Franschhoek Pass: Daily closures for construction

(Media Release: Issued and provided by the Western Cape Infrastructure)

The Franschhoek Pass which connects Franschhoek and the towns of Grabouw and Villiersdorp will be closed between 8am and 5pm on weekdays for construction purposes.

The closures will take effect on Tuesday, 28 November 2023, and will be in place till Friday, 15 December 2023. The pass will then be open (with the proceed-when-safe arrangement and weight restriction) till 7 January 2024 and closed again from 8 January 2024 till the end of February 2024.

The pass was reopened to selected categories of light motor vehicles after it was closed following a severe weather system that hit the Western Cape during the Heritage Day long weekend. The teams started working on temporary repairs as soon as the engineering team was satisfied that the landslips had stabilised sufficiently to start work.

Light motor vehicles will be able to traverse the pass outside of the closure times. The use of the pass, even during times when the pass is open, by vehicles with a mass of more than 5 tons remains strictly prohibited.

Road users are strongly advised to continue using alternative routes.

Read the full press release here.