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Franschhoek Pass

Regional road R45 (Western Cape) | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek, South Africa
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Kempton Park, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Travelling from Villiersdorp to Franschhoek is an experience of a life time! The pass is breathtakingly beautiful- scenery, vistas and clear skies! The Cape is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations. In Franschhoek a visit to the Pancake House in the Main street is recommended.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We travelled the pass when leaving Franschhoek to our next destination and it provided a visually stunning exit well worth a trip up and back even if you ae not intending to drive out that way

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Took this drive from Franschoek to the Garden route ,well worth it and right at the top we came accross a large Baboon family along tye road

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

A lovely, scenic drive and a great way to see the Franschhoek valley. Well worth doing and the best way to enter the area.

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Woking
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Good road, easy drive and incredible views over the winelands. Recommended route fro Franschoek to the coast.

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Bristol
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The lengthy drive on the main road east from the town climbs the escarpment in a series of zig zag bends and caution must be taken to ensure separation from the several slow moving heavy freight vehicles which use the only road for transporting fruit and livestock from the fertile areas around Robertson and Montague. However the view from the... More

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Roeselare, Belgium
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149 reviews 149 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Don't let anyone fool you: take this route to enter ( or leave ) the region. But do it before you went tasting the fabulous wines.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We left Franschhoek via the Pass and it was a delightful way to say goodbye to a delightful village (that is how the locals describe it). Lots of places to stop to photograph the mountains.

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Ittigen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

the view on the mountains and the valley with all the wonderful wineyards as well as a short way to the Indian Ocwan

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Hermanus, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

One of the most beautiful mountain passes I have traveled. Definitely worth the trip. I would highly recommend this drive.

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