Chapman Peak Road
RSA, Hout Bay

The Chapman Peak Road, one of the most exciting coastal roads in the world, paves the way between Noordhek and Hough Bay on the Atlantic Coast in southwestern South Africa. A nine-kilometer route with 114 turns borders the rocky coastline of Chapman Peak at a height of 593 meters above sea level, which is the southern extension of Mount Konstantiabberg and a great place for lovers of steep slopes.
The Chapman Road is affectionately called "Chappeis" and is a must-see for those who are passionate about the majestic Cape Town landscape with graceful slopes to the dark blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and high mountains tending to the sky. The turns and bends of the road seem endless, providing excellent panoramas for photographers. It is a paradise for motorists, tourists, picnic enthusiasts, runners and bikers.
Travelers on this road offer stunning panoramic views in many places on the route, where you can stop to relax or have a picnic against the backdrop of a magnificent landscape. At the end of winter and early spring, visitors even have a chance to see spotted southern Antarctic whales.
The history of the Chapman Road dates back to 1915 when, on the initiative of the provincial administrator, Sir Frederic de Waal, it was decided to build a road connecting Cape Town with the southern suburbs. The grand opening of the road took place in 1922, but rockfalls led to the closure of this magnificent national treasure in January 2000. In December 2003, the Chapman Road was reopened as a toll road. Currently, the road is closely monitored, it can be closed only as a precaution in case of strong wind or rain.

Tourist Objects nearby
Table Mountain
Table Mountain
Kirstenbosch National Botanic Garden
Kirstenbosch National Botanic Garden