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Chapman's Peak Drive

Driving on Chapman's Peak Drive here in Hout Bay is best done slowly, this way one gets to appreciate the surrounding vistas. Yes this drive is one spectacular bit of engineering, the way the road rises up from sea level to the way it cuts into the mountain side - simply amazing and breath taking.

In 1915 work began on constructing the road connecting Hout Bay and Noordhoek and was finally completed in 1922, in 1962 the road itself was widened to the double lane we know today.

Whether you are tackling this road from the Noordhoek side or the Hout Bay side be sure to use the many lookout points along the route, and remember the road is narrow with 200m + drop offs to the side - be careful.

We have find that stopping off at a shop to buy a bottle of wine, cheese, biscuits and biltong on the way to Chapman's Peak Cape Town offers up the best sunsets that one could possible find.

Pros; The stunning views out over Hout Bay, Sunsets, Ocean on one side and Mountain on the other.
Cons; Busy over summer, When the road is closed.

Chapman's Peak Toll Rates are as follows (as of April 2016);
Open all year round
Light Motor Vehicles - R40.00
Motor Cycle - R26.00

Chapman's Peak South Africa

  • Cape Town Restaurants

  • Cape Town Restaurants
  • A short and brief selection of Restaurants in Cape Town that we at love to visit. These are not tourist traps and we have not been paid to feature any on these establishments! Good service, good prices, great food and a dinning experience that is slightly different is what we look for.
  • Cape Town by Helicopter

  • Cape Town by Helicopter
  • From ZAR 750.00 pp
  • Scenic flights over Cape Town and her surrounding attractions including Camps Bay, Hout Bay, False Bay and all the the way down to the magnificent Cape Point. We offer six distinctively different options for you all the the best prices.
  • Cape Peninsula Tour

  • Cape Peninsula Tour
  • From ZAR 760.00 pp
  • See for yourself why this spectacular Cape Peninsula became known as the 'Fairest Cape', we take in Camps Bay, Clifton, Hout Bay, Chapman's Peak Drive, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Simon's Town & the Penguin colony.
  • Cape Town Shark Diving

  • Cape Town Shark Diving
  • From ZAR 1 500.00 pp
  • Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai, South Africa was voted the Best Underwater Experience in the world by Lonely Planet in 2011, and not much has changed since then. This is you chance to get up close and personal with one of natures miss understood creatures.
  • Uthando Tours

  • Uthando Tours
  • From ZAR 720.00 pp
  • A selection of tour experiences are available, all offering that often missing link between the traveller and local communities in and around Cape Town with an insight into the rich cultural diversity that is South Africa.