Province: Western Cape
Road: Chapman’s Peak
Affectionately known as “Chappies”, Chapman’s Peak Drive is widely regarded as one of the most scenic stretches of road winding through the Atlantic Coast between Hout Bay and Noordhoek in the Cape Peninsula. It is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world and a must-see for anyone who is passionate about the majestic scenery of Cape Town. The twists and curves in the road seem endless and it is a photographers dream.
From stunning vantage points, some of which are up to 593m above sea level, Chapman’s Peak Drive and the surrounding coastal areas offer excellent whale watching spots during the annual whale season in Cape Town. Aptly named after John Chapman, the Captain’s mate of an English ship the Consent, construction of Chappies began in 1915 and, after several years of work, it was officially opened by the governor-general of what was then the Union of South Africa, Prince Arthur of Connaught and Strathearn.
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