Sunday, 15 November 2009

Chapman's Peak

The 582m Chapman’s Peak overlooks Noordhoek Beach (see yesterday's beach photo), and Chapman’s Peak drive is one of the most famous scenic drives in the world.

Amanda, Jon, Dean Eastbury and I made the fairly strenuous hike to the summit today. The views of Hout Bay were spectacular as was the view from the very cold summit, where we were buffeted by gale force winds.

On our return, a well earned beer was followed by an, unfortunately, very mediocre meal at the local Red Herring Restaurant.

Views of Hout Bay

Jon on the windy summit with Constantia and Fish Hoek in background

Sheltering from the wind on the summit


  1. Looks lovely. Is Chapman's drive now open? Been to Norfolk this weekend. Just arrived back. Views not quite the same! Pat and Bill x

  2. Yes open again now, which makes life easier.


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