Chapmans Peak drive is surely one of the most scenic drives in South Africa. You will have no better view of Hout Bay and the Sentinel, and if you are lucky, you might even see whales playing in the ocean below.

Designed and built by Thomas Bain (an engineer who was responsible for the construction of a number of mountain passes in the Western Cape – including Bainskloof Pass), it cuts into the mountain walls and winds along near vertical cliffs. There are plenty of viewpoints, so ensure you have your camera. The views are majestic and ever changing. Reopened in December 2003, the drive has been made even better with more lookout points, and safer. This is truly a Cape Town icon not to miss.