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Chapman's Peak Drive in Cape Town, which takes motorists on a 9km winding route from Hout Bay to Noordhoek, is widely regarded as one of the most scenic stretches of road anywhere in the world. Take a drive and see what all the fuss is about.
Chapman's Peak Drive is all about the scenery. Overlooking Noordhoek and Hout Bay, this scenic road offers numerous points at which motorists can safely pull over and gaze out across the deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the shapely shores that meet it.
Located in the heart of Hout Bay, just a stone's throw from the beach and town centre is Hout Bay Chapman's Peak B&B. This family run bed and breakfast provides guests with deluxe accommodation at affordable prices.
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Fondly known as 'Chappies' to Cape Town residents, Chapman's Peak Drive also forms part of the route for the famous Cape Argus Cycle Tour, as well as the Two Oceans Marathon. From these unrivalled vantage points, which are up to 593m above sea level, it is not uncommon to see whales and dolphins frolicking in the ocean below.
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While this drive was closed, on and off, for a decade or so due to safety concerns related to rock falls, thorough civil engineering work meant the road could re-open in late 2009. Chapman's Peak Drive will now only be closed as a precaution in the event of severe wind or rain.
According to a plaque along the route, construction of this road began in 1915 and, after 7 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.
Chapman's Peak Drive was a prominent location for vehicle television commercials in the 1990s, most notably BMW's acclaimed 'Beat the Bends' campaign, filmed in response to a commercial by competitor Mercedes-Benz.
There are 114 curves along Chapman's Peak Drive, making it necessary for motorists to drive slowly and cautiously, all the better to gaze out at the spectacular views.
Those who wish to save themselves the toll fee can do so by hiking up Chapman's Peak, along a path with clear signage. Hikers are advised to take lots of water, as there are no taps along the route or at the top. BookMyRoom-SA now offers sensational South African holiday packages starting in Cape Town with accommodation in the heart of Hout Bay to enjoy stunning Chapman Peak.For more info visit South Bend hotels