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“magnificent views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Franschhoek Pass

Franschhoek Pass
Regional road R45 (Western Cape) | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek, South Africa
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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“magnificent views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

if you are staying in Franschoekk and have car then it only takes half an hour to get the view from the top and half an
hour back to the town. Well worth it to get the views of the valley and also the veiws form the top of what was once an elephant pass to the other sside. If youare taking a days outing then make it part of a round trip.

Visited September 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We drove thru the pass to get to Franschhoek and it was just gorgeous. It's a windy road but easily driven and the first look at Franschhoek nestled in the valley makes the drive so worth while.

Visited September 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Take a slow drive..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The pass is quite picturesque, with stopping off points for viewing the mountain fynbos, the deep gulleys, the rock structures. Quite dramatic views, and ther pass takes one into a quite different world on the other side.

Visited July 2012
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st simons island, ga
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Beautiful approach to this little valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We came through the pass having taken the R60 from Swellendam. The views and light are magical, regardless of weather!

Visited August 2012
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Johannesburg
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Hold your breath”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This pass takes in many hairpin bends and at times the road is so narrow that large trucks wait to go around the corner as they are so wide. We saw snow, waterfalls and beautiful majestic mountains. The driver needs to be cautious but there are many look out points to take in the view

Visited August 2012
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