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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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Franschhoek Pass reviews
Nice drive, winding road heading to the pass, great views, some baboons along the way. We kept going east to our next destination.
Nice drive, winding road heading to the pass, great views, some baboons along the way. We kept going east to our next destination. more »
Multiple places to stop and enjoy the views, safe areas to stop with paved areas and barriers. Refuse bins available.
Multiple places to stop and enjoy the views, safe areas to stop with paved areas and barriers. Refuse bins available. more »
If you're on your way to Franschhoek and have the time, take this mountain pass to town. The road is gorgeous and not difficult to drive. You will be rewarded with beautiful panoramas of rocks, mountains, ravines and more. If you're so inclined, you can also hike a trail that is easy to find. The entrance to Franschhoek from the pass is very dramatic. Stop for a few minutes and take a few pix!
Beautiful views as you drive through the road. A lot of stops along the way to take pictures.
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