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Sir Lowry's Pass Village

Sir Lowry's Pass Village
Sir Lowry's Pass Village is located in Western Cape
Sir Lowry's Pass Village
Sir Lowry's Pass Village
 Sir Lowry's Pass Village shown within Western Cape
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
 • Total 1.98 km2 (0.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 8,496
 • Density 4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 28.2%
 • Coloured 66.0%
 • Indian/Asian 0.4%
 • White 4.2%
 • Other 1.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Afrikaans 73.0%
 • Xhosa 17.3%
 • English 6.2%
 • Other 3.5%

Sir Lowry's Pass Village is a town near the base of Sir Lowry's Pass, about 60 km from Cape Town, South Africa.


In 1846 there was a Post Office, run by a postmistress, Mrs Walters, and six farms in the area. 43 years later the first steam train stopped there in 1890. The railway station later became the Post Office. The waiting room was also used for English Church Services in 1925, as there was no church building at the time. Wild flowers grew in profusion on the mountains and hills around the village and selling them was a major source of income for the villagers in the early 1900s. Today the little village is flanked by up-market residential estates and various wine farms.


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