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  • Address: Sir Lowry's Pass, Helderberg, South Africa 7135

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Sir Lowry's Pass Tours

This mountain pass in Helderberg was named after Sir Galbraith Lowry Cole, who was governor of the Cape in 1828. Today's four-lane highway is a far cry from the original pass, when travelers would have had a far more challenging time negotiating this formidable mountain range. Now Sir Lowry’s Pass allows easy passage across this daunting natural barrier with the chance to enjoy some spectacular views along the way.

The striking beauty of the area, which is often mysteriously shrouded in mist and rain, more than makes up for the traffic that inevitably builds up through Somerset West and around Gordons Bay. The summit provides one of the most dramatic backdrops in the Western Cape, and on a clear day it’s even possible to see the range from the southern suburbs of Cape Town some 37 miles (60 km) away.

Practical Info

Sir Lowry's Pass can be reached by following the N2 highway from Cape Town. The car park on the approach to the top of the pass on the western side is a good spot for stopping and exploring the area.

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Full Day Whale Watching Tour in Hermanus from Cape Town, Cape Town, null
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Full Day Whale Watching Tour in Hermanus from Cape Town

Experience this exciting 8 hour whale watching tour. Your excursion will begin with a 9am pickup from your Cape Town or Hederberg hotel, by your driver/guide. ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $186.63
Cape Agulhas Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Cape Agulhas Tour from Cape Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Fulfill your dream of visiting the most southern tip of the African continent and the official meeting place of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $144.11
Wine-Tasting and Whale-Watching Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Day Trips
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Wine-Tasting and Whale-Watching Tour from Cape Town

Discover the best of the South African scenery on this 9-hour wine-tasting and whale-watching tour from Cape Town. Spin along the coast to the fishing village ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.31
Private Full Day Tour: Whale Watching, Penguin Viewing and Wine Tasting from Cape Town, Cape Town, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Full Day Tour: Whale Watching, Penguin Viewing and Wine Tasting from Cape Town

This PRIVATE TOUR for couples, families with children or small groups traveling together takes you to the town of Hermanus, the Whale Capital of South ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $161.59
Shark Diving Private Day Tour to Gansbaai from Cape Town, Cape Town, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Shark Diving Private Day Tour to Gansbaai from Cape Town

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

See feared predators in a shark cage dive for the ultimate adrenaline rush or just enjoy the action from the deck, on an exclusive private day trip to ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 7 to 9 hrs

From USD $129.70
Whale Watching Private Day Tour to Hermanus from Cape Town, Cape Town, Shark Diving
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Whale Watching Private Day Tour to Hermanus from Cape Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy a private day trip to Hermanus which is world famous for its abundant sea life including Southern Right Whales in season. Spend 2-3 hours on a luxury ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 7 to 9 hrs

From USD $128.26
Private Full Day Ziplining Day Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Private Full Day Ziplining Day Tour from Cape Town

Enjoy an exhilarating private, day trip starting with a 4 hour ziplining experience that explores the treasures of the Cape Flower Kingdom from a birds eye ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.26

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