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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...More
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
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
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.
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
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
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