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Chapman’s Peak Drive

Chapman’s Peak Drive on the Atlantic Coast between Hout Bay and Noordhoek in the Cape Peninsula is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world.

Chapman’s Peak and the surrounding areas offer local and foreign visitors a myriad of things to do. It also offers business people an alternative and convenient access route between Cape Town and the South Peninsula, saving the commuter up to 20 minutes in peak traffic. In short, it forms the gateway between Cape Town and the South Peninsula.

Initially constructed during the First World War, this 9km route with its 114 curves skirts Chapman Peak, the 593m high southerly extension of Constantia Berg, and follows the rocky coastline to unfold breathtaking views in both directions.

The route starts at the picturesque fishing harbour of Hout Bay and the climb winds steeply up to Chapman’s Point, revealing breathtaking views of the sandy bays down below, until the road reaches lower levels again at Noordhoek.

Toll road: Chapman’s Peak Drive is operated as a toll-road. Regular road users with class 1 vehicles (motor cycles) and class 2 vehicles (passenger cars) are invited to take advantage of various frequent user discounts. The amount of discount depends on the frequency of usage.

Safety and security: Advanced security equipment and surveillance cameras monitor conditions on the route. The route is also patrolled regularly.

Route direction, North to South: In the interest of safety, tour buses may only travel in one direction – from Hout Bay to Noordhoek .

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