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Offline Trygve Roberts

Lawson's Pass (4x4 Only!)
« on: February 11, 2016, 04:40:14 pm »
This stunning pass crosses the Gamkaberg from north to south and it lies fully within a nature reserve. Although the pass is technically not very challenging (Grade 2), the scenery and tranquility more than make up for it. It takes about 2 hours excluding stops to complete the route of over 16 km. A much better plan is to book one of the tented camps with splash pool, lapa and kitchen and spend a night or two in the reserve. The video clips will give an indication of what to expect. We are not sure if bikes are allowed in the reserve. Best to check with Cape Nature.

http://mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za/find-a-pass/western-cape/item/939-lawson-s-pass-4x4.html

 

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Re: Lawson's Pass (4x4 Only!)
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2019, 08:57:04 am »
Hi trygve can this pass be done on a adv bike or will they stop me at the gate
 

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Re: Lawson's Pass (4x4 Only!)
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 11:33:04 am »
Hi Steve - There is nothing on that route (including wild animals) that would present any real danger to a biker (other than falling). I suggest you contact Gamkaberg Nature Reserve (part of Cape Nature) and ask them.
 

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Re: Lawson's Pass (4x4 Only!)
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 11:45:07 am »
I did this Route 2 Months ago in a 4x4, Bikes not allowed. It is a beautiful Route with some Game sightings and very comfy Tented Camps.
You can also see this rare Zebra there.
https://www.capenature.co.za/capenature-sanbona-wildlife-reserve-team-save-iconic-cape-mountain-zebra/
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Re: Lawson's Pass (4x4 Only!)
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2019, 11:51:33 am »
I did this Route 2 Months ago in a 4x4, Bikes not allowed. It is a beautiful Route with some Game sightings and very comfy Tented Camps.
Offshore is dit die een wat vanaf Swartbergpas loop na Meiringspoort oor heartbreakershill?
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Re: Lawson's Pass (4x4 Only!)
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2019, 11:55:14 am »
I did this Route 2 Months ago in a 4x4, Bikes not allowed. It is a beautiful Route with some Game sightings and very comfy Tented Camps.
Offshore is dit die een wat vanaf Swartbergpas loop na Meiringspoort oor heartbreakershill?

Nee Chris, sy ingang loop vanaf die ou Sementpad tusse Oudtsh en Calitzdorp.
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Re: Lawson's Pass (4x4 Only!)
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2019, 12:04:46 pm »
I did this Route 2 Months ago in a 4x4, Bikes not allowed. It is a beautiful Route with some Game sightings and very comfy Tented Camps.
Offshore is dit die een wat vanaf Swartbergpas loop na Meiringspoort oor heartbreakershill?

Nee Chris, sy ingang loop vanaf die ou Sementpad tusse Oudtsh en Calitzdorp.
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OK dan ry mens seker oor na die Paardebont pad se kant toe? Ons het een jaar daar Vasbyt gestap. Mooi uitsig daar bo vanaf die koppe.
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Re: Lawson's Pass (4x4 Only!)
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2019, 12:12:42 pm »
Ai dis slegte nuus

Dankie vir die info offshore
 

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Re: Lawson's Pass (4x4 Only!)
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2019, 04:12:50 pm »
Ai dis slegte nuus

Dankie vir die info offshore
There are many beautiful Rides in this Area, do this one in a Car, it has has spectacular views and you can have several Cold ones while you are driving.
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Re: Lawson's Pass (4x4 Only!)
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2019, 07:06:57 pm »
Thanx offshore will this pass be doable in a 4x2 fortuner or 4x2 hilux
 

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Re: Lawson's Pass (4x4 Only!)
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2019, 07:38:46 pm »
Yes, you will be able to, there is one particular sharp right Turn with a steep incline which is Concreted but will require some Skill, it can be done, however I am not sure whether you are permitted to do the Route in a  4X2. Give them a Call. :thumleft:
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Re: Lawson's Pass (4x4 Only!)
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2019, 10:00:01 pm »
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