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Scenic drive

We take this route from Cape Town to the Overberg region and it's always very pretty. This year, it... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2018
Temer2
,
Surrey, United Kingdom
via mobile
Wonderful setting

What a wonderful setting, friendly staff and good food. Strongly recommended. Arrive early, go for... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2017
aaronklein2017
,
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“scenic drive” (3 reviews)
“wheat fields” (2 reviews)
“valley” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Botrivier, South Africa
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We take this route from Cape Town to the Overberg region and it's always very pretty. This year, it was misty and drizzling but still a nice drive. South African roads are excellent and a pleasure to drive and this one is worth doing on...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

What a wonderful setting, friendly staff and good food. Strongly recommended. Arrive early, go for a walk and sit down and enjoy the hospitality.

Thank aaronklein2017
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Scenic drive through the mountains, beautiful fynbos passing several farms and a beautiful country hotel. Not recommended on a misty day/night as visibility is sometimes poor.

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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

It a beautiful winding pass. Every season gives you a different view, from canola fields in October, wheat fields, etc. The fynbos next to the road is beautiful. The white proteas were in bloom when we passed through. There are various farm stalls on route,...More

Thank Dirmu G
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Between Bot River and Grabouw there is a beautiful drive not often taken by lovers of roadtrips. It runs through spectacular mountains above the raillway line, looping a few very scary hairpin bends, until it arrives at the town of Grabouw situated in surely one...More

Thank engemi
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Well planned and scenic pass through the mountains. Some scary hairpin bends. Worth driving through.

Thank Karooblossom
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

The Houwhoek pass is pleasant drive theough the mountains from Bot River to Grabouw. The road is in good repair, and makes for pleasant driving. It passes the historic Houw Hoek Inn which is South Africa's oldest hotel. In its grounds it has a huge...More

Thank Tweet G
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Take the turn off just east of Houwhoek hotel. Follow the railway line towards vot River. Nice yraxk for off road bikes and ldv type trucks. No entru fee. Nice railway bridges. Be safe when exiting at Bot River end.

Thank Deon v
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Very scenic drive, but be careful of the traffic outside Grabouw. Do stop at the various farm stalls, and the HouwHoek Inn

Thank GaryvE
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

What a wonderful pass with some very nice views of the Overberg, mountains and ocean. The pass has some great stops and offer great restaurants on the way.

Thank ivanmare
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