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“Breathtaking 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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Ranked #3 of 46 things to do in Franschhoek
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GABORONE
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“Breathtaking views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

R45 from Villiersdorp to Franschoek provides jaw dropping scenery and a viewpoint overlooking the fertile Franschoek valley and the surrounding wine estates. Take your time and enjoy the solitude and silence of the route and the mountain pass.

Visited January 2013
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Manchester
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“Breathtaking scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The scenery was spectacular with wonderful views round every bend! Stop every now and again to enjoy and take photos.

Visited February 2013
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Beds
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“A Magnificent Drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Just 10 minutes from Franschoek (go to the memorial and turn left) this pass rises to a great height and offers stunning views of the town and surrounding area and is a great route out to the inland towns or just a drive and back.

Fabulous photo moments and a lovely drive.

Visited February 2013
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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“Great views take your camera”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We only drove about 1 mile up the pass, but the views are awesome. And watch out for the baboons!! We also passed La Petite Fermee and popped in for coffee. It looks like a fabulous place for lunch but apparently you have to book well in advance.

Visited February 2013
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Great road - easy to drive on but great fun! The road is twisty and high but wide and well surfaced. Well worth the trip!

Visited February 2013
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