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“Gorgeous!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Franschhoek Pass

Franschhoek Pass
Ranked #3 of 57 things to do in Franschhoek
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Gorgeous!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

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

Visited May 2014
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Riversdale
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Roadworks”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 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.

Visited May 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 reviews
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“Amazing views!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 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!

Visited June 2013
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Connecticut
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80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“Spectacular drive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 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.

Visited March 2014
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Largs, United Kingdom
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“A view to die for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Going into or out of the beautiful village of Franschhook you will travel up/down the pass. Pull in and just admire the views, absolutely fantastic. Watch out for the Baboons.

Visited November 2013
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