We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chapman's Peak Drive

Hout Bay Road | Between Noordhoek and Hout Bay, 7872, South Africa
+27 21 791 8220
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$72.19*
and up
Guided Morning Coastal Cycle Tour in Cape Town
More Info
US$79.79*
and up
Cape Town City Sightseeing by Motorcycle Sidecar Experience
More Info
US$55.38*
and up
Half Day Cape Point Tour from Cape Town
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“hout bay” (157 reviews)
“toll road” (47 reviews)
“cape point” (56 reviews)
LOCATION
Hout Bay Road | Between Noordhoek and Hout Bay, 7872, South Africa
CONTACT
Website
+27 21 791 8220
Ways to Experience Chapman's Peak Drive
Write a ReviewReviews (907)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"hout bay"
in 157 reviews
"toll road"
in 47 reviews
"cape point"
in 56 reviews
"cape town"
in 145 reviews
"stunning views"
in 38 reviews
"toll fee"
in 21 reviews
"small toll"
in 20 reviews
"take pictures"
in 22 reviews
"the atlantic ocean"
in 12 reviews
"noordhoek beach"
in 11 reviews
"falling rocks"
in 8 reviews
"toll booth"
in 8 reviews
"closed due"
in 8 reviews
"photo opportunities"
in 7 reviews
"enjoy the view"
in 8 reviews
"fish hoek"
in 8 reviews
"both ways"
in 7 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 611 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

The entrance to Chapman's Peak Drive is about a 20-minute drive from Cape Town central. And the drive itself takes about the same. It's not terribly long, and there is a small toll, but this stunning 9-kilometer oceanside drive from Hout Bay to Noordhoekor is...More

Thank Jim P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visiting Cape Town, this drive is a must on a clear day! Avoid it if it is raining. It is also well worth reading the history behind this pass so that you can also enjoy how well it has been built for the protection of...More

Thank Maria V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed the ride through Chapman’s Peak which is between Noordhoek and Hout Bay along the Atlantic Coast of south-western Africa. It is one of the most spectacular drives in the world. Highly recommend!

Thank ZhaoXiuMei
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most spectacular driving stretches in the world - only 9 KM. A must do. If you don’t have a car (we didn’t), hire an Uber. It cost us about $60 including a ride back to town. SW of town along the water.

Thank duggem
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommend a walk up this drive. Awesome time. The views are stunning and on a good day what a pleasure

Thank Marc W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For my husband's birthday, we only had a view days in Cape Town and had to be selective about where we spent our time. Chapman's Peak Drive was most definitely well worth the drive. The scenery...spectacular!! We drove it twice, in the morning and again...More

1  Thank Ronel V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have done the drive numerous times and must say I prefer doing it in the Noordhoek to Hout Bay direction. This means you are on the coast side of the road and the same side of the road for the pull ins and large...More

1  Thank Andrew B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Anyone who has not driven the Marine drive around Chapman’s Peak has missed out on the most spectacular coastal drive in the world. It’s best to start at HoutBay and ascend the winding road till the toll and proceed slowly , stop at your leasure...More

Thank alphadentist
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Great scenic drive but slow speed limit and few places to stop mar the experience. You have to pay to get into the reserve area in the first place and then if you want to complete the drive you pay again to drive the rest....More

Thank EWTG1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We drove the short road over Chapman's Peak on the way back to Cape Town from Cape Point. We had timed it to be able to stop and watch the sun set. Fortunately we were a bit early, since there are very few parking spots....More

Thank GnMe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 394 hotels in Western Cape
Tintswalo Atlantic
563 reviews
.60 km away
Chapmans Peak Beach Hotel
266 reviews
2.61 km away
Monkey Valley Resort
264 reviews
3.05 km away
Hout Bay Manor
168 reviews
3.07 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cheyne's
406 reviews
2.95 km away
Posticino Hout Bay
248 reviews
2.64 km away
Spiro's
323 reviews
2.84 km away
Chapmans Peak Hotel Restaurant
806 reviews
2.64 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bay Harbour Market
707 reviews
3.19 km away
Noordhoek Beach
176 reviews
3.35 km away
Cape Point Vineyards
299 reviews
3.24 km away
Red Herring
55 reviews
3.15 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Laurent F
11 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from spanishfoodie | Reviewed this property |
It doesn't matter what time I would do Hout bay to Noordhoek. Hout Bay is amazing so find a restaurant their.
0
Votes
Amira A
23 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from EddyBakker59 | Reviewed this property |
You can hire a scooter in town to travel across Chapmans Peak drive and from there you can travel to Boulders Beach to see the penguins. They are both lovely destinations to visit. You can rent a scooter in Cape Town. Take... More
2
Votes
Karen K
21 February 2017|
Answer
Response from Chapmanspeakdrive | Property representative |
Hi Karen, If you don't have your own transport then you will need a car. Options are: 1. Rent a car 2. Uber or taxi 3. Book a tour to Cape Point and combine it with a visit to the SW tip of Africa and visiting the... More
0
Votes
;