We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Regional road R45 (Western Cape) | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek, South Africa
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 340 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 242
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
spectacular view

Beautiful landscapes with a few look out points. stop and breath in some fresh air. Some delay as they working on the road.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Harmony_SkinClinic
,
Grabouw, South Africa
Add Photo Write a Review

340 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Grabouw, South Africa
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful landscapes with a few look out points. stop and breath in some fresh air. Some delay as they working on the road.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the drive up the pass, less guarded than the Chapmans peak drive and has much more viewpoints. Great to stop at several places and get shots. the photos show the valley opening up in front of you, an amazing sight, pass is windy though so would recommend going up with a car with good handling to enjoy the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Halifax, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great views and baboons to make it even more interesting.Plenty of stopping places and not much traffic so good for taking pictures

Was this review helpful? Yes
Laval, France
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you get the chance to drive through this pass then do. It will take your breath away. The scenery is incredible.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brackley, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

On a sunny day, the views are worth the 15 min drive. The views are amazing but pick ur day as it can be very windy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Howick, South Africa
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Whilst in Stellenbosch I have driven the Franschoek pass 6 times @ different times of the day to capture the stunning views on my dash cam.. Result Stunning footage..

Was this review helpful? Yes
london
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Take your recently purchased bottle of bubbly from one of the local estates and drive up to the top of the pass. If coming from Franschhoek don't stop at the viewing layby on the side of the road with everyone else, but keep going another 50m to the crest of the pass and take a left on to a dirt... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Spectacular, I was so happy to have the chance to take my friends on this pass. It was so beautiful and the scenery and landscape was ever changing. It was a nice road and a lot of fun to drive. Enjoy

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great cycling climb, especially from the eastern side. Safe, wide road with a nice hard shoulder. Swift descent into the town, after spectacular view from the top

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The drive is best if you take your time up or down the pass & then stop along the way at the various viewing areas & capture the breathtaking views across the town of Franschhoek to beyond the surrounding winelands. Be careful of the baboons along the pass who will come to view what you have in your car. A... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Franschhoek Pass also viewed

 
Franschhoek, Western Cape
 

Been to Franschhoek Pass? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Franschhoek Pass and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
colorado
3 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Franschhoek Pass staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?