The 100 year inauguration anniversary of Chapman’s Peak, or Chappies as it is known locally, was celebrated in Cape Town recently.
Work on the Drive commenced in 1915, cutting a road along a number of ridges, to connect Hout Bay and Noordhoek. The building of the road by prisoners, at a cost of £20000, was hailed as an engineering feat when it officially opened on 6 May 1922, inaugurated as Chapman’s Peak Drive.
Motorists were offered free access through Chapman’s Peak Drive on the anniversary weekend. The normal fee for motor vehicles is R54.
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Thursday 21 October 2021, Day 21 of Level 1 😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#grateful for a lovely day, starting off cool, warming up, and ending cold and windy as the rain clouds roll in; for a good preparation for my Status meetings this morning; for a walk to Woolies, to buy winter soup ingredients, popping in at the Theatre on the Bay on the way, so happy for our Camps Bay icon that it has opened its first show since Lockdown, and for William the best Computicket staff member in the world still being there 👏👏👏👏; for my Dinkel rolls waiting for me; after a Continue reading →