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“Breathtaking vistas. Road construction is a problem at the moment.”
Review of Franschhoek Pass

Franschhoek Pass
Ranked #3 of 54 things to do in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 March 2014

This was one of our favorite drives. The vistas are wonderful. We saw baboons alongside the road. Some of the turnouts were unusable due to the road construction and the single lane of traffic.

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

A must. The views are simply stunning. Drive halfway to Villiers dorp and turn around. With a little bit of luck you will see baboons (be careful - they are wild animals) in addition to the spectaculair views over franschhoek and the Hottentots Holland mountains. Free, original, no queues, suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness and simply unmissable.

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

My title says it all..... this is a dream route we always enjoy the drive from the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town & always take visitors on this route..... up via the Sir Lowry Pass spectacular views back of the Cape Flats & then via Grabouw on to this breathtaking road with several stops for photo ops even though we have been doing this route since the mid 90's it still impresses each time..... then the final vista over the Franschoek valley prior to dropping down into the town itself is so panoramically wonderful you don't want it to stop !

Thank WishIWasSailing
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

It's an unforgettable experience to drive over Franschhoek Pass. A little scary at times, but well worth it for the views of Franschhoek and the surrounding mountains.

Thank RonP365
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

Travelling from Villiersdorp to Stellenbosch we decided to take the Franschoek Pass which was a new route for us. Wow!! This is a spectacular drive past the Theewaterskloof Dam, hairpin bends up and down the mountain to Franschoek in the valley - beautiful views of the mountains and the valley below; interesting change in vegetation and lots of fynbos - unfortunately not many flowers at this time of the year. Well worth the effort if you enjoy spectacular scenery.

Thank Biddy325
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