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“Scary drive”
Review of Franschhoek Pass

Franschhoek Pass
Ranked #3 of 54 things to do in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 30, 2014

Amazing views but quite a hairy drive. Half way up there is a pull off where you can park and then walk down to swim in the mountain stream. A great way to cool off in the summer.

Thank Richard J
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you have the time, make sure you drive into or out of Franschhoek through this route. The views are brilliant!

Thank Akshay D
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a beautiful pass giving some spellbinding views but avoid if you can while there are Stop/Go's in place due to roadworks. That was our experience mid-May 2014.

1  Thank David C
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is an awesome pass with great views of the Franschhoek valley! There are plenty of places to stop and take in the scenery so go on a lovely sunny day and pack in a basket of goodies for a picnic!

Thank Ihsaan
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

We have visited wine country in California, Italy, South America and Europe and almost passed up the Cape Winelands thinking we've been there and done that. How wrong we were. This is spectacularly beautiful country which we have now visited twice. We drove up out of Franschhoek over the pass on our way back to Cape Town. The scenery is beautiful and the various micro climates you pass through very interesting. The road is excellent and it is an easy drive if you don't mind a switch back or two while driving on the "wrong" side of the road. As you come down off the pass and take the highway toward Cape Town you will see some of the poorer townships which make a provocative contrast to the beauty and wealth of Franschhoek. Highly recommended drive.

1  Thank Discriminating_8
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