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Chapman's Peak Drive

Noordhoek - Hout Bay

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Landscape Landscape
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Security Security
Beach Beach
Urban life Urban life
Wildlife Wildlife
Chapman's Peak Drive ACTIVATE MAP Stages1 km8 h/stage0.3

Best months to drive

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Chapman's Peak Drive in Republic of South Africa?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 54EUR drive & more 0EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 48EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 103EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 157EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 81EUR drive & more 0EUR sleep & more 110EUR eat & more 72EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 182EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 263EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 144EUR drive & more 0EUR sleep & more 187EUR eat & more 96EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 283EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 427EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 225EUR drive & more 0EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 48EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 103EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 328EUR
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Chapman's Peak Drive Itinerary

Chapman's Peak Drive is a scenic 8 km drive between Noordhoek in the Republic of South Africa and Hout Bay in the Republic of South Africa. This road trip is perfect for a day-trip and is best enjoyed during the Spring and Summer months when the weather is warm and sunny. The route is filled with stunning vistas, from the majestic mountain peaks to the stunning ocean views. The road itself is in excellent condition, with some parts being curvy and narrow. This is a great road trip for people of all ages and all levels of driving experience as it offers a high level of experience and memories, while still being manageable on a moderate budget.
number of days 1 number of days
route length 8 km route length
budget fair budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level low accident level

START Noordhoek

Distance 8 km Driving time 0.3 h Pace: slow 1.8 kWh Airports CPT
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Noordhoek, a small village in Republic of South Africa, is the perfect starting point for the renowned Chapman’s Peak Drive. This spectacular 9km long drive is a must for anyone who wants to experience the beauty of the Western Cape. Noordhoek has plenty of activities to offer visitors, from shopping at the local markets to exploring the Noordhoek Nature Reserve. The Noordhoek Beach, one of the longest beaches in the Western Cape, is also a great place to spend a day, and is well known for its surfing conditions. The closest international airport to Noordhoek is Cape Town International Airport (CPT). There are car rental services available at the airport, so it is easy to get from the airport to Noordhoek and begin the Chapman’s Peak Drive. Noordhoek is the perfect starting point for anyone looking to explore the beauty of the Western Cape. From the stunning views of Chapman’s Peak Drive to the outdoor activities available in the Noordhoek Nature Reserve, Noordhoek has something for everyone.

1 Noordhoek - Hout Bay

Distance 8 km Driving time 0.3 h Pace: slow 1.8 kWh View map Itinerary
scenic road stretches of winding road sections of narrow road accommodation options
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Start your road trip in Noordhoek, Republic of South Africa, and take the scenic road to Hout Bay. The 8 km drive will take you less than an hour, and along the way you'll pass through some winding and narrow sections. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the spectacular views! Once you arrive in Hout Bay, make sure to visit the Chapman's Peak drive, a spectacular 9 km route along the Atlantic coast with stunning views of the mountains, sea, and nearby beaches. The historic Hout Bay harbour is also a must-see. Here you can explore the harbour and waterfront, and sample some of the freshest seafood around. For a unique experience, head to the World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey Park. This sanctuary houses over 3,000 birds and animals, including some of the world's most endangered species. The Monkey Park is also home to various species of primates, including capuchin and vervet monkeys. Finally, be sure to visit the Hout Bay beach. With its soft white sand, picturesque views, and calm waters, it's the perfect place to end your road trip. For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check out the Itinerary for this stage. Enjoy your road trip!

  Hout Bay

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Hout Bay is a small harbour town located on the Atlantic coast of the Republic of South Africa, and the end point of the Chapman’s Peak Drive. This scenic route winds through some of the most spectacular mountain and ocean views in the area, making it a great destination for a road trip. Once in Hout Bay, visitors can explore the harbor and its working fishing industry, the beach, and the surrounding nature reserves. The harbor is a popular spot for swimming, with a large selection of restaurants, bars and shops to choose from. The beach is a great place to relax and take in the stunning views of the mountains and the bay. The nearby World of Birds is a popular attraction, home to more than 3,000 birds and other animals. Further afield, visitors can explore the nature reserves and hiking trails in the area. For those looking for a more adrenaline-filled experience, there are opportunities for shark cage diving and boat trips to nearby Seal Island. For those who choose to fly, the closest international airport is Cape Town International Airport (CPT). From here, it is a short drive to Hout Bay and the start of the Chapman’s Peak Drive. Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach vacation or a thrilling adventure, Hout Bay has something for everyone.

Chapman's Peak Drive at a glance

Facts for safer driving in Republic of South Africa

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 60 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 120 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 120 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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