Chapman’s Peak Drive winds it way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay. Situated on the Atlantic Coast, at the south-western tip of South Africa, it is one of the most spectacular marine drives anywhere in the world.
The 9 km route, with its 114 curves, skirts the rocky coastline of Chapman’s Peak, the 593 m high southerly extension of Constantia Berg. The drive offers stunning 180° views with many areas along the route where you can stop and take in the scenery or sit down for a relaxing picnic.
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.
Initially constructed during the First World War, Chapman’s Peak Drive has now implemented rock-fall protection measures that were selected on the basis of what is considered to be best international practice and consist of a half tunnel, catch fences, slope stabilisation and canopy structures. In 2004, Chapman’s Peak Drive received an excellence award for rock fall protection.
Toll Tariffs: From 1 August 2013
Motor Cycle & Motor Quadbikes: R 23.00 one way
Light Motor Vehicle: R 36.00 one way
Minibus & Utility Vehicles: R 36.00 one way
Midibus & Small Heavy Vehicles: R134.00 one way
Large Bus & Heavy Motor Vehicles: R 356.00 one way
If you are a regular individual user on this spectacular route and travel more than 3 times per month, it’s worth signing up for a Chapman’s Peak Drive Frequent User Card to get discounted rates. The more you use Chapman’s Peak Drive, the cheaper it gets!
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