Chapman’s Peak Drive
Rents out bikes and scooters for R200 per day.
Hout Bay Museum
There’s little to detain you at this one-room museum next to the tourist office, with minor-league displays on local history. Contact...
Duiker Island Cruises
Although increasingly given over to tourism, Hout Bay's harbour still functions and the southern arm of the bay is an important fishing...
You can hardly get closer to the beach than this – in fact, the front courtyard is the beach with a safe kids’ play area. Up on the...
Watch the bakers and confectioners at work through the plate glass window at this delightful bakery-café serving sinfully good cakes....
Chapman’s Peak Drive · interesting places nearby
Chapman’s Peak Drive information
Whether you choose to drive, pedal or walk along ‘Chappies’, a 5km toll road linking Hout Bay with Noordhoek, take your time as it’s one of the most spectacular stretches of coastal road in the world. There are picnic spots to admire the view and it’s certainly worth taking the road at least one way en route to Cape Point. If you don’t plan to go all the way, ask for a free day pass as you enter at the Hout Bay end (where the toll booths are) to allow you to drive to the viewpoint overlooking the bay.
Perched on a rock near the Hout Bay end of the drive is a bronze leopard statue . It has been sitting there since 1963 and is a reminder of the wildlife that once roamed the area’s forests (which has also largely vanished).