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

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Wonderful scenic drive

Wonderful drive with beautiful views across the valley. It was cold and blustery but we enjoyed it anyway. As a bonus, we saw a large troop of baboons.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful drive with beautiful views across the valley. It was cold and blustery but we enjoyed it anyway. As a bonus, we saw a large troop of baboons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Breathtaking views, magnificent scenery. It was a cold and windy day but the drive still managed to give surprises around every corner. Tip: take a picnic basket with you for a quick stop along the side of the road. The view from the top is amazing1

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Melkbosstrand, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Beautiful views of Franschoek. You can just drive to the top and back from Franschoek or use it to get to Villiersdorp or back onto the N2.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The view from this mountain drive is truly spectacular. A highlight of doing a wine route is "tackling" this beautiful mountain pass

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A beautiful pass with winding curves between Franschhoek and Villiersdorp. Ideal for a scenic drive on a Sunday - before or after a lunch at one of the many restaurants in Franschhoek.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A bit scary for passengers. The pass creates a test of driver road skills and prowess. Excellent views. Great places to stop and take in the many vistas

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Lovely area to visit we did as part a driving tour whilst we stayed in Stelenboch and it was great to drive around and would recommend major Dutch inflow nice in the area great place

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The hague
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Fantastic views. Great for a challnging cycle ride. Watch for the motorbikes some going too fast around the corners.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

On our way home from Swellendam on 27 April 2015 my son decided to leave the busy N2 and take a drive towards Villiersdorp and then over FranschHoek pass. It is a beautiful pass at any time of year. In summer all the Proteas are in bloom but in the autumn the trees have different hues. It has lots of... More 

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Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Breathtaking winding views over this pass, the view down through the valley and across the mountain range is second to none.

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

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