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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:45
Scheduled Alien Vegetation clearing will no longer be taking place after the Cape Fires of the first week of March 2015. There is nothing to clear!  The Aliens are back… or did they ever leave?  The Allies of Humanity and Natural Resources have been monitoring the Alien Presence on Chapmans Peak Drive and have issued a statement. Chapman’s Peak Drive is rich in natural resources and “ALIENS” are resource seekers. They are here to seduce our delicate eco-systems,…
Friday, 13 February 2015 16:45
At the beginning of each year, the number of cyclists increases substantially due to the Cape Town Cycle Tour which takes place annually on the second Sunday of March. The Cycle Tour is the biggest cycle event in South Africa and one of the largest timed events in the world, and attracts thousands of visiting cyclists to Cape Town. Many of these cyclists are not regular riders and not always accustomed to cycling on the…
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 15:30
a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media. Cape Town is a beautiful, multi-cultural city with amazing backdrops for snapping mountain or beach photos, colourful characters and architectural and cultural delights as well as unique wildlife like penguins at Boulders Beach (Note to Self: Add this to Top #Selfie Spots in Cape Town list) Here is our list of 10 of the Top #Selfie spots in Cape Town  (in…
Monday, 24 November 2014 18:00
For some people driving Chapman’s Peak Drive is a once in a lifetime experience. For others it’s a regular journey through paradise.  If you are lucky enough to live in Cape Town, you could be driving in paradise and getting a discount! Chapman’s Peak Drive is a toll road and the current toll for a light motor vehicle is R38 for one direction, which means a return journey is R76.  With the frequent user discount you start receiving…
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 17:30
Chapman’s Peak Drive is often referred to as one of the most scenic drives in the world. Cruising the 9km route with 114 curves, a rocky coastline dropping into the Atlantic Ocean and colourful sandstone sedimentary rock towering above you, is a jaw-dropping experience. Do it at sunset and you will be gob-smacked. The rocks glow in golden light, the sea shimmers and sparkles and the smiling faces looking at the view pose for classic…
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  • 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.