Photos

Photographer's Note

Cape Town is not only one of the most stunning cities in the world, it also bordered by some of the most scenic places you could hope to find. Chapman’s Peak Drive on the Atlantic Coast between Hout Bay and Noordhoek in the Cape Peninsula is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world. It also forms the gateway between Cape Town and the South Peninsula.

Initially constructed during the First World War, this 9km route with its 114 curves skirts Chapman Peak, the 593m high southerly extension of Constantia Berg, and follows the rocky coastline to unfold breathtaking views in both directions.

The route starts at the picturesque fishing harbour of Hout Bay and the climb winds steeply up to Chapman's Point, revealing breathtaking views of the sandy bays down below, until the road reaches lower levels again at Noordhoek.

Just below where I took this picture, two Southern Right whales were having fun in the shallows near the cliff...just an amazing memory!

marina7, Cricri, Pablo25, patdeph, dta, hispic has marked this note useful

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Hemant Buch (hemantbuch) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 163 W: 1 N: 252] (1649)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-10-16
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
  • More Photo Info: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-06-18 11:17
  • Favorites: 1 [view]
Viewed: 4165
Points: 42
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Hemant Buch (hemantbuch) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 163 W: 1 N: 252] (1649)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH