"Natural" Heritage Day 2018 on Chappies

Saturday, 15 September 2018 14:20
"Natural" Heritage Day 2018 on Chappies
16.13 km
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Updated 4/18/2021 05:12:50
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Chapman’s Peak Drive is proud to be part of South Africa’s Natural Heritage as we prepare to celebrate Heritage Day in South Africa. Natural Heritage has been described as “the sum total of the elements of biodiversity, including flora and fauna, ecosystems and geological structures. Heritage is that which is inherited from past generations, maintained in the present, and bestowed to future generations”

Heritage Day is a South African Public Holiday that takes place on 24 September each year. It is a reminder of the nation’s cultural diversity and is an opportunity to express national unity, promote South African identity and the notion that variety is a national asset.

“The day is one of our newly created public holidays and its significance rests in recognising aspects of South African culture which are both tangible and difficult to pin down: creative expression, our historical inheritance, language, the food we eat as well as the land in which we live,” said the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology in 1996.

Heritage Day has also become synonymous with #nationalbraaiday – a cultural tradition embraced by all South Africans, to unite around a fire. The combination of fire and nature are not always compatible. Due to Chapman’s Peak Drive commitment to our Natural Heritage and World Heritage Status, we have an obligation to protect and preserve the diversity and beauty in which we find ourselves (For any doubters, please recall the Wild Fires of March 2015). As such, we kindly request that no fires or braais take place on Chapman’s Peak Drive on Heritage or any other day. Picnics are welcome.

We recommend joining public braais or events happening in and around Cape Town.

16 Sept 2018: #NoordhoekPotjieCookOff2018

Noordhoek Farm Village – competing teams cook off for the best potjie

24 Sept 2018: Heritage Day Walk Constantia

Meet at High Constantia Bootleggers at 10am (or before). Park at Peddlars, High Constantia or Constantia Waldorf. More Info 

24 Sept 2018: Free Admission to Zeitz MOCAA for everyone from 10am to 6pm. 

More Info

24 Sept 2018: Iziko Museums Free Access

Free entry into Iziko Museums on Heritage Day (Note entry into Planetarium and Digital Dome ½ price)

24 – 30 Sept 2018: In_Herit Festival (Iziko)

The following Iziko Museums have free entry for the week: South African Museum; South African National Gallery; Slave Lodge; Bo-Kaap Museum; Koopmans-De Wet House; Maritime Centre; Rust & Vreugd

24 Sept 2018: Big Cannon Firing in Simon’s Town 

The SA Naval Museum will fire the big nine-inch Rifled Muzzle Loader (RML) from Middle North Battery. Site open from 10am. Big Boom at 12 Noon. Free Event.  More info

24 Sept 2018: The Beerhouse Heritage Day Braai Off.

Two braai masters face off Piet Marais “Gees” and Murray Slater, the “beer Whisperer” face Beer Country team mates Greg and Karl. Live music and taste the braai. Entry R250.  More info 

23 Sept 2018: Heritage Day Party at Heritage Square

Heritage Square has a fascinating history back to the 18th Century and local restaurants are combing for a South Africa centric Soiree. Hosted by local restaurants, live music from Goodluck, Crazy White Boy & Strange Loving. Traditional face painting & dancers with food. R120 pp. More Info 

Happy Heritage Day from all of us at Chapman's Peak Drive - may you unite around a fire and celebrate South Africa and our diverse heritage. 

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

Image: Chapman's Peak Drive, Cape Town ca 1930's 104 x 71 mm (300 x 300 DPI) Copyright: Transnet Heritage :Library

Image Credit:  Researchgate.net  


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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.