Chapman's Peak Drive

Chapman’s Peak Drive on the Atlantic Coast between Hout Bay and Noordhoek in the Cape Peninsula is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world. Chapman’s Peak Drive is affectionately known as “Chappies” and is a must for anyone who is passionate about the majestic scenery of Cape Town.

  • Initially constructed during the First World War, this 9km route with its 114 curves, skirts Chapman's Peak, the 593m high southerly extension of Constantia Berg, and follows the rocky coastline to unfold breathtaking views in both directions.

    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.

    Chapman’s Peak and the surrounding areas offer local and foreign visitors a myriad of things to do.

    It also offers business people an alternative and convenient access route between Cape Town and the South Peninsula, saving the commuter up to 20 minutes in peak traffic. In short, it forms the gateway between Cape Town and the South Peninsula.

    Toll road: Chapman’s Peak Drive is operated as a toll road. Regular road users with Category 1 vehicles (motor cycles) and Category 2 vehicles (passenger cars) are invited to take advantage of various frequent user benefits. The amount of discount depends on the frequency of usage.

  • Day Pass: Obtain a Day Pass from the Hout Bay side, and make use of the first 3km of the drive for free. Daylight hours only!

    Facilities: Toll fees are paid at the Toll Plaza where administration of the drive takes place and also where you can sign up as a Frequent User. Toilets (including disabled toilets) are available at the plaza. Along the drive, public ablution facilities are available and are cleaned regularly. There are three major picnic areas, and more than 60 picnic tables & benches provided along the route for your leisure needs. There are numerous areas to pull over and see the view and we do ask all visitors to respect the natural environment in which we co-exist and use the rubbish bins provided or take your trash with you.

    Safety and security: Advanced security equipment and surveillance cameras monitor conditions on the route. The route is also patrolled regularly. Blind-spot mirrors help with safety on sharp bends.

    Route direction, North to South: In the interest of safety, tour buses & long vehicles may only travel in one direction - from Hout Bay to Noordhoek.

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Things to do

Driving, sightseeing, cycling, running, hiking, photograph or join an event in and around Chapman's Peak Drive.

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Surrounding Areas

Chappies toll road is a gateway between Cape Town city centre and the south peninsula & Cape Point Route.

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Engineering

How the drive was constructed & upgraded.  The cutting-edge and construction processes won South African engineers award!

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History of Chapman’s Peak Drive

How Chappies got its' name, constructed during the First World War, developments, closures and partnerships.

About Chapman's Peak Drive

  • 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.