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Franschhoek Pass

Regional road R45 (Western Cape) | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek, South Africa
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Palm Coast, Florida
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267 reviews 267 reviews
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This was a nice scenic way to return to via Stellenbosch to Cape Town after our visit to the wine areas of Paarl and Franschhoek.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

An alternate scenic route to Cape Town. This is a must for anyone who travels Franschhoek. You could stop at La Petite Farm on the way.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

DEFINATELY take a car and drive over the pass overlooking the most beautiful valley of Franschhoek.remember you camera

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This was our way out of the valley on our way to Oudtschoorn via Mossel Bay, so no choice in the matter but we were so glad our route took us this way. The road is not difficult and the views back down the Franschhoek Valley are spectacular.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The views over the valley are superb, the mountain drive is spectacular and on arrival in Franshoek the numerous eateries, wineries and historical venues are brilliant - not to mention the shops!!!!.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

from an hour up to 15 hours hikes - everything is possible with fabulous views. We enjoyed it very much. Don't forget to bring water, sunhat and good shoes

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A great way to explore Franschhoek and see why this beautiful valley is one of the best in South Africa. the slopes are dotted with Protea flowers and on a clear day one can see all the way down the valley. Worth the short drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

When you finished Shopping and eating in franshoek take a Drive up the Mountain , you get a magnifiscent view over the Winelands , very Nice

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Stunning scenery on the drive into Franschhoek, plenty of places to stop and take photos. There are several wineries en route, but not much fun for the driver!

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Wellington, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

One of the passes one gets never tired of driving through. The scenery changes dramatically as one descends. Highly recommended

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