mountains. There are truly some spectacular views and some great vantage points to stop at on the way down. Beware of the troops of baboons however!

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

Fantastic run just outside Franschhoek and the baboons are normally around plenty of places to stop to take pictures as well

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JGraham12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come ans see Frenchhoek. Scenic and beautiful spot. Good possibilty to see the town from a different Perspektive incl. die neighbouring Mountain and vinyards.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank frankw46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came through the Franschhoek Pass after leaving the town and enjoyed fine views back into the valley. We also had a paraglider for company which added to the enjoyment of the drive.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TracyC62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As someone who loves wine as well as the the town of Franschhoek, this is a worthwhile, free and quick journey to make. Driving to the top allows you to command views right across the length and breadth. It is beautiful and a natural scene...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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12 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.