Safety and Awareness this Festive Season

Friday, 14 December 2018 15:23
Safety and Awareness this Festive Season
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With an average of 15 hours of sunlight during Cape Town summer days – the city is a magical destination with Table Mountain forming the backbone and backdrop of the peninsula. Endless ocean views and golden beaches surround the mountains, and in between there is a vibrant modern city. Considered one of the most beautiful cities on the planet, it is a cosmopolitan city and like any city has it’s share of dangers and crime. A few precautions and some universal common sense should keep you safe whilst you enjoy the magnificence of the Mother City.

Safety on Chapman’s Peak Drive

Chapman’s Peak Drive is an area of natural and scenic beauty and wide open space. We welcome all our visitors but ask everyone to respect the rules of the road and all signage and look after your belongings.

Keep to the speed limit – it’s there for a reason! Chappies is a narrow, winding road with many road users. We ask cyclists to keep in single file and motorists to pass when safe to do so.

Chapman’s Peak has steep cliffs and Cape Town is notorious for it’s South-Easterly Wind that can blow over the summer period. There is signage at the main viewpoint stating: "CAUTION! Strong winds and steep cliffs. Please stay behind the fence at all times." and we ask our visitors to adhere to the rules particularly in dangerous areas or in strong winds.

Please take care of your belongings. Avoid carrying large sums of cash, and try not to have expensive electronic devices or jewelry in plain sight. Try not to leave your belongings unattended.

Lock your car doors and keep valuables hidden – this includes the viewpoint at Chapman’s Peak Drive. If possible do not leave valuable items in your car – but if this unavoidable, ensure they are locked and hidden in the boot (trunk) of your car.

Chapman’s Peak Drive has CCTV cameras in key areas, however it is not possible to cover the entire drive.

Should you encounter any suspicious behaviour – please report activity to our control centre 021-791 8220 with as much detail as possible.

Safety In Table Mountain National Park

Chapman’s Peak Drive lies within a sector of Table Mountain National Park and the peak itself is a very accessible and beautiful day hike that is highly recommended.

If you are going hiking, we recommend you hike in a group or use the services of a qualified mountain guide. If you are going without a guide, make sure you take a map, keep to demarcated paths. Always let someone know where you are going and when you expect to be back. Ensure you have returned well before dark.

Although the Table Mountain Chain seems like an easy stroll – the weather can change your casual day hike into a serious challenge. In the heat of the day, make sure you have a hat, sunscreen and always carry some water with you. The weather can also change quickly so it is advisable to take something warm with you.

Useful Emergency Numbers

Emergencies from a mobile: 112

Emergencies from a landline: 107

South African Police Service: 10111

Medical & Fire Emergencies: 021 535 1100

Table Mountain NP Emergencies: 021 480 7700

Sea & Mountain Rescue: 021 948 9900

National Sea Rescue Institute: 082 911

Shark Spotters: 078 174 4244

Ambulance: 10177

Happy Holidays

Season's greetings from the merry team at Chapman’s Peak Drive. Wishing you all the joys of the season and happiness throughout the coming year. One of the real delights this holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you to our regular users and welcome our visitors. We wish all of you the very best for the new year. Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful safe holiday.

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

Photo credit: Instagram User @fabiankern_ (8 Sept 2018)

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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.