Hiking excursion up Chapman's Peak

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: 3.5 hrs
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English
Minimum age: From 10 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: moderate More info
Opening seasons:

Activity description

Starting on the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive, this moderate to strenuous hike with slight exposure to heights offers the most spectacular views over Hout Bay and Noordhoek Beach with its turquoise sea, rugged scenery, interesting fynbos and a variety of bird species. Once at the summit there are panoramic views of the Peninsula which include the False Bay coastline, the Back Table and Kommetjie Lighthouse.

Enjoy walking up the steep path surrounded by proteas and other fynbos. Take your time, breathe in and enjoy the amazing scenery around you. The path is very well maintained and easy to follow, paved with sandstone rocks most of the way. When you level out near the top, turn right and continue towards Noordhoek along a slowly rising path. You will move over and around the minor peak and eventually come to the rocky summit of Chapman’s Peak.

There are wonderful views of Hout Bay as you round the first peak, then suddenly Chapmans Peak pops into view and a final ascent up the saddle gives you views of Fish Hoek, Noordhoek Beach, and even Gordon’s Bay and Table Mountain on a clear day. To the south is Cape Point and Kommetjie.

Some say it’s best to climb Chapman’s Peak later in the afternoon as in the morning much of the scenery is obscured by shadows cast by the morning sun and at midday the sun renders a lot of the scenery flat. However, in the late afternoon or sunset, the area lights up with an iridescent red glow almost like hot coals as the sinking sun reflects off the normally bright sandstone cliffs. You may also be fortunate and enjoy a fantastic sunset, but even if you don’t the horizon is sure to glow red long after the sun has disappeared.

Activity requirements

Advice on what to wear:
The weather on the mountains can change unexpectedly and sudden drops in temperature are common. On a hot day the correct clothing can help prevent heat exhaustion and sunburn. Wearing the wrong clothes on your hiking/walking tour could spoil your tour.

Special terms

Please make your way to the starting point of the hike on Chapman’s Peak Drive. Please contact Table Mountain Treks and Tours should you need assistance with transport. A single supplement fee of R150 is charged if only one person is hiking. 

  • Lunch pack & water: R150.00
  • Snack pack & water: R100.00
  • Transfers
Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable clothing adapted to the weather conditions
  • Hiking shoes
  • Warm top/rain jacket in case
  • 1-­2 litres of water
  • Trail snacks for a 3.5 hr hike
  • Sun protection (lotion/hat)
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Meeting point
Please make your way to the starting point of the hike on Chapman’s Peak Drive. Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
10 days
Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
4 days
Cancellation 4 days or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule