A Little Teaser ~ 9 Reasons Why You Should Visit Cape Town, South Africa: Reason # 8

In a short 9 day series I’m going to show you all the best bits about Cape Town and all the reasons why you should visit the beautiful city I live in!

Reason # 8:

Chapman’s Peak Drive

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This undoubtedly has to be one of the most beautiful drives in Cape Town and is known as one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world.

Chapman’s Peak Drive winds its way from Hout Bay to Noordhoek on the Atlantic Coast on the south-western tip of South Africa.  The drive, affectionately know to Capetonians as “Chappies” is a feast for the eyes and showcases the majestic Cape Town scenery perfectly.

Skirting 114 curves along its 9km route, the rocky coastline of Chapman’s Peak (593m) offers views of sheer drops to the sea below on one side and towering mountains rising above you on the other side.  The twists and turns in the road seem endless and it is a photographers dream.

The drive offers stunning 180° views and there are many viewpoints en route, which is ideal for photo opportunities, picnics and sun downers while taking in the exquisite scenery around you, but don’t forget to keep an eye out for our cheeky Cape baboons! During whale season, you might even be lucky enough to see the southern right whales in the ocean below. And if you are lucky enough to know a Capetonian like me, I know a secret spot below the road where you can climb down to watch the most beautiful sunsets away from the hustle and bustle of the road up above!

For the energetic, Chapman’s Peak Drive offers the most beautiful hiking experiences up the peak, through the Silvermine Nature Reserve and the Cape Peninsula National Park.

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Chapman’s Peak is a 9km slice of paradise for motorist, sightseers, hikers, picnickers, runners and bikers alike ~ it simply is a must-see-for-yourself piece of heaven!

~ All Photos By Me ~

Why You Should Visit Cape Town: Reason # 9

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