Driving on Chapmans Peak Drive.
Every now and then its a good idea to take a break from hiking and just relax and enjoy a scenic drive. The most amazing road in The Cape Peninsula is Chapmans Peak drive. This is the road that is quite literally dug out of the cliffs between Hout Bay and Noordhoek. The building of this road began in 1915 but was only finished in 1922. During the 1990’s there were a number of rock falls and the road was closed for some years while it was rebuilt in some areas and the mountain above it stabilised. When reopened it was as a toll road with cars paying R30 at the present to drive through. Believe me, it is well worth this cost. The views from the road are spectacular whilst the road itself is a wonder of modern engineering. I really believe that a visit to Cape Town is not complete without a drive along here. It has a number of wonderful walks and hikes leading off it with the climbing of Chapmans Peak itself being one of the best. Alternatively, include it in your itinerary when you plan a visit to Cape Point.