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Chapman's Peak Drive

Hout Bay Road | Between Noordhoek and Hout Bay, 7872, South Africa
+27 21 791 8220
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Chapman’s Peak Drive toll road winds its way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay on the Atlantic Coast on the south-western tip of South Africa. Chapman’s Peak Drive is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world. Chapman’s Peak Drive is affectionately known as #Chappies.
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  • Average2%
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Hout Bay Road | Between Noordhoek and Hout Bay, 7872, South Africa
+27 21 791 8220
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Reviewed 5 days ago

this is a great road of 114 curves and a great place to see some amazing views especially over to Hout Bay. not for the feint hearted and a place where you really do need to stop at the view points there are several along...More

Thank KazSlater
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very good views for miles, with absolutely loads of places to stop. It's only 45 rand for a car all the way, and is a great drive in either direction

Thank HHH666Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth 45r for a car. Ideally, go when the sun is low, early or later in the day to get the best impact as the contours on the rocks will be emphasized. Very popular. At the time we visited it is closed most of...More

Thank MootHouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Carved out of a near vertical mountain face, the road is a must for all visitors to the Cape. Preferred direction will be from Noordhoek to Host Bay, with the vistas at your left side. A moderate toll fee is payable at the Hour Bay...More

Thank LEO R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wunderful driving road near the sea side. We did the trip from one side and took the way back. Many times used for car commercials and it is a must of you are in SA. Although you have to pay it is worthwile to make...More

Thank Frank T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a stunning drive along the coastal road. Small fee at the Toll booth, but you only pay the one fee so you go do the return journey too, as you get a different perspective of the views. Plenty of spots to pull in for...More

Thank nette08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide suggested this detour on the way to the Cape and it was great on a sunny clear day! Not for the acrophobics with a hairy drive but well worth holding your breath! Well worth the fee and diversion!

Thank Chicagonative_7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful coastal road, well worth the small toll fee. Plenty of viewpoints as you drive along the side of the mountain with the sea at your side!

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an iconic drive and absolute must do when visiting Cape Town. The views are incredible. We extended by driving through Simonstown and seeing the penguins at Boulders Beach. Highly recommend

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charges 45 Rand for one-way crossing - but it was the most amazing view in Cape Town!! Would highly recommend to drive here once, get off , take some amazing pictures!

Thank tahalavi
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Laurent F
11 September 2017|
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Response from spanishfoodie | Reviewed this property |
It doesn't matter what time I would do Hout bay to Noordhoek. Hout Bay is amazing so find a restaurant their.
Amira A
23 June 2017|
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Response from EddyBakker59 | Reviewed this property |
You can hire a scooter in town to travel across Chapmans Peak drive and from there you can travel to Boulders Beach to see the penguins. They are both lovely destinations to visit. You can rent a scooter in Cape Town. Take... More
Karen K
21 February 2017|
Response from Chapmanspeakdrive | Property representative |
Hi Karen, If you don't have your own transport then you will need a car. Options are: 1. Rent a car 2. Uber or taxi 3. Book a tour to Cape Point and combine it with a visit to the SW tip of Africa and visiting the... More