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“Franschhoek Pass Drive” 5 of 5 stars
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Franschhoek Pass
Regional road R45 (Western Cape) | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 52 things to do in Franschhoek
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Cape Town, South Africa
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97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Franschhoek Pass Drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

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

Visited October 2012
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful view”
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

Visited May 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Beatifull scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 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.

Visited December 2012
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Robertson, Western Cape, South Africa
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“Best views over the valley!!!”
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.

Visited March 2013
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Hermanus, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“En route to the "French corner" of the Cape”
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 Theewaterskloof dam and take a left on the R45. This way you get to see more stunning views.

Visited April 2013
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