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Franschhoek Pass

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Address: Regional road R45 (Western Cape) | Tra (between) Franschhoek - Villiersdorp, Franschhoek, South Africa

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Nice 2 pass this pass

Taking this road is definitely better than the highway. Good scenery and road conditions. You can drive this in every car!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Soest, The Netherlands
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Soest, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Taking this road is definitely better than the highway. Good scenery and road conditions. You can drive this in every car!

Thank mahlegrand
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pass climbs from Villesdorp, twists and turns and wonderful views of Franschhoek from the top. Don't miss this route

Thank Alan A
Rustington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely scenic pass with places to stop. Excellent tar road. Superb views. It is only about 17 km long

Thank Graham A
Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 483 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Franschoek Motor Museum and headed on through the town towards Villiersdorp. Turning left at the monument junction at the far end of town leads you immediately up the pass and it's a steady climb to the top (which can be even steadier if following a laden lorry or two!). Drivers need to keep their attention on the road... More 

Thank nnmercman
Hermanus, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views over Franschhoek is breathtaking. The true beauty of this place cannot be justified by any photos so it is best to just see for yourself.

Thank RiesCor
Franschhoek, South Africa
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone who comes to Franschhoek MUST take the drive out the other side over the Pass, it is four miles, from the bottom to the top, that is, from the monument, There are wonderful views all the way up, and a few stopping places, drive slowly because there are not many. As you get to the last hairpin bend on... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely drive with spectacular views but very windy and a bit cloudy when we made the drive. Also saw baboons .

Thank Vivien H
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing views of the Franschhoek valley but carry on over the other side of the pass and you get even more stunning scenery

Thank ruthpowell6
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a nice way to take the back road from our house in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town to the Overberg. The climb out of town gives some lovely views of the Franschhoek valley then as you drop down the other side there is magnificent less developed farmland and countryside leading to Theewaterskloof and the Overberg region. Not challenging... More 

Thank Dave H
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful drive with great views. loads of apple trees pear trees and grapes growing along the way. baboons can be seen at the side of the road

Thank easyjettraveller

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