Chapman's Peak Drive
Chapman’s Peak Drive
Chapman’s Peak Drive, affectionately known as “Chappies” is without doubt one of the world’s most iconic routes and simply has to be seen to be believed. It winds along, perched precariously on the cliffside of the Table Mountain National Park, covered with pristine fynbos
An unbeatable view above and below
This spectacularly picturesque drive links the city side of Cape Town and the harbour town of Hout Bay with the south, joining Noordhoek and the greater Cape Peninsula to the Atlantic Seaboard. The world famous drive offers sweeping views of majestic Cape Town scenery, with sheer drops to the sea below and towering mountains rising above.
All modes of transport welcome
The twists and curves in the road seem endless and the views on offer are any photographers dream. It is a paradise for motorists, sightseers, picnickers, runners, hikers and bikers. The drive is also an integral part of the Cape Town Cycle Tour and a very popular practice route for cyclists – both amateur and professional alike.
The drive offers stunning views with many areas along the route where you can stop and take in the exquisite scenery or sit down for a relaxing picnic.
No such thing as a free ride
There is a toll for all vehicles travelling the full route from either side, and it is well worth the charge to experience this wonderful stretch of road. Should you explore it on a bicycle (which is highly recommended) there is no charge and plenty of culverts in which to pull over and enjoy the views. The tolls are collected and used to maintain the road and to prevent rock falls from the precarious cliffs above.
Winter can see some heavy rains in the Cape and this can loosen some rocks and result in the road being closed for repair. To ensure that you have an unencumbered journey, call ahead to ensure that there are no road closures in place.
Tel: +27(0)21 791 8220
Address: Chapman’s Peak Drive, between Hout Bay and Noordhoek
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