Sir Lowry's Pass

Sir Lowry's Pass, Cape Town: Address, Phone Number, Sir Lowry's Pass Reviews: 4.5/5

Sir Lowry's Pass
4.5
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E ' un belvedere sulla N2 e guarda False Bay
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BrendaWilliams_12
Cape Town Central, South Africa3,851 contributions
ALWAYS A BEAUTIFUL VIEW TOWARDS FALSE BAY
Sep 2020
My son drove and for once I could enjoy the view.
Although we were going towards Elgin, the Landrover is a high vehicle and it allowed me to be able to still enjoy the view towards False Bay.
It is always a pleasure to drive this dual carriageway and on a Monday afternoon there wasn't much traffic.
Written 3 November 2020
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Dewald R
Cape Town Central, South Africa1,761 contributions
Beautiful Views
Mar 2020
Being a dual lane road on a national highway it is very possible to miss the beautiful views the pass has to offer. The pass has average speed camera control ensuring people don't speed, but I would advise that you take it even slower and enjoy the views. On the Cape Town side you have the entire peninsula stretched out all the way from Somerset West to Simonstown and the Cape Town CBD. On Grabouw's side you have the beautiful forests, mountains and the Steenbras dam. There is a lookout point on Cape Town's side, but it's a bit difficult to take the turn off when going towards Grabouw so I recommend you pull off on your way back. The road quality is very good and it's dual lanes on both sides of the mountain so you hopefully won't get stuck behind a slow truck.
Written 22 May 2020
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Happyjohnny
Auckland, New Zealand353 contributions
False Bay glory
Jan 2020
If you ever have the opportunity to see False Bay in all its glory, take the trip up to the Sir Lowry's Pass and stop at the viewing area at the top. It is beautiful and breathtaking and gives a different perspective of the Fairest Cape
Written 3 March 2020
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Jody Turner
8 contributions
Sunday drive
Dec 2019 • Couples
Breathtakingly beautiful
Lots to see, lovely places along the road to stop at. You just need to take it all in
Written 4 December 2019
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Jill d
Port Elizabeth, South Africa2,526 contributions
On going maintenance!
Oct 2019
Whilst I recognise the importance of constantly upgrading road surfaces, particularly in mountain passes, it was a little frustrating not to be able to stop and take photographs. It's a beautiful pass and with the dual carriageway open on both sides, and the roadworks over, it will be a joy travel on!
Written 24 October 2019
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Sarah C
Ashtead, UK873 contributions
Worth the climb and the slow traffic
Dec 2018 • Couples
It is definitely worth going for this, the views are amazing, the air so clear and the mountains quite stunning. Pause at one of the viewing points to take in the majesty of nature
Written 12 March 2019
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Peter Nilsson
Pitea, Sweden152 contributions
Great view
Nov 2018 • Couples
Well worth a visit and you get a sunning view from the pass. Could be some heavy traffic slowing you down. The view is better when driving in the direction of Cape Town
Written 8 February 2019
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Simon C
Ashtead, UK581 contributions
Super view
Dec 2018 • Couples
When you have ascended this massive 450m mountain in five quick minutes – spare some thought to those who not only made its construction possible but also the early traders who oxen would take a day to climb it and 20% of whose carts would be damaged. There is an ideal visitors stop right at the peak with stunning views over the Somerset west and Gordon’s Bay. A great stopping place and if you are lucky you may even see a train on the equally impressive and very snaky railway line that weaves around the road. For any latent or real engineers, make this a stop.
Written 12 December 2018
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BrendaWilliams_12
Cape Town Central, South Africa3,851 contributions
Heavy traffic damages road surface
Sep 2018 • Solo
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 it is a beautiful drive and the fastest link between Cape Town and the Eden on the other side.
Unlike the last time there was no time to look around
Written 20 September 2018
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ScottRG
Denver, Colorado27 contributions
Beautiful Views on a Clear Day
Aug 2018 • Friends
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 windows open or they will bolt in and raid it for food. However it is good entertainment to watch others who haven't been advised.
Written 13 September 2018
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