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Franschhoek Pass

Regional road R45 (Western Cape) | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek, South Africa
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Under repair at the moment but we never waited too long in the roadworks. The drive is amazing the views are fabulous. There are even baboons!

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Pretoria
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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The views are stunning. The road in most areas very good. They are busy doing some road works from damage from rain and rock falls but well controlled.

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Agoura Hills, California
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188 reviews 188 reviews
60 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We drove this beautiful/scenic route from Franschhoek to get us to the Garden Route. We left about 10AM on a beautiful clear day. The mountains, valleys and yellow Canola fields were incredible. When the sun shined on the fields it was a brilliant yellow. The guest house we were staying at recommended this route and we are so glad we... More

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Warrnambool, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The views back from this pass were stunning. we travelled up just before sunset and the colours were wonderful. There was a wide variety of Proteas in flower too which added to the pleasure.

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manchester
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98 reviews 98 reviews
23 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We travelled through the pass in the dark and returned the following day to see the stunning scenery. Absolutely beautiful!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A beautifuly view of this awesome valley from up top. Pack a picnic and a bottle of wine and watch the sun go down on what must be the most beautiful valley in SA

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hereford
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We drove a circular route from Franschhoek which was truely spectacular. The scenery was so lovely, stopping half way at Elgin for a drink and a snack. A relaxing few hours in lovely weather.

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Southern England
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We drove it towards Franschhoek late afternoon when the haze + sun prevented getting really clear views. Possibly best in the morning or on clearer day, or perhaps sunset

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Cape Town
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219 reviews 219 reviews
149 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The attraction takes 30-60 minutes to complete but it will be one of the best 30 minutes of sight seeing you have done. the views are breath taking as it overlooks the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. well worth the visit and take the opportunity to stop for photo breaks. Time permitting, stop for a picnic and create your own restaurant with... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We drove the pass today and the day before. We throughout enjoyed the drive. The road is well maintained and the scenery is beautiful.

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