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Franschhoek Pass

Regional road R45 (Western Cape) | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek, South Africa
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Scary, twisty road! But views spectacular, and plenty of places to park up for photos. Also saw baboons on roadside.

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Paris, France
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111 reviews 111 reviews
40 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Franschhoek is a beautiful wine town located in the Western Cape Province. It is about 75 kilometers from Cape Town. There are many restaurants and cute shops to visit as you walk through the town's center. There are also many opportunities to do wine tasting at the many local vineyards. We had a private driver take us to Franschhoek which... More 

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Cape Town
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Recently my wife went for a nice leisurely drive through the Franschhoek Pass. The majestic mountains and beautiful lakes provide, arguably, some of the most spectacular scenery in the Overberg region. It is a fairly long drive, so one needs a few hours to spare but one comes away truly inspired. Highly recommended for the stressed up townee! And on... More 

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Do yourself a favor and go up the pass, get n good spot, sit down and enjoy the view. Really is a breath taking view of Franschhoek from above. Don't forget your camera!!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Do make the effort to go up the pass. The views from the top are truly stunning, getting a view of the valley and surrounding mountains.

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Melkbosstrand, South Africa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The views are worth the drive and there a more than enough eateries in Franschhoek to indulge any appetite.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

It really is stunning. Just remember you have to contend with cyclists and large trucks and there is very little space. The views are just awesome

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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179 reviews 179 reviews
55 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

This is a pass well worth traveling. The road between Stellenbosch and Fransch Hoek, is very scenic with the mountains, vineyards and olive groves.

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Robertson, Western Cape, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

You have to get up here and bring a bottle of MCC to enjoy a perfect sundowner.The views are amazing!!! If you are planning to drive to the R60, take this route.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

The pass is VERY twisty and one should really take care and drive it quite slowly. But the scenery is quite spectacular! Make sure to stop for a picture on one of the look-outs! Tip: Take the N2 from Caledon to Cape Town up to the road stall outside Grabouw. (Via the Houwhoek pass). Drive from Grabouw (R321) pass the... More 

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