Current Road Status OPEN

Temporary Road Closure for Alien Vegetation Clearing

Temporary Road Closure for Alien Vegetation Clearing
Saturday, 28 January 2017 11:03

Chapman's Peak Drive is rich in natural resources and Alien Vegetation Species are resource seekers. These plants disrupt our delicate eco-systems and steal our underground water. These plants can expand rapidly and seek to destroy our natural fynbos .

SANParks in conjunction with Working on Fire will be sending out a specialized team to clear these aliens using ropes and technology to chop and clear the slopes of Chapman's Peak Drive and protect them from the alien threat.  Whilst they are at work, the drive below will be encounter falling debris, making it dangerous for passage.

The SANParks  Alien  Vegetation clearing unit will tackle the slopes of Chappies between  09h30 and 15h30 on Wednesdays from 01 February - 31 March 2017  - weather permitting.   Alien Vegetation clearing will take place on the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd February 2017 and in March 2017 on the 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th (all on Wednesdays and all between 09h30 and 15h30)

Chapman's Peak Drive is committed to protecting our slopes and as such Chappies will be closed to all traffic as per the schedule whilst the Alien Vegetation Clearing Team takes to the slopes of the mountain above our drive to remove as many aliens as possible on the above mentioned dates.   

These aliens must go and we need your cooperation to get rid of the alien vegetation!   They have no natural enemies here and we want our fynbos back.  Please help and support us and SANParks in the process of removing these aliens during which time Chapman's Peak Drive will be closed to all traffic - vehicles,  bicycles and pedestrians.  Please try and travel before 09h00 or after 16h00 on Wednesdays.  

Should you need to travel between Noordhoek and Hout Bay between those times, kindly use Ou Kaapse Weg as an alternative route.  We thank you for your co-operation and trust the mild inconvenience will be worth everyone's time to rid our slopes of Alien Vegetation.  

Should you have any queries please call 021 791 8222

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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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.