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“Spectacular 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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Somerset West, South Africa
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Spectacular views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This pass is well worth the effort of experiencing. Coming from Cape Town, take the 4 passes route and start with Sir Lowry's pass outside Somerset West, then Viljoen's pass, Franschhoek Pass and Helshoogte Pass down to Stellenbosch on your way home. The road winds and climbs and gives stunning views of the countryside,the dam and Franschhoek valley.

Visited June 2013
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Canterbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Everytime I drive around the pass, It just gets better. The views are fab & the thought of all those glorious restaurants ..........

Visited February 2013
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East London, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Mist can make it dangerous.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We went through the mist, and visibility was really bad. Sadly we missed the beautiful views so will have to do this again sometime.

Visited May 2013
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Cape St Francis, South Africa
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“One of the Western Cape's best drives”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The Franschhoek valley is a truly beautiful valley and the best way to view it is from the pass. Franschhoek is a great food and wine destination

Visited May 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Spectacular views on SCARY road!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Scary, twisty road! But views spectacular, and plenty of places to park up for photos. Also saw baboons on roadside.

Visited May 2013
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