Chappies: Are you Open or Closed?

Monday, 13 July 2015 18:30
Chappies: Are you Open or Closed?
16.13 km
Wind Direction
3.89 km/h
Updated 4/18/2021 04:32:50
Maintenance in Progress, information may not be accurate!

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 on our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) to keep up to date with notifications of any Road Closures.

“In order to protect the safety of road users, the road is expected to be closed every time it rains during the winter period, and when certain weather-related thresholds are exceeded.”

Strong winds & heavy rain increase the risk of mudslides, rock falls and road closure on Chapman’s Peak Drive after the fire of March 2015 destroyed much of the vegetation on the slopes of the mountain.

“Motorists and other road users are urged to make use of Old Kaapse Weg as an alternative route,” spokesperson Byron la Hoe said in a statement.

Frequent Users who are signed up and registered active users of Chapman’s Peak Drive, receive an SMS notification when #Chappies is closed.  You can sign up at the Toll Plaza during office hours Mon - Fri 08h00 - 17h00.

Road users should follow Chapman’s Peak Drive on Twitter @ChapmansPeakSA or like Chapman’s Peak Drive on Facebook to receive notification updates regarding the road status of Chapman’s Peak Drive. 

Cyclists and runners are reminded that restrictions apply on the Noordhoek side from the Main Lookout Point to the boom on the Noordhoek side.  Please respect the pointsmen – they are messengers!  The restrictions are in place for safety reasons.

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

  • Read More about Chapman’s Peak Drive Frequent Users here.
  • See Tariffs and discounts for all classes here
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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.