African Travel Concept

Chapman's Peak

Cape Town's Chapman's Peak Drive is a journey of breath-taking  scenery. Located on the southern Cape Peninsula, it takes motorists on a 9km winding route from Hout Bay to Noordhoek and is widely regarded as one of the world’s most scenic stretches of road. This rocky coastal roadway offers numerous points at which motorists ma safely park and savour a panoramic view across the deep-blue waters of the southern Atlantic Ocean, and the shapely shoreline that meets it.

From stunning vantage points, some of which are up to 593m above sea level, it is not unusual to see whales and dolphins playing in the ocean below, and Baboons curiously observing passing tourists. This is a perfect photographic platform to capture stunning landscapes, especially at sunset. There are 114 curves along Chapman's Peak Drive, making it necessary for motorists to drive slowly and cautiously – all the better to gaze out at the spectacular vistas.

Fondly known as 'Chappies' to Cape Town residents, Chapman's Peak Drive also forms part of the route for the Cape Argus Cycle Tour and the Two Oceans Marathon.

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