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This pass is amazing.

Beautiful views on this road but not for the faint hearted. It was very windy the day we travelled... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth a drive to see the full valley below, not too far by car from the heart of the town. It's an... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days 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.

Thank Grimentz
Reviewed 4 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank AudreyH1637
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly dramatic drive although sadly very hazy when we did it and the reservoirs the other side very low so not looking at its best ...if approaching Franschhoek from the north try and plan your route to take it in on the way in.

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled from the Robertson valley to Worcester and headed for the pass leading to Franschhoek via Villiersdorp. The drive to get to the pass was beautiful enough but then those winding roads gaining elevation and using the numerous stopping off points near Mont Rochelle...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always take the opportunity to do this route from Franshhoek to Grabouw via the Theowaters Kloof dam with a stop at the farm stall near Houw Hoek.

Thank MartinMGB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning views of mountains and valley scenery. Good road surfaces making it a pleasure to drive through the 13k pass.

Thank Hazel H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be careful driving through this pass but it fun and exhilarating. The reward of the town of Franschhoek at the end is well worth the ride

Thank jonjo7
Reviewed 4 October 2018

WE journeyed from Franschoek to Grabouw via the Franschoek Pass. Such scenic beauty and a bird's eye view of Franschoek

Thank stleonard64
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The pass is at times the only sensible route depending on where you need to go. Factor in enough time because this is a slow drive with many curves. The view looking on to Franschhoek is beautiful. Do note that there are areas in the...More

Thank Jacolien Y
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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.