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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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Spectacular. Cycle it!!

Franschhoek is really a one road type of town. You either go left (To Stellenbosch) or right and ascend the Franschhoek Pass. I would recommend the latter. We cycled up. It is... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Franschhoek is really a one road type of town. You either go left (To Stellenbosch) or right and ascend the Franschhoek Pass. I would recommend the latter. We cycled up. It is about 10km from central Franschhoek and will take about 45mins of continuous ascent to get to the pass, but the gradient seldom gets above 7% and so it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best seen at dawn when sun rise over mountain behind you and then lights up the valley below. Drive up to main stop at top,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Passing thru Franschhoek took the Pass road to see this spectular place. We visited at 12 0'clock - great views over the valley.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely breathtaking views across the landscape. We stopped here on the way home and were amazed by the views. You can really appreciate how the area is nested between the mountains from here.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our guest house was situated at the bottom of the Pass and whilst the views were wonderful from there they got better the higher we went. There are viewing areas on the road which snakes over the mountain, well worth a detour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For some epic scenery and photo opportunities jump in the car and take the drive to see Franshoek from above in all its glory.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the detour if needs be to see this great view, A lovely drive as you approach Franschoek.

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Knysna, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of stopping places along this road to photograph, or just enjoy, the views over the Franschhoek valley.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must drive for any visitor to Franschhoek. The scenery is spectacular! The views are limitless. The sunsets are breathtaking! No visit to Franschhoek is complete without a stopover along the pass to enjoy this beautiful country!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

wow what a place. amazing views over the Franshoek valley and a exciting drive over the Pass. For motorbike rides a pure ride of excitement.

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