One of the most spectacular drives in the world: Chapman’s Peak

Chapman’s Peak view

Chapman’s Peak Drive is one of the most awesome scenic routes in the world. It winds along the Atlantic Coast between Houtbaai and Noordhoek. In winter it offers magnificent whale watching spots. Make a lot of photo stops. Be sure to keep your eyes on the road while driving. The passing wonderful landscapes may cause distraction. The drive is also used by bikers en runners. Stop at the villages of Noordhoek and Houtbaai for quaint shops and a lovely meal in one of the many local restaurants.

Chapman’s Peak Drive is one of the most awesome scenic routes in the world. It winds 9 kilometers along the Atlantic Coast between Houtbaai and Noordhoek. Behind each of the 114 curves you’ll find a breathtaking view.  Capetonians will tell every visitor to ‘do the Chappies’. On the one hand you have a magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean and it’s coastline, on the other you have mountains, the southerly extension of Contantia Berg.  Bring a picnic basket and find a good spot for an impromptu lunch with a view. You have a stunning view of Houtbaai harbor from the highest viewpoint.   In winter it offers magnificent whale watching spots. Make a lot of photo stops. Be sure to keep your eyes on the road while driving. The passing wonderful landscapes may cause distraction. Stop at the villages of Noordhoek and Houtbaai for quaint shops and a lovely meal in one of the many local restaurants.

Chapman’s peak road

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 Opening Chapman's Peak Drive 6th may 1922

Chapman’s Peak Drive opened on the 6th may 1922

 

 

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