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“Breathtakingly Beautiful”
Review of Franschhoek Pass

Franschhoek Pass
Ranked #4 of 66 things to do in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 17, 2013

What a drive - the majestic mountains, the beautiful indigenous flora, and of course the winding road to the top and then finally to be rewarded with that stunning view over the Franschoek Valley. A must see for all visitors to the Overberg!

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

What a drive. Curvy winding roads. There are so many places where you can stop, get out of your car and drink in the views. Take a picnic, and enjoy a cheese plate with a glass of wine, and views worth millions.

Drive slowly, don't let the local drivers push you, and stop as often as you can. Each turn reveals different views.

Thank roadwarriorafrica
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

A fantastic view of a spectacular valley. The whole of Franschhoek laid out below - but park up the car first to appreciate it!

Thank FlyWiseRW
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We used this route to go to Hermanus and visit the Aarde Valley really superb Pinot Noir wine estates. As the road rises when you leave Franschhoek you really see the wonderful view and perspective af the whole area. The road is good and almost empty, the scenery and mountains of the pass are magnificent. Go if you can!

Thank LondonR
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Although my wife hates tight winding roads, it was worth the trip for the views from the top!! We had to negotiate our way round hairpin bends and a baboon troup, but I'd do it all again for those views!

Thank 497Bruce
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