Chapmans Peak Drive


Chapman’s Peak Drive is an exhilarating nine kilometre road cut into the mountainside with sheer cliffs dropping into the sea. The route snakes its way between Hout Bay and Noordhoek along the rocky Atlantic Coast. Close to the most south-western tip of South Africa, it is one of the most magnificent ocean drives on the planet.

A number of viewpoints and picnic spots allow you to stop and gaze at the breathtaking panoramic seascape and landscape of Hout Bay and the Sentinel. During whale watching season the high points are often excellent spots to watch the Southern Right Whales in the bay.

Constructed during the First World War, the route is now operated as a toll-road after extensive safety upgrades were made. It has advanced security equipment, surveillance cameras monitor conditions and it is also patrolled regularly. If the weather is dodgy it is best to phone before making the trip as it could be closed. This is not an easy trip for anyone who suffers from acrophobia!

Chapmans Peak Drive Map

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Accommodation near Chapmans Peak Drive

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Panorama Hill Penthouse
from R2,200
1 night, 2 adults

Panorama Hill Penthouse

Sleeps 6 Hout Bay Self-catering in Hout Bay
1.72km from Chapmans Peak Drive

Panorama Hill Penthouse is a spacious apartment with beautiful views of the Hout Bay Harbour. The ap...

from R1,390
1 night, 2 adults

21 Panorama Hills

Sleeps 5 Hout Bay Self-catering in Hout Bay
1.77km from Chapmans Peak Drive

21 Panorama Hills is located in Hout Bay and is fondly known as, the Republic of Hout Bay. The area ...

from R1,700
1 night, 2 adults

Villa Afrique

Sleeps 8 Hout Bay Guest House in Hout Bay
1.94km from Chapmans Peak Drive

Villa Afrique is one of the few establishments in the area located on the verge of the sea with the ...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Seacliffe Lodge

Sleeps 18 Hout Bay Guest House in Hout Bay
1.96km from Chapmans Peak Drive

Seacliffe Lodge overlooks the sea and the harbour with some of the most stunning views one can imagi...

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Friends Ahoy

Sleeps 2 Hout Bay Self-catering in Hout Bay
2.07km from Chapmans Peak Drive

We have enjoyed such entertaining weekends on our yacht that we decided it’s too good not to share.F...

from R2,700
1 night, 2 adults

Ryan's Place

Sleeps 4 Hout Bay Self-catering in Hout Bay
2.11km from Chapmans Peak Drive

Ryan's Place is located in the beautiful area of Hout Bay. It is surrounded by an amphitheatre of mo...

from R2,000
1 night, 2 adults

Thyme Villa Hout Bay

Sleeps 11 Hout Bay Private Home in Hout Bay
2.11km from Chapmans Peak Drive

Thyme Villa Hout Bay is a beautifully appointed luxurious villa, situated a mere stone’s throw away ...

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Hout Bay View

Sleeps 27 Hout Bay Guest House in Hout Bay
2.28km from Chapmans Peak Drive

Hout Bay View offers enviable panoramic views of the ocean, Table Mountain and the famous Chapman’s ...

from R170
1 night, 2 adults

Hout Bay Backpackers

Sleeps 120 Hout Bay Backpacker in Hout Bay
2.29km from Chapmans Peak Drive

Hout Bay Backpacker Lodge is situated a stone’s throw away from Hout Bay Beach with uninterrupted vi...

from R850
1 night, 2 adults

Beach Penthouse

Sleeps 4 Hout Bay Self-catering in Hout Bay
2.35km from Chapmans Peak Drive

This modern, funky holiday penthouse, set above an office, has been decorated by an interior designe...

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