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Address: | Between Noordhoek and Hout Bay, South Africa
Phone Number: 021 791 8222
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Activities: Driving
Description: This 9 km route runs between Houts Bay and Noordhoek.
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A Spectacular Drive With Great Hiking Options

Chapman's Peak Drive is one of the most spectacular seaside drives I've seen. Don't miss an opportunity to experience it. There is a small fee, currently R38 (about $US 3.50), but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Chapman's Peak Drive is one of the most spectacular seaside drives I've seen. Don't miss an opportunity to experience it. There is a small fee, currently R38 (about $US 3.50), but it is absolutely worth it. You can take advantage of several safe viewpoints to turn off the road for pictures, a nice picnic spot, and the added bonus of... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've driven this road in fog, rain and most recently dazzling sunshine. Each time it has been spectacular. If you have limited time then I would recommend driving via the M3 and then head up the M64 (Ou Kaapse Weg) through the Silvermine National Park (also a nice, scenic drive), this will bring you out at the start of the... More 

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A great way to work off the excess of the great wines & foods of Cape Town. Amazing views Feels safe, most drivers respectful of cyclists. Roadworks at the moment which does impact on access

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West London
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Starting at Hout Bay a fantastic drive through to Noordhoek with its white beaches. There is a fee to drive through but there are several stopping points for photographs or simply to take in the amazing views

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Went to the cape via Chapmans both ways.. Heading south take the opportunity to park and take photos of Hout Bay before you go round the sharp left hand bend at the top. There is a few lay bys on the climb up. However if heading toward Hout Bay it's easier to stop on the way down again as the... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

The view is absolutely heavenly. The engineering to allow driving he is also out of this world. I cannot rally say more you have to see it to believe it.

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Nice, France
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301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Now 38R per car one way, scandalous really. But if you don't pay this then you get to miss out on a truly stunning drive. We like to go from Nordhoek to Hout Bay as you get a better view this way. The road is well maintained and there are plenty of stopping points for photos, picnics etc. Be careful,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Chappies is magnificently beautiful. We stayed the weekend in Hout Bay and took an early drive up. There are several cyclists going up so drive carefully. The tollgate is R38 one way if you want to down to Noordhoek, or you can go through the booms and get a day pass but you will not be able to travel further... More 

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The Mount, Pamplemousses, Mauritius
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Most beautiful road trip ever done! Very nice and very peaceful! I loved it and we had a lot of beautiful photos

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you want to get postcard worthy pictures and majestic views if the Cape coastline, then Chapmans Peak Drive us a must do. This is also a great place to watch a beautiful undisturbed sunset. The road is well maintained and safe to drive on. I would recommend driving from Steenberg and towards Houtbay, this way you can enjoy the... More 

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