Lambrechts Road Franschhoek Pass

Franschhoek, South Africa

The Lambrechts Road Franschhoek Pass is a col with a length of 7.1 kilometer. This is a category 2 col. It is located in Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa. The average grade of this col is 5.2% with a maximum of 7.3%. The Lambrechts Road Franschhoek Pass ascents from 356 meter at the start, to 738 meter at the top, with a total of 382 ascending meters.


Lambrechts Road Franschhoek Pass Profile


Distance 7.1 km
Elevation gain 382 m
Average grade 5.2 %
Maximum grade 7.3 %
Climb category 2
Minimum elevation 356 m
Maximum elevation 738 m

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Franschhoek Pass is also called Lambrechts Road, though - more poetically - a hundred and fifty years ago it was known as Olifantshoek ("Elephants Corner') after the now mythical herds of elephant which once roamed these valleys and mountains. This long, steep and dramatic pass with its variety of scenery was South Africa's first properly engineered road. During weekends city folk stream to the pass on bicycles, motorcycles, skateboards, cars and SUV's to enjoy it's sheer magnificence.