Perfect Picnics on Chapman’s Peak Drive

Monday, 19 October 2015 17:45
As the days get longer, lazier and warmer, the birds get chirpier and the blossoms brighter, so the urge to pack a picnic basket, grab a blanket and head outdoors becomes more prevalent in our thinking and planning and actions. Summer is here- which definitely makes it time to grab a picnic basket and get out there! Cape Town is spoiled for choice when it comes to picnic spots. Head for one of the many…

Top Reasons to Become a Frequent User on Chappies

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 15:15
Chapman’s Peak Drive is a toll road and the fee increases every year, usually on 1 July. This is based on a contractual agreement between the Concessionaire and the Department of Transport & Public Works. The increase will happen every year so Chapman’s Peak Drive recommends that if you drive over Chappies more than 3 times per month (this a no-brainer!) to register now and start saving! For some people driving on Chapman’s Peak Drive is a once in a…

Chapman’s Peak Drive: Toll Tariff Increase 2015

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:45
The annual increase of the Chapman’s Peak Drive toll tariff fees took effect on 1 July 2015. 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, the…

Chappies Rehab is Going Well

Thursday, 16 July 2015 13:45
The Western Cape Government recently posted an article commending Entilini Operations on the good work being done with repairing infrastructure after the wildfires in March 2015. Road signs and electrical infrastructure have been repaired or replaced. CCTV security system has been replaced so those cameras are watching you!  See the full article published here: Chapmans Peak Drive operating concessionaire is really proud of our efforts. We closed on the 31 May 2015 after a major mudslide on…

Chappies: Are you Open or Closed?

Monday, 13 July 2015 18:30
Chapman’s Peak Drive (#Chappies) is open for now but will be closely monitored for road closures this winter, the provincial department of transport and public works said. The road and toll gate were closed for short periods on Monday and Tuesday this week due to the bad weather.  Once again Chapman’s Peak Drive asks that motorists and road users exercise patience and tolerance this winter as we strive to keep the drive safe and open. Please follow us…

Winter is here…. mud and more…

Thursday, 04 June 2015 18:15
Chapman’s Peak Drive is closed following a major mudslide which occurred on Chapman’s Peak Drive in the early hours of Sunday morning 31 May, 2015.   The first big winter storm hit the Cape Peninsula  on the last weekend of May. In our previous blog post, we warned that winter was coming to Cape Town.  With the onset of winter and harsher weather conditions, the risk of rock falls, mud slides and road closures on Chapman’s Peak Drive were…

Winter is Coming….

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 18:00
“Winter is Coming” is the motto of House Stark, in the television series Game of Thrones. The meaning behind these words is one of warning and constant vigilance. With the onset of winter and harsher weather conditions, the risk of rock falls and road closures on Chapman’s Peak Drive are likely to increase. Away from medieval fantasy, it is the month of May in Cape Town, which is autumn. It’s a beautiful time of year…

Chappies - after the fire

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 18:30
Driving over Chappies after the fire, is a mixture of emotions. The smell of smoke and fire is still strong, you can taste smoke in the back of your throat and you do those little irritating coughs, because you throat is scratchy and uncomfortable.  Soot and ash clings to your toes but it is the visual devastation at the wasteland on the slopes and the charred remains that wrenches the heart. Despite the sadness to…

Chapman’s Peak Drive Re-opens after the Fire

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 15:30
#Chappies is OPEN following the March 2015 Cape Fire. Please read the statement issued by Donald Grant, Minister of Transport & Public Works issued on 9 March 2015.  See original Statement HERE.  Chapman’s Peak Drive to Open after Fire Damage Assessment | Western Cape Government This morning (9 March 2015), I visited Chapman’s Peak Drive to receive a report from the concessionaire, Entilini, of assessments done following severe damage caused by the fires that ravaged the Southern Cape…

Cape Town Cycle Tour 2015 - New Route

Thursday, 05 March 2015 13:00
The much loved Cape Town Cycle Tour will have a new route and a shortened route on the 8 March 2015, due to the massive wildfire that has ravaged the southern peninsula of Cape Town since 1 March.  David Bellairs, director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust released the following statement regarding the cycle tour. CLICK HERE TO VIEW NEW ROUTE MAP  CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR ANNOUNCES THE 38TH YEAR AS THE “SHOW YOU CARE SOLIDARITY RIDE” (Cape Town,…
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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.