Be Inspired on Chappies

Be Inspired on Chappies
Thursday, 08 November 2018 11:44

Be Inspired on Chapman's Peak Drive - an area of natural beauty, scenic wonders, natural attractions, wildlife, active adventures, walks and wellness. Take the drive, take the scenic route, we invite you to be inspired on Chappies 

Natural Attractions

Chapman’s Peak Drive extends from Hout Bay on the north side and Noordhoek on the south side and is one of the major routes for visiting the Cape of Good Hope Section of Table Mountain National Park. Explore nature at it’s best on any scenic drive in the Mother City of South Africa – Cape Town, whether you are heading to Cape Point, visiting the penguins at Boulders Beach or hitting the beach for some rest and relaxation with sunshine and sand.

Wildlife

Keep your eyes peeled! Chappies offers many different wildlife experiences in their natural habitat – on land, in the water and in the air. From whales, dolphins and seals in the ocean, to insects, butterflies and beetles that pollinate the vegetation, to reptiles such as the endangered Western Leopard Toad (especially on the Noordhoek side), lizards, tortoises and sometimes snakes. Small mammals can be spotted - baboons; rodents, ranging from the porcupine to mice and dassies (hyrax). In the air marine birds – gulls, terns, waders, cormorants and gannets – can be seen along the coast and at any time of year. Keep a look out for fynbos endemics such as the Cape Sugarbird and orange-breasted sunbird and the commonly spotted red winged starlings. Raptors such as the jackal buzzards are often spotted.

Active Adventures

Be invigorated by being active in the great outdoors. Enjoy the tranquility of a sea-kayak, the restorative benefits of a great walk or the adrenalin rush of surfing some big waves or the thrill of cycling on mountain passes. All you have to do is."Pick Your Pace!"

Walks

Chapman’s Peak Drive and surrounds is a nature paradise for walking, hiking, rambling or ambling, whatever your ability or experience level. There's no better way to communicate with nature and checkout the scenery, than to lace up you comfy shoes, strap on a backpack and hit the trail. Our top pick – Chapman’s Peak of course!

Natural Wellness

Restore life balance, nothing makes you remember your alive like feeling the salt in your hair, the sand in your toes and sea air in your lungs. When Mother Nature created this region she had your well-being in mind.

Village Inspiration

The landscape and the lifestyle has inspired artisans of all disciplines to explore their craft and follow their passion in the surrounding towns and villages. Enjoy the riches of their honed skills from chefs and producers to artists and entrepreneurs.

Be inspired on Chapman’s Peak Drive.

Photo Credit: Millie Heaven


Chapman’s Peak Drive Toll Plaza Office Hours:

The Toll Plaza is open Monday - Friday from 08h00 - 17h00 for registration as a Frequent User.
Address: Toll Plaza, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Cape Town
Plaza Tel: 021 791 8220

 

CHAPMANS PEAK IS CLOSED
OPEN, GOOD CONDITIONS, 0217918220
Visibility
16.13 km
Wind Direction
NW
Temperature
12.99ºC
Windspeed
7.43 km/h
Updated 7/16/2019 22:32:50
Maintenance in Progress, information may not be accurate!

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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.