Until then only an arduous and precipitous footpath linked Hout Bay to Noorhoek. The Chapman Peak drive construction began in 1915 it took seven years to build it is cut into the cliff face of the mountain with numerous wonderful viewing sites. The highest point rises to 592m. To experience it book yourself on our full day Cape of Good Hope tour Chapman Peak drive click here for more info. Known to local as Chappies the Chapman's Peak Drive route is popular among motorists, hikers, bikers, cyclists and runners alike.
An observation platform is on sheer cliffs which drop 160m to the swirling sea below. Chapman's Bay is one of the first English place names mentioned in South Africa. The magnificent drive was opened in May 1922.
On the downhill stretch of Chapman's Peak drive the scenery changes dramatically, be ready with your camera! As the road winds downhill, the dazzling, seemingly endless stretch of white sands of Noordhoek beach will take your breath away.