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Regional road | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

We drove through this pass for fun one day (and back) and then because it was en route to our next stop in our trip. Each time the weather was clear and calm and it was a great route to drive - the roads are...More

Thank CultureVultureCamb
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent pavement and variety of turns combined with panoramic views! Watch for cyclists and slower traffic but great mountain drive. Now if you only had a choice of cars from the Franschhoek Motor Museum - the Austro-Daimler Bergmeister or Ferrari 599?

Thank tandemcha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went over the pass on a beautiful day and the views were spectacular. Well worth travelling over this pass. We did get held up due to filming of a commercial!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fully paved road and well worth the effort as the views are spectacular. Between Franschoek and Villiersdorp the scenery varies from agricultural landscape to mountains and the dam. Beautiful.

Thank VanninLady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pass with breathtaking views. I was shooting a car advertisement on the pass when we experienced a cloud cover directly above us and over the entire pass. It was if I was standing in another world in the clouds. Amazing

Thank 82JamesW
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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

Thank 25wanderlings
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 28 October 2018

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 28 October 2018

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

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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.