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Address: Regional road R45 (Western Cape) | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek, South Africa
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very impressive way to enter Franchhoek from the south. we were behind a lorry with noway to pass. most off the viewing stops were the coming out way

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very impressive way to enter Franchhoek from the south. we were behind a lorry with noway to pass. most off the viewing stops were the coming out way

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take your time going over this pass. The road is good, the scenery out of this world. Traffic was reasonably light when we did this trip in February

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take the drive out of Franschhoek up and over the mountain towards Villiersdorp. Unparalleled views and fantastic scenery. The only way to drive after a memorable stay in the beautiful town of Franschhoek

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a magnificent drive over the Franschhoek pass with stunning views of gorgeous scenery, well worth the trip - and you might see some baboons as well!

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Thank Murdoch S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning views...... Awesome day drive.... Not to be missed by any traveller or visitor to Franschhoek

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually rented a villa just below Franschhoek Pass (Franschhoek Pass Villas). The drive there over the pass was spectacular and we enjoyed the same view from our villa for several days.

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Thank drkhs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took this route, from Franchhoek, which was along way to Capetown...close to 2 hours drive. The scenery up the mountains and looking down Franchhoek is so beautiful. It's worth the driver

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the top of the pass is the Mount Rochelle Nature Reserve which has a number of spectacular walking trails through the fynbos, anything from 1-6 hours. Fairly rugged, go prepared. Permits are necessary; available at the gate (if open) or from Franshhoek tourist info centre.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove completely through the pass from Franschhoek and had to keep stopping to enjoy the views. Also whilst staying in Franschhoek we got up early on my birthday to enjoy a glass of fizz and breakfast up on one of the top viewing points to watch sunrise, unfortunately the low cloud come in so missed seeing it and had to... More 

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South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful drive to get to Franschoek. You can stuck just look at the views. Stopped and walk around. Nice antiques shops. The pancake house is just as good. From the city centre. This is an awesome Sunday drive out.

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