Hiking on Chapmans Peak
Chapmans Peak Drive which must be one of the most spectacular stretches of road in the world, leads around the mountains of the Atlantic side of the Cape Peninsula from Hout Bay to Noordhoek. The road itself is chiseled out of the steep sides of the mountain with some sheer drops into the sea below. Some controversy has surrounded the road in recent years with its regular closures due to rock falls.
However, for those of us who prefer a rather older form of transport the immediate challenge is always to climb the mountain around which the road winds. This is actually a relatively short walk with the reward of some of the best views in the Cape.