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Address: Regional road R45 (Western Cape) | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek, South Africa
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Wind your way along the pass and you will see the most gorgeous views as you glance around you. There are some superb restaurants on the pass and the drive is well worth it.

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

Wind your way along the pass and you will see the most gorgeous views as you glance around you. There are some superb restaurants on the pass and the drive is well worth it.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The views over the valley are stunning. It is an say drive up to the pass from Franschhoek. Watch out for the baboons as well!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The only way to approach Franschhoek is to do so from the Pass. It is about 750m high so the views are stunning. There are lay byes so you can stop to admire the views and take photographs. A travel time of 20/25 minutes can be expected depending on slow traffic in front of you as most people want to... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The perfect way to approach Franschhoek. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and watch out for the baboon families, perfect photo-opportunities!

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Stockholm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The views over the valley are beautiful and the mountain drive is easy, short and really good value! There are plenty of places to stop and park in order to enjoy and take photos. When visiting Franschhoek this is a "must! There are always baboons. Never open your car, they might get in to you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Take the tour from Capetown over Simonstown and Hermanus direction to the wine region. If you like alternate topography with a great final ... than go for this. The Franschhoek (= French Corner) shows French roots ... enjoy and don't miss it!

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The views from the stopping places along the Franshhoek Pass are breathtaking, and its free. There are quite a few stopping places on the side of the road where it is safe to stop, take in the view and take photographs.

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Took this pass from Franschhoek in the direction of Hermanus, and a week later from Robertson to Franschhoek again. Saw it 2 times from another ' angle ' Beautifull quiet, easy road, lots of places to stop and enjoy the scenery.

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Confolens, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Don't miss this. The drive from the south up to the pass gives you this stunning view as you pass the summit. Ample parking to stop and take those many pics.

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Ketton, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We went out to Robertson (to visit Arabella at Ashton) via the pass and left the same way when heading for the garden route. It's a truly spectacular drive and is home to a couple of good vineyards as well as some baboons. Nothing scary about the drive and the views make it really worthwhile.

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