Take your time driving, cycling or walking along ‘Chappies’, a 5km toll road linking Hout Bay with Noordhoek – it’s one of the most spectacular stretches of coastal highway in the world. There are picnic spots and viewpoints, and it’s certainly worth taking the road at least one way en route to Cape Point.
The toll booth is at the Hout Bay end of the road; you're free to walk up here and along the road. Drivers can also obtain a free day pass (or 'picnic voucher') here, valid for the first 2.7km of the route, which allows you to stop at the picnic areas, viewing spots and mountain trails on this stretch before turning back. This option is offered between 6am and 8pm from October to March, and between 7am and 6.30pm from April to September.
On the approach from Hout Bay look for 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 have also largely vanished).