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Address: Regional road | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa

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A must do!

We drove along the Franschhoek pass as we started our journey along the garden route. It was beautiful. Fabulous views and scenery. It made me appreciate Franschhoek even more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Patricia H
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drove along the Franschhoek pass as we started our journey along the garden route. It was beautiful. Fabulous views and scenery. It made me appreciate Franschhoek even more. Lots of spots to pull in and take photos!

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take this scenic pass really slow to appreciate its beauty and get to the other end safely. Whether travelling down to the coast to Hermanus or in the opposite direction back to the heart of the Stellenbosch or Franschhoek wine routes, this is the way to go.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove over the pass from Hermanus direction and what a view to welcome us to Franschhoek, stunning views down into the valley.

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Haslemere, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenic road. Try stopping off at the reserve and going on a walk. Passes for the reserve are available from the Tourist Office.

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Clarens, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is always spectacular to drive out of town on this pass... We always stop to look back at the beautiful view... It was a clear day and enjoyed the drive...

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Derby, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a trip either driving to or leaving Franschhoek. Ensure you stop for photo opportunities of the most stunning views of the Franschhoek valley!!!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great way to get from Franschhoek to Hermanus. The view coming into the valley is spectacular. You can pull off the raod and get a great idea about where you need to go to find the special wines of this area. You also watch the great cloud formations the valley is famous for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful gem just a few kms from the centre. Lovely view point for a magnificent winter sunset. It is quiet cold at the top so carry warm jackets

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a nice drive - about 7km. Just watch out for all the cars, trucks and bikes. Stop and take photos - really beautiful

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great drive requiring some concentration . Definitely a "must have" if you are keen on our hand-made passes.

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