Chapman’s Peak… a follow up story…

This is a follow on to yesterdays Lichtenstein Castle… situated in Hout Bay….

Chapman’s Peak Drive winds its way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay on the Atlantic Coast on the south-western tip of South Africa. Chapman’s Peak Drive is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world.

It was a cold, windy, and almost rainy day… and these I record as reasons for my poor photography… but the honest truth… I’m not good at scenery…  here’s Linda with the drive in the background…


This drive is a must do when in the area…. the rock formations and views are out of this world…




and looking back to Hout Bay……



A bit of splurge from a web site… CLICK HERE TO LINK DIRECT FOR MORE PHOTOS.

The 9km route, with its 114 curves, skirts the rocky coastline of Chapman’s Peak (593m), which is the southerly extension of Constantiaberg and is a great hike for the energetically inclined.

Chapman’s Peak Drive is affectionately known as “Chappies” and is a must for anyone who is passionate about the majestic Cape Town scenery, with sheer drops to the sea below and towering mountains rising above you. The twists and curves in the road seem endless and it is a photographers dream. It is a paradise for motorists, sightseers, picnickers, runners, hikers and bikers (both the motorised and the manual varieties).

The drive offers stunning 180° views with many areas along the route where you can stop and take in the exquisite scenery or sit down for a relaxing picnic.