Tuesday, 29 August 2017 12:12
Whale Watching from Chappies One of the most incredible wildlife experiences on the planet happens like clockwork off our Cape Town shores.  Our gorgeous destination becomes the temporary home of migratory whales who come to our shores to feed and to calve.   This seasonal migration takes place from June - November with September usually being the peak period. South Africa has amongst the best land-based whale watching in the world, but it is also worth…
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 11:22
This month a couple in a white land rover was photographed by one of our frequent users and reported for publically defacing the Chapman's Peak Drive view site.   Graffiti has been defined as "writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place" and is an issue that generates widespread community concern due to the negative impacts on community perceptions of safety. However marking other people's property…
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 09:02
Welcome to paradise. Here you‘ve got it all. The Atlantic Ocean on the one side, mountains on the other side. Chapman's Peak Drive is a scenic toll road in Cape Town and one of the top visitors destinations in the city.  There can be controversy over the toll fee and the price you pay, an issue that is not unique to us - toll fee controversy and usage is a global issue in places where…
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 06:19
Mandela Day is a special occasion at Chapman's Peak Drive, and each year our staff find a project in order to take action and inspire change.  Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. It was launched on his birthday, 18 July, in 2009 via a unanimous decision by the UN General Assembly. “It is in your hands to make of the world a better…
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 10:31
The annual increase of the Chapman’s Peak Drive toll tariff fees will take effect on 1 July 2017. The increase arises from a contractual arrangement between the Department of Transport and Public Works and the Concessionaire. Discount tariffs are still applicable to users who have pre-registered with the concessionaire operator and who maintain a minimum balance of R50.00 in their accounts. Discount tariffs are only applicable to non-commercial use only. For a light motor vehicle,…
Thursday, 22 June 2017 11:38
The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works announced on 19 June 2017 that Chapman's Peak Drive would be closed until further notice. In a statement, departmental spokesperson Byron La Hoe said several rocks fell onto the road on the Noordhoek end "and caused significant damage to two catch fences and the road surface". "Geotechnical engineers visited the site and put a remedial action plan in place," La Hoe added. According to the statement,…
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 09:12
Despite unseasonable sunny days in Cape Town and persistent and severe drought conditions, winter is coming to Cape Town. Our frequent users will know that Chapman’s Peak Drive will, in the interest of user safety, be closed from time to time. This will typically be during times of high winds, heavy rainfall or continuous rain, maintenance or the clearing of rocks caught in the catch fences. The vegetation on our mountain slopes has not fully…
Monday, 29 May 2017 11:24
Did you know that you can use PART of Chapman's Peak Drive for free? The Chapman's Peak Drive Day Pass allows use of the designated picnic areas, viewing spots and mountain trails, before the Day Pass Control Point from the Hout Bay side only - and you don't have to pay the toll tariff. How does the Day Pass work? The Day Pass is valid from the Hout Bay entrance only and can be used…
Monday, 22 May 2017 11:11
Chapman’s Peak Drive is perhaps one of the world’s most beautiful and exhilarating routes to drive, cycle or even ramble.  It’s no surprise that it is an integral part of two sporting events: The Two Oceans Marathon and the Cape Argus Cycle Race.  Anywhere that draws both motorists and cyclists, be it a spectacular mountain road like Chappies, or a bustling city centre, has to face the same issue, and it is the most important…
Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:14
The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is a 56 km (35 mile) ultra marathon held annually in Cape Town, South Africa on the Saturday of the Easter weekend. Self-proclaimed as “the world’s most beautiful marathon", the ultra-marathon will take place on Easter Saturday, 15 April 2017 in Cape Town (other subsidiary runs will take place on Good Friday, 14 April 2017). The 56km route will remain the same as usual - from the start in…
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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.