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Franschhoek Pass

Regional road | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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A spectacular drive

We drove over Franschhoek pass on our way to town. A twisting road with spectacular views. A... read more

Reviewed yesterday
psalamon
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The views are stunning - well worth the slight detour to see the beauty.of the whole area. Not at... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SandyA_10
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  • Average2%
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“stunning views” (53 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (22 reviews)
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Regional road | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

We drove over Franschhoek pass on our way to town. A twisting road with spectacular views. A wonderful introduction to the town and the valley.

Thank psalamon
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The views are stunning - well worth the slight detour to see the beauty.of the whole area. Not at all tricky to drive, will safe places to pull over and enjoy the view.

Thank SandyA_10
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went up the pass on the way to Hermanus - the views are fantastic. But be careful if the weather changes- coming back over it was thick mist and its a very twisty road with wagons on.

Thank Ilkleygirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We entered the beautiful town of Franschhoek via this pass. What an entrance! Do stop at the roadside parking areas at the top of the pass to enjoy the fantastic views of the Franschhoek valley. Along the way you will pass some beautiful vineyards and...More

Thank Kolletjie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great photo opportunities after fog or rain the colours brighten up and the valley looks magical. If your hotel offers a car ride ask for this rout.

Thank f2s
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driven over part of the Pass and all I can say is that the views were stunning, reminding me of my homeland and the Scottish hills and glens and just as beautiful.

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went for a drive about 3pm and randomly pulled up at the entrance to the Mount Rochelle hiking trail on the Pass and headed into the mountains. I opted for the vista trail as I only had a 90minute window to climb and be...More

Thank N1ck_29
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive over this mountain pass is a must do when in this region. Take your time and travel along the well tarred road through its many twists and turns. The scenery and vistas are magnificent. Great road to do on a motorbike or in...More

1  Thank Bennett B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You don’t need to make a big detour from the city but definetly worth it. Great views on the valley and very scenic drive. Reccomend!

Thank Iva J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took the short drive up to the Franshhoek pass to see the views of the town. It was fantastic and ideal for taking photos. There are plenty of spots to pull in for a better look too. It's only a short...More

Thank chaz281188
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coloradogilda
9 January 2015|
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Response from NigelDCapeTown | Reviewed this property |
All the answers above give the right response, it is a Mountain Pass not a package.
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