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E ' un belvedere sulla N2 e guarda False Bay
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N 2 Vicino a Cape Town, 7130, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

I went to Hermanus late Friday afternoon and because there were not much traffic I could actually see that the road surface is a bit rough. I came the same way on Monday morning and yes the road surface does take strain. On the whole...More

Thank BrendaWilliams_12
Reviewed 14 September 2018

The pass offers beautiful views in both directions and there's nothing to be gained by scrambling to the top of the hill - the parking area makes for a quick photo stop. Just watch out for the baboons - don't leave your car doors or...More

Thank ScottRG
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The Sir Lowry's pass leads from Somerset West towards the Elgin Valley. There is a viewing point at the top, but I am unsure if it is safe to stop – so rather keep on driving. Keep to the speed limit and enjoy the views.

Thank Kardoesie
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We had gone over Franschhoek Pass and I was shocked to see that the Theewaterskloof dam at it's foot was only a stream of water. There really is a drought. We checked the Villiersdorp side - it was "better". We then drove up Viljoen's Pass...More

1  Thank BrendaWilliams_12
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Sir Lowr's pass is just outside of Somerset West and it is remarkable how the scenery is much greener on the other side (direction of Caledon). The pass is nice to drive from both sides, however I feel the vistas are better if you drive...More

Thank Stalex24
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Sir lowry’s Pass. The short cut from Somerset West driving to Hermanus. With spectacular view from the top out look. Overlooking Gordons Bay & Strand & Somerset west. Please how ever be careful of the baboons. These are wild & dangerous animals

Thank CharlW28
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

When the air is clear, and wind not too strong this viewing site at the top of the pass offers absolutely breathtaking views of the Cape Flats, False Bay and Table Mountain. Well worth the stop.

1  Thank GaryvE
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had mixed weather across the Pass but the views were incredible & absolutely stunning when the sun shone. The road climbs to quite a height & there are useful viewing points

1  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a great pit stop at the top of Sir Lawrie Pass and well worth stopping for a few minutes as the view is just stunning, you can see over 20 kms, looking over False Bay and nearby Somerset West. It is also a...More

1  Thank Simon C
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Framing the experience this route takes you through the mighty nature which offers breath-taking views, steep mountain slopes and vineyards. We did this pass on our way from Hermanus to Cape Town. It’s one of the most picturesque site to witness in western Cape. We...More

1  Thank Nins_12
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