About Chapman's Peak

If you are a lover of great scenery and long drives, Chapman's Peak is the place to be. Hacked out of the face of the mountain between the year 1915 and 1922 it is a major feat of engineering. This beautiful road has been featured in many advertisements and is very picturesque. Initially, after the road was open, there was a rockfall that caused death and the road had to be closed for safety reasons. It was soon reopened after being re-engineered to protect motorists from landslides and rockfalls. Chapman's peak overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and hosts two of the biggest sports events of South Africa - the Cape Argus Cycle Race and the Two Oceans Marathon. Do visit Chapman's Peak and drive along beautiful cliff roads and experience the thrill of a lifetime.

Must See

  • Enjoy the view of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean from this peak.
  • If you are into outdoor activity, do go for cycling or hiking here.
  • Go for a drive at Chapman's Peak along the vertical face of the mountain. It is picturesque.

How to reach

It is 38 Km from the city center. Take a bus to Imizamo Yethu Township from Long Street and from here, take a taxi to Chapman's Peak.

The ride will cost you around R 300 to R 350. Renting a car is a good choice.


  • This is a toll road. So, collect and keep your tickets safely.
  • Come in your walking shoes if you want to hike.
  • Keep your camera ready for amazing photos.
  • Carry enough water to drink.
  • There are no shops on the mountain.
  • Carry enough cash as ATMs are hard to find.
  • Drive carefully as the roads are narrow.
  • Drive during the day to get the best views from the peak.

Visit Time

Sunday: Open 24 hours

Monday: Open 24 hours

Tuesday: Open 24 hours

Wednesday: Open 24 hours

Thursday: Open 24 hours

Friday: Open 24 hours

Saturday: Open 24 hours

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3-5 hours


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