Sample the incredible scenery on Chapman’s Peak Drive

Sample the incredible scenery on Chapman’s Peak DriveChapman’s Peak Drive is one of the most breathtaking, beautiful stretches of road in the world. If you are in Cape Town and want to sample beautiful coastal views, then the nine kilometres long drive is a must, and to make sure you get the most out of your tour, here is how to enjoy every morsel of your tailor-made South Africa holidays.

Start with a spot of fishing

When the waters are calm and the morning is bright, start your morning with a spot of fishing in Hout Bay. The gorgeous fishing harbour is one of the best in South Africa, and come morning, you can hop aboard one of the deep sea fishing boats and start your day off with the sea air in your lungs and catching fish in some of the most fruitful seas in the world.

An afternoon of hiking and cycling

Chapman’s Peak Drive should always be part of tailor-made South Africa holidays, and a hike or bike ride should be a must. Spend an afternoon hiking and cycling along the plains of this picturesque stretch at a speed, working up a satisfying sweat ready for lunch.

A picnic with a view

There is an array of picnic areas on Chapman’s Peak Drive and you can take your pick when it comes to the type of setting you want to each lunch in. Lay out a blanket, empty the picnic basket and enjoy your meal while appreciating some of the most stunning mountainous and coastal views in the world.

Whale watching

You can’t make a visit to Chapman’s Peak Drive and not enjoy a spot of whale watching, and it truly is the perfect thing to do in the afternoon, after a spot of activity and some lunch. Between August and November, head towards the whale watching spots for perfect views of the incredible sea mammals, and take photos that will help you remember your tailor-made South Africa holiday for years to come.


After a busy day of whale watching, hiking, cycling and fishing, take the weight off your feet and enjoy some African cuisine at a seaside cafe or restaurant. Order some local South African wine and some fine, local, traditional food, and enjoy it as you watch the sunset over Chapman’s Peak Drive. The perfect end to your tailor-made South Africa holiday.