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“Don't miss Franschhoek!” 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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Paris, France
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Don't miss Franschhoek!”
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 was so nice as we were able to travel at our own pace.

Visited December 2012
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Cape Town
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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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Melkbosstrand, 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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