Chapman's Peak Drive is one of the most spectacular coastal roads in South Africa, linking the seaside community of Hout Bay to the Noordhoek Valley along the Atlantic Coast, with breathtaking views from along the narrow, winding road blasted into the cliffs. Constructed in 1915, the six-mile (9km) route took about seven years to complete and was built as a shorter, alternative route between Cape Town central and the South Peninsula. Many visitors use this scenic route to reach Cape Point Nature Reserve situated at the tip of the Peninsula.
Telephone: 021 791 8222
Opening times: Open 24 hours; the road closes occasionally due to heavy rainfall, or rockfalls
Admission: Chapman’s Peak Drive is operated as a toll-road. Light motor vehicles cost R23