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“natural beauty”
Review of Franschhoek Pass

Franschhoek Pass
Ranked #3 of 59 things to do in Franschhoek
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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208 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“natural beauty”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

going upThe roads are winding that is if you are not keen on. I like it when someone is driving so that I can absorb all the beauty that is around Franschhoek Pass.

Visited May 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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94 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Stunning views”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

A great alternative route back to Cape Town is to go over Franschoek Pass and via Grabouw/Elgin. Stunning views, good road.

Visited July 2013
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cape town, south africa
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“Good motor-cycling!”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Well-maintained road with most cambers on the hair-pins going the right way. However, watch out for one or two going the opposite way! Quite a few parking opportunities with spectacular views, especially at the top. A must if you're visiting Franschhoek for the first time.

Visited July 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Tough Ride”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Decided on early morning to ride this route on my mountain bike. It was great. Not for the faint hearted as the climb is 7km to the top. The road is in good condition and there are many spots to stop and take in the view of the Franschhoek Valley.

I took the road to the Dam on the other side and back to town, which was about 30km. The road is narrow with lots of sharp bends. The valley is beautiful with a wonderful array of plant species. A great place to go walking in the cool time of the day.

Visited June 2013
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Langebaan, South Africa
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“Really nice”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Very nice retreat for couples and family alike. Stunning views and friendly people. All the comforts of home

Visited June 2013
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