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“AWESOME!” 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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Cape Town
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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“AWESOME!”
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 a balmy day, such as we experienced, you might see a troop of baboons performing on the side of the road. A nice bonus!

Visited February 2013
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Franschhoek, South Africa
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“Breath Taking View”
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!!

Visited May 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“What a view”
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.

Visited May 2013
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Vredehoek, South Africa
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“Franschhoek Pass Drive”
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.

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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