Top 10 reasons to use Chapman's Peak Drive

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 17:09
#Chappies as we are fondly known as, is more often than not in the list of Top 10 Reasons to Visit Cape Town or Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town and even in the Top 10 Drives in South Africa. Mostly #Chappies is described as a spectacular scenic route and a must do activity in Cape Town.  There is more to Chapman's Peak Drive than meets the eye!   For some people driving…


Monday, 18 April 2016 16:42
You can get a cup of coffee pretty much anywhere in the world, but Cape Town is a special place and there are some truly notable spots where you can opt to caffeinate.  Some people can't start their day without it, some people drink it for a pick me up in the middle of the day and some people just drink it - often.  Coffee and Coffee shops mean different things to different people .…

Cape Town Cycle Tour: #Chappies Road Closures - 6 March 2016

Friday, 26 February 2016 10:18
The much loved Cape Town Cycle Tour takes place on Sunday 6 March 2016. The excitement is palpable as the 109km race returns to its’ original route which includes Chapman’s Peak Drive. After the damage caused by the Wild Fires of March 2015, the Cape Town Cycle Tour followed a shortened route due to safety issues. There is little doubt that cyclists are very #happychappies about the original route being back in the mix. We do need to warn our…

Stay Wider of the Rider Awareness Ride

Friday, 26 February 2016 09:00
Pedal Power Association are hosting a STAY WIDER OF THE RIDER AWARENESS RIDE this Saturday 27 February 2016. This is an awareness ride and is an untimed event. Groups of 50 cyclists at a time will be departing from the parking area at Maiden's Cove at 2 minute intervals from 07h00. The cut-off time is 11h00. PPA urges all cyclists wanting a safer cycling environment to join them for this ride. There is no entry fee, but it…


Monday, 15 February 2016 10:01
Celebrating  the Best of Chapman's Peak Drive in modern monochrome.  Enter now to Win a set of double tickets for show and dinner at Cafe Roux Sessions! The Chapman's Peak Drive Frequent User card features an historical Black and White image of the drive.  We are  in the process of ordering new cards and would like YOU to help us with a new photo for the cards!   Send us your Black & White picturesque moments or…

Chapman's Peak Drive & cyclists update, February 2016

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 10:49
On the 6 March 2016,  the Cape Town Cycle Tour will be taking place.  This is one of the most popular and spectacular cycling races on the planet and it is definitely the largest timed cycle race in the world.   The 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour, dubbed the Show you Care Solidarity Ride, drew nearly 34000 cyclists who pedalled a substantially reduced 47km route in support of the fire fighters who battled the blaze and residents affected…

Point-of-Sale machine to make Chappies toll quicker

Monday, 14 December 2015 12:30
Life is good at Chapman’s Peak Toll Plaza.  A new Point – of-Sale machine has been installed at the Toll Plaza office.  The machine is located inside and will be utilized for payments and for Frequent User top-up payments.   In addition to accepting credit cards,  the system will help to alleviate congestion at the toll plaza lanes if there are any card issues. If there should be any congestion in the toll lanes, particularly during…

Cyclist Update on #Chappies

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 15:00
Cyclists , roadworks,  rockfalls and #Chappies are not good bedfellows.  As the weather warms up, more and more cyclists are taking to the roads for summer training.  The Chappies/Cyclist debate is raging at dinner tables all over the peninsula and on many Facebook Community forums. The reality of the situation is that Chapman’s Peak Drive is still dangerous on the Noordhoek Side of the viewpoint following damage to the slopes in the Wildfire of March 2015.  It…

Fixed Hours for Chappies Day Pass

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 08:00
Sunset is one of the most popular events on Chapman’s Peak Drive and traditionally the Day Pass on #Chappies allowed users to stay until sunset.  Chappies will now be getting set times for the Day Pass which remains free to the public and will continue to operate in the same format, except for the designated times of use. New times effective from 1 December 2015. The Chappies Day Pass or Picnic Voucher is valid for free use of designated…

Are you a #HappyChappie?

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 16:00
93 years ago,  on Saturday 6 May 1922, the Governor of the Union of South Africa, His Royal Highness Prince Arthur of Connaught, opened  Chapman’s Peak Drive to traffic  (Then called the Hout Bay – NoordeHoek Road) . Today #Chappies is a toll road linking the north and south of Cape Town.  At the time of writing, Light Motor Vehicles are paying R40 per direction, so regular users could be paying a lot of cash for driving…
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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.