#Chappies in Numbers

#Chappies in Numbers
Sunday, 27 May 2018 12:11

Chapman's Peak Drive in numbers - some fun and interesting statistical numbers from the drive. 

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#Chappies in Numbers

  • 1607    The year Chapman’s Peak got it’s name. 
    A British ship, “The Consent” was becalmed in Hout Bay. The ship’s pilot, John Chapman, went ashore to search for provisions and recorded the bay as Chapman’s Chaunce, and the mountain became known as Chapman’s Peak  

  • 7          The number of years to complete construction of Chapman’s Peak Drive (1915 – 1922)

  • 700      The number of convicts used to build the road from Hout Bay to Noordhoek         
  • 114      The number of curves in the road
  • 35000  The approximate number of cyclists who pass over Chappies in a day during the world’s longest timed cycle race – The Cape Town Cycle Tour.
  • R20      The toll fee for a light motor vehicle one direction in 2003 (When #Chappies opened as a toll road)
  • R45     The toll fee for a light motor vehicle one direction in 2017
  • 60        The number of staff employed by Entilini Operations
  • 60        The number of picnic tables along the 9km drive
  • 1002 mm         The average rainfall per annum on Chapman’s Peak Drive
  • 1 006 685        The total number of journeys on Chapman’s Peak Drive in 2016 (highest traffic volumes recorded in one year) 

Photo credit:  Peter Haarhof, Cape Photo Co 


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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Updated 8/7/2020 20:42:50
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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.