Franschhoek Pass, Franschhoek

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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 trip itinerary builder site .
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  • Take a drive over the pass for some wonderful views back over the vineyards of Franschhoek valley. We drove over on the way to Hermanus, but it’s worth it just to look back over the valley. There are ...  more »
  • The scenery along this road is absolutely spectacular and if you're in the area the trip is certainly worth it. The sheer drama of the granite cliff face in stark contrast to the lush foothills is awe...  more »
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