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A drive worth doing

Stunning views of mountains and valley scenery. Good road surfaces making it a pleasure to drive... read more

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Hazel H
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Hairpin Turns but thrilling

Be careful driving through this pass but it fun and exhilarating. The reward of the town of... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Hazel H
Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Besides the great view at the pass, the road on the way is gorgeous. It is a relatively short drive from town, and worth a visit and a picture. I wouldn't say it is a must, but is a nice view and another activity besides...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely drive. Even if you don't have any where specific to go. Lots of small areas to pull over. A hike en route too should you wish.

Thank Naeem B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best place to go in the sunset. The views of the valley were amazing and you can park your car and have a picnic.

Thank AlessandroRios
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing sightseeing with mountains, flowers and the dam! Worth to be driven in both directions! Hiking possibilities.

Thank ALFi1281
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This pass is certainly one of my favorite "local" passes to drive on. In fact, I make a point of heading to the top nearly every time I visit Franschhoek. In the winter, the pass has seen snow on it and around the surrounding peaks...More

Thank LifeOfMike
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Why drive for hours snow hunting when you can visit Mont Rochelle - impressive scenery! Hiked up to Breakfast Rock and then on to Uitkyk - the paths are well marked and well maintained.

Thank Sophia M
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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.