Sir Lowry’s Pass
Sir Lowry’s Pass crosses the Hottentots-Holland mountain range between Somerset West and the Elgin valley, on the main national road between Cape Town and the Garden Route.
A railway line also crosses the mountain range at this point. On the Grabouw side, the road passes the Steenbras Dam.
The summit of the pass is at 920m. There is a viewpoint at the summit and this point is also used as a paragliding launch point. Baboons are often seen in this area.
Sir Lowry’s Pass Village is situated near the base of the pass. The Manor House was built in 1795 and is a national monument. It is set on the slopes of the mountain above Sir Lowry’s Pass on the Helderberg Wine Route.
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