VTT Postcard - Cape Town - Chapman's Peak Drive

Monday, March 12, 2012
After a rather tame 2nd day in Cape Town where we just visited attractions around the vicinity of the town, I planned a very long and hard sightseeing spree on the 3rd day.

First up was to drive through Chapman's Peak Drive.




Chapman's Peak Drive is a spectacular stretch of road situated between Hout Bay and Noordhoek. This road actually has quite a scandalous past, as it was once involved in a death due to rockfalls and a subsequent lawsuit ensued. It was forced to close down in the 1990s. It was re-engineered to protect motorists from the dangers of falling rocks and in 2005, it re-opened to the public as a toll road.

Hubby complained a bit when he found out that there was toll fee on this 9km stretch of road. There was at least 114 zigzag curves which made it uneasy for him to manoeuver. Still, this place is a must if you really want to experience beautiful scenery. While driving, you have a treacherous mountain on one side, and on the other side, you have the edge facing the sea.

So we zig here.....
And we zag there....

For more information, check the Chapman's Peak Drive website. The website informs daily when the toll road is closed due to unpredictable Cape weather.

1 caring thoughts:

  1. kimmy said...:

    AWESOME pics! thanks for sharing..