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

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Durban, South Africa
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A beautiful drive! We hired a car and spent a few nights in Franschhoek and were advised to drive the area to get the real feel of the Western Cape. Wine farms and great food venues along the Pass

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New Egypt, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We took this route on our way from Knysna to Franschhoek. Most of this route is through the mountains with lots of sharp twists and turns in the road. The scenery is lovely and their are a number of lookout points where on can stop for a photo op. The one directly above Franshhoek is a must.

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Cornwall England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We drove the pass arriving from Karoo NP. The views at the top are amazing. Drive carefully as the next day there was a terrible accident and 3 people were sadly killed. Cyclists use the pass so you need to watch out for them speeding down and allow plenty of room on the bends.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

An excellent way to spend the day. Driving over Franschhhoek Pass is not something to do in a hurry. The scenery is outstanding and well worth the drive, but drive slowly

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It's seems like a great drive until the mist and rain practically stop you from moving on, with limited visibility in the mist, I thought it was quite dangerous

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Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I arrived at Franschhoek early so I availed myself to drive the pass. In South Africa there are very few road barriers, plus you drive on the left hand side of the road. So I am going up the pass with little room to spare on the left. I must have been going about 10 mph. When people would stack... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Drive from Villiersdorp to Franchhoek over the pass. Its absolutely the best! The views are stunning and you are rewarded with a visit to Franchhoek and all that it has to offer. I have done the pass may times on a motorcycle which, in my opinion, is the best way to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Great views breath taking. Not for those afraid of heights or twisty windy roads 😄. The scenery is amazing looking down and back then as you climb you get a real sense of the force of nature. There were so many cyclists the day we went up. Must be barking

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

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