The Franschhoek Pass is back in business

After more than two months of being closed due to rockfalls caused by heavy rains, the Franschhoek Pass has been reopened. As of Friday, 6 September visitors wanting to explore the Franschhoek Wine Valley will once again be able to access the valley via the pass. Known for its spectacular views, the pass is also the gateway to the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve which is a popular attraction for outdoor enthusiasts.

‘Although during the time of the closure we assured visitors that they were still able to access Franschhoek via the Helshoogte Pass from Stellenbosch, we are thrilled that the pass is open again, allowing tourists to experience our many offerings throughout the entire valley. We’d like to thank all authorities and in particular the Department of Transport and Public Works at the Western Cape Government for their effort and dedication in completing the necessary remedial work. Furthermore, thank you to all our visitors for their patience while the pass was closed,’ says Franschhoek Wine Valley CEO, Reinher Behrens.
For any queries contact the Franschhoek Wine Valley Tourism office on 021 876 2861 or