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Sir Lowry's Pass

Sir Lowry's Pass Tours and Tickets

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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.

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Sir Lowry's Pass, Helderberg, South Africa, 7135
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Zip Line and Wine from Cape Town

Zip Line and Wine from Cape Town

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Wine fans and thrillseekers—get ready for a day of adventures. Starting with a convenient Cape Town hotel pickup, head off to a nature reserve for a ziplining session with spectacular mountain views. Later, travel seamlessly to a cold climate area of the Cape. Here, you’ll have a special opportunity to try wines with completely different characteristics to wines you might have tried from more touristy warm climate regions.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$262.61
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Shark Diving Full Day Guided Return Transfer to Gansbaai from Cape Town

Shark Diving Full Day Guided Return Transfer to Gansbaai from Cape Town

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If you’re a thrill seeker at heart, get your adrenaline pumping on this private, full-day tour of Gansbaai from Cape Town, including a 3-hour shark cage-diving experience. Board a boat, and sink to underwater depths in a protected cage to see sharks and even whales swimming in their natural habitat. Afterward, pick your next adventure before heading back to Cape Town. Choose to go to Hermanus, Overberg, or Stoney Point.
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  • 9 hours
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$149.21
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Wine-Tasting and Whale-Watching Tour from Cape Town

Wine-Tasting and Whale-Watching Tour from Cape Town

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Combine two of South Africa's top activities, whale-watching and wine-tasting, in a single 9-hour tour from Cape Town. Travel to Hermanus to see right whales off the coast or upgrade your tour with an optional whale-watching cruise. Taste local wines in the Hemel en Aarde Valley, then visit Sir Lowry's Pass and Elgin. Tastings and round-trip transportation from your accommodations in Cape Town are included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.99
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6 Day Cape to Addo Safari - Garden Route Small Group Tour from Cape Town

6 Day Cape to Addo Safari - Garden Route Small Group Tour from Cape Town

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This incredible South African ecotour offers the chance to swim with great white sharks, jump from the world’s highest bungee and zipline through a treetop obstacle course. Or you can opt for the chill version and simply enjoy cliff-top whale watching, canoeing, game tracking, hiking through national forests and relaxing on beautiful beaches. Whichever route you prefer, this adventure tour of the Cape Peninsula from Cape town will not disappoint.
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  • 6 days
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$578.93
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Whale Watching in Hermanus (landbased)

Whale Watching in Hermanus (landbased)

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Marvel at the magic of Mother Nature with a whale watching tour to Hermanus from Cape Town. Enjoy the majestic scenery in this part of South Africa, where land-based whale watching is easy. Watch for Southern Right Whales, which come here annually to breed and calve. Stop for photo opportunities at scenic points, and get a chance to upgrade to a boat-based whale-watching tour while in Hermanus (own expense).
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  • 9 hours
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Private Shore Whale Watching Tour to Walker Bay Hermanus from Cape Town

Private Shore Whale Watching Tour to Walker Bay Hermanus from Cape Town

Spend a day exploring South Africa's scenic False Bay coast, with a visit to the coastal town of Strand and a stop to mingle with the penguins of Stony Point. This private tour includes a short waterfall hike and a drive through the local 'Apple Country,' but the real highlight is seasonal whale watching from the rocks in Hermanus―known as South Africa's 'Whale Watching Capital.'
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  • 9 hours
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2 Day Luxury Whale Coast with Wildlife Botlierskop Safari Private Tour

2 Day Luxury Whale Coast with Wildlife Botlierskop Safari Private Tour

Merging the great blue beasts of the ocean with the wild wanderers of the bushveld, this overnight coastal route safari is a quick escape from Cape Town to see most of the Big 5 animals in the malaria-free Botlierskop private game reserve, situated just 4,5 hours from Cape Town. Day one starts with a visit to the adorable African penguins at Betty's Bay, then spectacular seasonal (Jun-Oct) land-based whale watching along the Hermanus cliff paths or postcard views as you wind along with dramatic ocean scenes of Clarence drive. Immerse yourself in the comforts of your glamping tent accommodation, spotting free-roaming wildlife from your private wooden deck along the riverbed and end the night with an African inspired dinner under a twinkly starry sky. Rise before the sun with a 4x4 game drive to catch the bush as it awakes and after breakfast, get even closer to nature with the choice of a horseback safari or an indulgent bush spa treatment before heading back to Cape Town.
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  • 2 days
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Hermanus Whale Watching Full Day Tour
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Hermanus Whale Watching Full Day Tour

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The seaside town of Hermanus boasts some of the best land-based whale watching in the world—but that’s not all this tour features. After the chance to spot humpbacks, Bryde’s whales, and southern right whales from the bluffs above the bay, you can take to the ocean with a fully-crewed boat and whale watching specialist to see the massive creatures up close. On the return trip to Cape Town, stop by Stony Point to see penguins and then head back along scenic coastal roads.
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  • 9 hours
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$71.65
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Steam Train to Elgin Railway Market

Steam Train to Elgin Railway Market

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Trains have a certain inextricable mystique about them – no wonder they’re often the setting for romantic rendezvous, murder mysteries and elaborate heists. Perhaps it’s the unstoppable forward momentum; the intimacy of the enclosed space or the sense of adventure and anticipation they evoke. Situated in a an already beautiful country, the overpowering allure of the country draws one in when sitting in this steam-hauled train as you overlook the ever-changing scenery. Our guests spend their time on the train doing what they enjoy best, whether mingling in the bar, reading a book, taking in the sights, catching up with family, or closing their eyes to enjoy the soothing sounds of the rail.
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  • 10 hours
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Marine Big 5 Full Day Guided Return Transfer to Gansbaai from Cape Town

Marine Big 5 Full Day Guided Return Transfer to Gansbaai from Cape Town

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The coastal waters off Hermanus are home to a spectacular range of marine wildlife, but the only way to enjoy truly up-close views is by boat. On this private wildlife cruise, spot humpback whales, dolphins, and more in their natural habitat with your guide. Spin through the seaside villages of Betty's Bay and Kleinmond—with round-trip travel from your Cape Town hotel included—and experience the best of the South African coast.
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  • 9 hours
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$149.21
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Full Day Whale Watching Tour

Full Day Whale Watching Tour

The scenic coastal drive and experience of the majestic beauty of the Southern Right Whales basking in the warm waters of the Hermanus coastline.
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  • 9 hours
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$118.17
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