Chapman's Peak Drive, Western Cape

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Explore the natural scenery between two oceans by navigating Chapman's Peak Drive. Connecting Hout Bay to Noordhoek, the 9 km (5.6 mi) winding route offers many remarkable vantage points from which you can see dolphins and whales in the sea below. Regarded as an engineering marvel, the route often hosts mass-participation races and marathons. Besides exploring the surrounding natural landmarks via vehicle, you can also go on a hike to uncover vistas rarely seen from behind the steering wheel. Using our international travel planner, Western Cape attractions like Chapman's Peak Drive can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Choose a windstill , sunny , lazy Sunday to do this self-drive trip. I prefer starting on Houtbay side and slowly snaking through the mountain bends till we drop down in Noordhoek. The sea views are e...  more »
  • This is the most scenic route in Cape Town and not that long. It reminds me of Big Sur in California just way more beautiful. I read that tourists enjoy driving with a guide, but it can easily be done...  more »
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