Chapman’s Peak Drive = 9km of Paradise

Date posted: March 24, 2021 | Author: Denis Stupan

‘You gotta do Chappies’ is a common refrain to hear in Cape Town. ‘Chappies’ is local speak for Chapman’s Peak Drive, and it’s one of Cape Town‘s most famous landmarks. It’s nine kilometres and 114 curves of breathtaking scenery that takes you from Noordhoek to Hout Bay or the other way around. Some say it is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world.

Welcome to paradise. Here you’ve got the Atlantic Ocean on the one side, mountains on the other – to be exact, the mountain range is the southerly extension of the Constantia Berg (593m high). It’s worth stopping the car to burn this postcard picture of natural beauty in your mind.

No matter how many times you’ve seen Chapman’s Peak Drive in movies and adverts, it’s something you just have to experience first hand. It’s a moment when you’ll feel ‘life is good’.

It’s worth setting aside at least half a day or even a full day to for Chapman’s Peak Drive. About 25km south of the Cape Town CBD, it’s one of the most appreciated experiences on any Cape Town itinerary, a “must-do”. Take a picnic basket and stop at one of the picnic spots or view points. During late winter and early spring, you even have the chance to spot southern right whales. [Read more]