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Regional road | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Travelling from Mossel Bay we came upon the Pass without any prior knowledge. What an introduction to the beautiful Franschhoek Valley. Each corner presented another gorgeous view and we arrived with huge smiles on our faces. Went back ‘up’ the pass a few days later,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 192narelles
Reviewed yesterday

Don't miss this trip if you're in the area. The views are simply superb and are well worth a small diversion.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 261peteri
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Decided to spend a day At Franschhoek, I wasn’t disappointed. The views at Franschhoek pass are truly Breath taking. There are spots along the way that you can stop and have a picnic and really enjoy the spectacular views. I would highly recommend you visit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 921jackiek
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Drove over the pass whilst driving to Swellendam Really spectacular views along winding roads and many hairpin bends Lots of photo opportunities along the way

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank raye940
Reviewed 1 week ago

Franschhoek is a very pretty town. Sectacular views from the pass. Interesting Saturday craft market complete with street food and entertainment.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gary S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views after you leave Franschhoek including heaps of paragliders flying the thermals. Baboons galore but you are strongly advised not to feed them.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CraigMichaelT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure you have a really great car like a Porsche as the winding road needs to a car that corners on rails!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank joannaa395
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must drive. Won't take you too long and the views are worth it. We made a complete circle of the drive and went through Elgin which is also very pretty and so many orchards filled with fruit at this time of year.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chris B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular road with many spots to stop and take in the views. just be careful to stop before you look; the bends are tight!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the top you do get a great opportunity to take some great pictures of Franschhoek & the surrounding wineries. Watch out on some of the tight bends. Your not expecting a ‘dam great baboon’ sat in the middle of the road!!! Would make an...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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January 11, 2019|
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Response from Chuckmyster | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know, I only travel through the pass and haven't stopped.
Lauren P
October 24, 2018|
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Response from Stuart P | Reviewed this property |
You can drive from Stellenbosch to Franschoek via the Helshoogte pass and from Franschoek drive up the Franschoek pass for great views over the valley. Return via the same route.