Sir Lowry's Pass and Village


Journeys End
Journey’s End Wine Estate is situated on the slopes of the Schapenberg boasting sweeping views of False Bay. The farm has been upgraded to a state of the art boutique winery that consistently wins top awards.  Along with producing exceptional wines, Journeys End has initiated remarkable programs to preserve the regions biodiversity and to uplift the local community. A wonderful way to explore the beautiful surroundings is on horseback through the vineyards.
Sir Lowry’s Pass Road
http://www.journeysend.co.za/

Onderkloof Wine Estate
Onderkloof Estate wines are produced from grapes grown in the cooler Walker Bay regions, an area known for some of the best Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa. The farm is perched on the slopes of Schapenberg with stunning views of False Bay as far as Cape Point. A former old stable is now the atmospheric tasting room and is warm and welcoming, as is the winemaker, Danie Truter. His wines are lovingly crafted in limited quantities.
17 Sir Lowry's Pass Road
http://www.onderkloof.com/

Waterkloof Wine Estate
Off Sir Lowry’s Pass Road is the magnificent restaurant and wine farm of Waterkloof. The restaurant and tasting area are architectural masterpieces designed to showcase the gorgeous views from every aspect.  The estate is committed to biodynamic farming principles and in partnership with Onderkloof and Journey’s End estates; it offers Walks for Wine, a hiking trail with tastings. Proceeds from the walks go towards conserving biodiversity and preserving the rich fynbos heritage. The estate’s European style wines can be sampled in the restaurants stylish tasting lounge.
Sir Lowry’s Pass Road
http://www.waterkloofwines.co.za/

Journey's End Horse Back Rides
Journey's End Horse Back Rides offers a variety of horse back riding options in the beautiful Helderberg. Enjoy group rides through the beautiful Journey's End Wine Estate in the Helderberg, near Somerset West, Horse riding and wine tasting at Journey's End or Horseback rides in the dramatic and spectacular Helderberg Nature Reserve.
Sir Lowry’s Pass Road
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Sir Lowrys Pass Wagon Trail
If you want to see old ox wagon trails, stunning scenery and enjoy nature around you then you should visit the Wagon Trail on Sir Lowry’s Pass. In the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve above Sir Lowry’s Pass village you will find the Gantouw or Eland Pass which used to follow the course of and old game track. Proclaimed a national monument in 1958, here you can see the old grooves left behind by many weary travelers.
Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, Sir Lowrys Pass

The Signal Canons
This site also contain original canons from the era of the 1800s. It is difficult to say exactly what the canons were used for but it would be safe to say that its use, as with most assets during the period, was multi-purpose. One of the uses was to ensure that ox wagon traffic up and down the pass had a signal to know when someone was coming up or down. Other uses indicate that the Dutch used it to defend the pass against the British desire for access into the interior. These canons have recently been restored and once again are a potential major source of tourist income for the Village. The Canons are a vital part of our history and can become a major tourist attraction as well as the trekking routes of the many settlers who ventured into the interior.

The Tollhuis
The Tollhuis is an existing 17th Century house where travellers used to pay their toll before taking on the challenging Gantouw Pass or Game Trail. The original structure still exists and is a National monument.

Blue Rock
Blue Rock is situated on the beautiful slopes of the Helderberg Mountains, a stone’s throw away from Sir Lowry’s Pass, Somerset West and Gordon’s Bay. Lake Blue Rock is the only lake in Cape Town with crystal clear water and a depth of 60 metre, which is ideal for commercial and scuba diving. In summer, the water temperature reaches up to 26°C.

Wedderwill Wine Estate
This estate gets its name from the old German for ‘the will of the weather’. The winemaker of Wedderwill, Nico Vermeulen, states, “We do the utmost to let nature to the talking. Unpretentious quality is the result”. Located on the slopes of the Schapenberg, the soil is known as the Malmesbury Group and retains water very well. The ‘Cape Doctor’ wind inhibits disease in the vine, whilst the cooling Benguela current brings a breeze to calm the heat of the sun. For this winemaker, the seasons dictate when to plant, water, prune and harvest. They believe that the weather gives wine its personality. Wind, soil, rain, worms, sunshine, fungi, air and plants all work together to create wonderful wines.
Wedderwill Country Estate, Sir Lowrys Pass
http://wedderwill.co.za/

Capelands Wines
Wine is not only a question of taste. Wine is a culture and passion. We love wine and we like to invite you to share our experience with you.
3 Old Sir Lowry’s Pass Road
http://www.capelands.com/

Sweet Safraan
The original dwelling consisted of a central passage with two rooms leading off it on either side, making it a four room house with a thatched roof, At a later date two more rooms were built onto the right-hand side leading directly out of the original t The property on which this dwelling—house is situated, originally formed part of a freehold grant to C.F.Prenger from Cologne in 1779 and named Frederiksburg.
Sir Lowry's Pass Village

Railway Station
Bellville–Stellenbosch line at Eerste River, from which it runs through Faure and Firgrove to Somerset West. From Van der Stel station in Somerset West a short line branches to the right to Strand. After leaving Somerset West the line passes through Sir Lowry's Pass Village and climbs Sir Lowry's Pass. At the summit of the pass the line reaches an elevation of 415 metres (1,362 ft); the summit tunnel is 217 metres (712 ft) long.
Sir Lowry's Pass Village