By Jacques Viljoen
Number 3 in the search of my ten top driving roads in Cape Town led me to the beautiful Chapman’s Peak. A hotspot for motorists and cyclists alike, Chappies as it is locally known, features high speed gradual corners and tight chassis-testing corners, perfect for anyone looking to have some fun in their car, or on their motorbike.
Route name: Chapman’s Peak Drive
Starting Point: 34° 2'49.99" S, 18°21'41.00" E
Finishing Point: 34° 5'44.72" S, 18°21'21.25" E
Road surface quality: 7 out of 10
Scenery: 8 out of 10
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One important thing to note about Chapman’s Peak is that it is a toll road, with the fee at R40 for small motor vehicles. Currently there is roadworks at the start of the road, but this is a small price to pay to drive one of the local favourites.
I had a blast driving this road in my Polo and would definitely recommend it for anyone looking to go for a nice Sunday afternoon drive. Chapman’s Peak is next to Hout Bay which is a wonderful destination for anyone looking for a nice party, or a family friendly restaurant.
As you can see, all along the road you are surrounded by beautiful ocean and mountain views.
I always enjoy driving on Chapman’s Peak and will definitely make a plan to head back there with a very nice car.
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