Chapman’s Peak Drive closed until further notice

Thursday, 22 June 2017 11:38
Chapman’s Peak Drive closed until further notice
16.13 km
Wind Direction
1.98 km/h
Updated 4/18/2021 03:37:50
Maintenance in Progress, information may not be accurate!

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, the road would be closed for three to four weeks. The road would be opened as soon as it was safe to do so.

"The area is very exposed to strong winds, and there is a high risk of rockfalls and mudslides down the steep mountain slopes," La Hoe said.

Motorists were advised to use Ou Kaapse Weg as an alternative route.

"Motorists can expect road closures on Chapman’s Peak Drive this winter whenever there are high-risk weather conditions." The wild fires of 2015 have also impacted on the stability as vegetation on the mountain slopes above the drive.  This takes a while to re-establish and the lack of stability increases the risks of mudslides and rockfalls. 

Regular updates are available via the Variable Message Sign (VMS) system, Twitter @ChapmansPeakSA, Facebook, or by calling 021 791 8222.

Good News 

We do have some good news for those wanting to visit Chapman's Peak Drive during the estimated 3-4 weeks of road closure or as soon as it is practically possible weather permitting - the Day Pass option is still open and available from the Hout Bay side of #Chappies. Kindly find more information on the Day Pass here . Do take note of the Term's and Conditions please, and noting the opening hours. 

Article adapted from See full article here | Image from Neal Allen via Facebook

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

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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.