Chapman's Peak Drive is a particularly scenic drive that connects Hout Bay and Noordhoek on the Cape Peninsula near Cape Town. It features a couple of lookout points with spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean. The drive forms part of a typical full-day Cape Peninsula excursion.
The most popular lookout point is located at the highest point of the route. From there you have views over the Atlantic and Hout Bay Harbour in the distance, Sentinel Peak, the bay and Duiker Island - commonly known as ‘Seal Island’. In season Southern Right Whales are often spotted in the waters below the lookout.
Due to the scenic beauty of Chapman’s Peak Drive it forms part of the very popular annual 109 km Cape Argus Cycle Tour (with around 35 000 participants) and the well known 56 km Two Oceans Ultra Marathon.
This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘southbound’ tour version that starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.
Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Transkei , Hole-in-the-Wall , Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Cape Winelands , Cape Town .
On this half day, morning tour of the Cape Peninsula you travel from Cape Town down the Peninsula’s Atlantic Seaboard up to and including Cape Point, where you’ll spend time taking in the incredible views. Returning via the False Bay coastline you may visit an African Penguin Colony (optional).
Highlights: Cape Point , Boulders Beach Penguin Colony , Chapman's Peak Drive , Cape Peninsula , Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve , Simon's Town .
On this tour you’ll travel from Cape Town down the scenic Cape Peninsula’s western coast, via Hout Bay & Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point. From there it’s on to historic and quaint Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands. You’ll explore the town and enjoy a wine tasting at a nearby wine estate.
Highlights: Cape Winelands , Cape Point , Stellenbosch , Wine tastings at estates in South Africa , Chapman's Peak Drive , Cape Peninsula .
Cape Town, situated in South Africa's Western Cape province, is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s the kind for place that you have to return to. It is special for various reasons, not least for its friendly, multicultural population. From here a variety of wonderful day tours are available.
Cape Town is situated on the Cape Peninsula. In 1580 Sir Francis Drake described the Cape Peninsula as "The most stately thing and the fairest Cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth". A visit to Cape Town should always include a day tour of the Cape Peninsula.
The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is the southern section of the Cape Peninsula, and includes three promontories at its southern most point: Cape Point, Cape Maclear and the Cape of Good Hope. The Reserve encompasses 7 750 hectares of rich and varied flora and fauna.