Chapman's Peak Drive, Western Cape

Explore the natural scenery between two oceans by navigating Chapman's Peak Drive. Connecting Hout Bay to Noordhoek, the 9 km (5.6 mi) winding route offers many remarkable vantage points from which you can see dolphins and whales in the sea below. Regarded as an engineering marvel, the route often hosts mass-participation races and marathons. Besides exploring the surrounding natural landmarks via vehicle, you can also go on a hike to uncover vistas rarely seen from behind the steering wheel. Using our international travel planner, Western Cape attractions like Chapman's Peak Drive can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • well worth the R47 to drive along you can tell why it is one of the best drives in the World, plenty of stopping of points with great picture opportunity's  more »
  • Chapman's peak to me must be one of the greatest roads in the world, twisting and turning through the most beautiful scenery you could ever imagine, from cliffside escapes to tropical beach scenery th...  more »
  • This road is incredible beautiful! Even if you don't have a car, just order a Uber from Capetown bowl to Boulders Beach for example and ask them to take Chapman's peak. You'll have to pay the toll but...  more »
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  • The views on Chappies are amazing. It is an experience not to be missed when you'rd in the Cape. You must find out if the road is open, there are road closures from time to time. A truly South African engineering marvel!
  • The views from the top are breathtaking. You can see everything and get perfect shots of sunsets. The only downside is the amount of cars. Getting up and down is chaos. There is so many cars and sitting in traffic is a guarantee. But the view from the top is worth the wait, that's why there's so many cars to begin with.
  • In my opinion it's the best drive in South Africa The views are fantastic
  • An absolutely amazing experience on the mountain side with a stunning view of Hout Bay. At night, the area and drive seems other worldly
  • Great view site seeing lovely drive for nice sunny days
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