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“Short, but Beautiful”

Chapman's Peak Drive
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US$72.77*
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Guided Morning Coastal Cycle Tour in Cape Town
Ranked #19 of 1,170 things to do in Western Cape
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Owner description: 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.
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. It's a pretty drive, great ocean viewing, and interesting "tunnel" construction to protect from landslides.
The sunset honestly was nothing spectacular, mostly because there wasn't a cloud in the sky, so nothing to reflect the colors. It was nice though, to watch a couple of boats returning to Hout Bay after a day of fishing, and to see the lights of the city coming on and reflecting on the water.

Thank GnMe
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

This route is well maintained and safe to drive on. It has been converted to a toll road, but this is a small fee to pay for the beautiful views. There is plenty of spots to stop on the drive. And great photo opportunities. A MUST do if you are visiting The Cape.

Thank ScottClanZA
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Hire a car and do it!

If you do nothing else then you will still have had one of the best drives of your life and seen some of the most picturesque coastlines in the world.

Plenty of little stop offs to take pictures and keep on driving and you will come across great parts of Cape Town to stop off for lovely food and drink.

1  Thank Shane M
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

This was an absolutely spectacular drive the scenery was just awesome. The views just take your breath away....all I can say it just wow ! There are places to stop all along the way Chapman’s peak and you have to pay to use the road, but it definitely worth it ! Amazing !!!!

Thank Ross G
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Have someone who is an experienced DRIVER take this drive. It can be done by the average driver but you must have nerves as the elevations and windiness can be somewhat intimidating. The views are simply breathtaking and there is one imp articular part that I LOVEEEEE. Imagine a carved out cave that you drive through with one side being open. That's the best description I can give. It takes about 15 minutes to get from one side to the other and every minute is exhilarating. If possible, find a spot to pull over (be safe) and take pictures.... Nothing like it :) By the way, this was my 2nd trip :)

1  Thank Wel4life
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