Franschhoek Pass, Franschhoek

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Must see · Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
Scenic and encapsulating views of the Franschhoek Valley define the drive through Franschhoek Pass. Said to have been used by elephants to cross from one valley to the other, the pass was formally built in 1822. The road follows the northern edge of the Franschhoek mountain range, overlooking the verdant valley and offering picturesque mountain views. The paved road includes sharp curves and some visitors may be nervous along the edge. To visit Franschhoek Pass on your holiday in Franschhoek, and find out what else Franschhoek has to offer, use our Franschhoek.
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  • Breathtaking views over the mountain pass. Lots of safe spots to pull over and take in the views of the Franshhoek Valley  more »
  • Took a drive up the pass to stop and take photos of the town in the valley below. Stunning views from up there! Well worth the drive.  more »
  • Having not driven the Franschhoek Pass in a long time I immediately grabbed the opportunity when it came up. The pass is about 13 km (give or take) and is slow and winding. Although the driver needs.....  more »
  • Very beautiful view with many hiking trails nearby.
  • This is a beautiful drive that one should definitely do on a sunny day to be able to appreciate its beauty to the fullest! I would recommend driving with caution as there are many turns, trucks and an occasional cyclist on the road.
  • Super. beautiful I really like the vew
  • Nice day trip. Franschhoek Pass is awesome!! Take the four passes, beginning with Hellshoogte, Franshoek Pass, Viljoens Pass and Sir Lowreys Pass back to Cape Town
  • A great pitstop with beautiful views

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