Chapman’s Peak Drive - Essential Service during Covid-19 Lockdown

Chapman’s Peak Drive - Essential Service during Covid-19 Lockdown
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 07:57

Chapman's Peak Drive - an essential Service during South Africa lockdown for Covid-19

On Monday 23 March, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that a nationwide lockdown would be implemented in South Africa to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The lockdown started on Thursday 26 March and has been issued until Thursday 16 April. (with an extension to the end of April 2020). During this period, all South Africans are encouraged to stay at home and only leave if they need food, medication or their social grants.

Chapman’s Peak Drive - No Jogging, No Dog Walking

Chapman’s Peak Drive supports the National effort to stop the spread of Covid-19 and asks everyone to adhere to these restrictions. We normally love to welcome visitors, right now we are asking you to stay home, whilst the restrictions are in place. We are looking forward to welcoming you back when restrictions are lifted.

Dog lovers in South Africa have been ordered not to take their beloved pets for a walk for three weeks. The new coronavirus crackdown also bans jogging. Please stay home - we know how much you miss your runs on Chappies, and we know that Fido is begging to leave the house for his daily walk. Please stay home.

Chapman’s Peak Drive - Essential Service 

The provisions of section 27 (2) of the Disaster Management Act include the regulation of the movement of people or goods in or out of the disaster-stricken area. The provisions also include that “other steps that may be necessary to prevent an escalation of the disaster or to alleviate, contain and minimise the effects of the disaster”, can be taken.
All businesses will be closed and staff are expected to stay at home except for health workers, emergency personnel, security services, police, medical personnel, soldiers and traffic officers. The distribution of basic goods, maintenance of power, water and telecommunication services will remain in operation.

Chapman’s Peak Drive is Open 

Chapman’s Peak Drive has been declared an essential service (please refer to Govt Gazette on 30 March 2020) so we are operating as (un)usual. Please note that we are open with reduced capacity to maintain the social distance requirements. Chapman's Peak is also deemed essential as an easy gateway in the event of an emergency.  

Chapman’s Peak Day Passes Suspended

Chappies Day Pass has been suspended during the lockdown period.

Stay Home.  Stay Safe

The staff and management of Chapman's Peak Drive wishes all our customers well during this unusual situation. Take care of yourselves and each other. We will see you soon.  Our breathtaking views from Chapman's Peak Drive are not going anywhere either. Those expansive views will be so welcome when restrictions are lifted. We will appreciate every shade of blue hues, the endless horizon, the waves, the clouds and the birds. See you on the otherside. Stay home. Stay Safe. 

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

16.13 km
Wind Direction
7.04 km/h
Updated 9/21/2020 15:32:50
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.