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Franschhoek Pass

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Address: Regional road R45 (Western Cape) | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa

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The pass is spectacular. The road can be scary at times, and you need to choose a safe place to stop. You can see the whole of the valley. Heading away from Franschhoek the... read more

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The pass is spectacular. The road can be scary at times, and you need to choose a safe place to stop. You can see the whole of the valley. Heading away from Franschhoek the geography becomes even more stunning with stark mountains and valleys.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Climbing Franschhoek Pass by bike is a breathtaking experience due to the efforts made and the views you get.

Thank brunel_andy
Caledon, South Africa
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful and thought provoking as I soak up the folding hills and deep valleys and carefully negotiate the roller coaster twists and turns with awesome views around every corner.

Thank Verna2014
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just outside Franschoek, the road climbs. You will see the spots to pull over. Do so, and you will be rewarded with a great perspective for viewing the valley and, of course, for photographs.

Thank Arthur H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see if you are in the area. Fabulous view over the Franschhoek valley. The whole area is definitely worth visiting.

Thank Julien H
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Capetown from the UK in Feb 2017 with my husband. We had to drive through the pass franschhoek pass as one of our must see. Boy were we not prepared for the views, scenic, mountains. It was just amazing. The roads are safe, don't drive too fast as there are many blind spots but all drivers were safe. There... More 

Thank lindalenn
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Please do not miss this Pass!! It is beautifull!! Drive to the top and see the amazing views over Franschhoek.

Thank Andre H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Beautiful view and a lovely drive. Very high, but a nice experience. Something to tick of your bucket list

Thank Desire L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We approached Franschhoek over the Franschhoek Pass and this amazing valley came into view. It was a lovely drive. We drove past the reservoir on the way and saw for ourselves the very low levels of water. The whole area has only 16% of its capacity left. Lovely place to stop and walk.

Thank cjr_10
Lingfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm just glad I wasn't driving! Stunning. On certain Sunday's there's a 'Biker Fest' when loads, and I mean LOADS of Harley's, Triumphs and all sorts descend on Franschhoek for a Biker Breakfast and then a run through the Pass. The views are mind-blowing, though not sure the two wheelers can see them ;)

Thank mrsbridgetdavey

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