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Franschhoek Pass

Regional road R45 (Western Cape) | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek, South Africa
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

When you finished Shopping and eating in franshoek take a Drive up the Mountain , you get a magnifiscent view over the Winelands , very Nice

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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Stunning scenery on the drive into Franschhoek, plenty of places to stop and take photos. There are several wineries en route, but not much fun for the driver!

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Wellington, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

One of the passes one gets never tired of driving through. The scenery changes dramatically as one descends. Highly recommended

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Munich, Germany
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Drive up when no clouds. Fantastic view over the whole valley. We saw baboons driving up, really funny. Just don't get out of the car.

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West London
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115 reviews 115 reviews
74 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If visiting from the Cape Town area take the time to go through the Pass. No need to go back through Franschoek to get back to Cape Town, follow the pass and join up with the N2. Great scenery all the way

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England
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67 reviews 67 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Car heaven! Drive the twisty climb and admire your surroundings, gorgeous on a sunny day and wine at the end.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Entered & left Franschoek thru the pass. View of the valley on entering was beautiful. Saw baboon family on the road...charming.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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164 reviews 164 reviews
58 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Every corner a pleasant surprise, this must rate with some of the best drives in the World. Having covered 3,000 Kms on The Garden Route we were never bored and would do it all again.

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Boston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was driving , so I could only get glimpses- just beautiful. Next time I'm the passenger. If you have a fear of heights, this may be a little too much for you.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We drove through the Franschhoek Pass this morning. There was low cloud and it was drizzly but nonetheless stunning!

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