These old canons still stand guard at the head of the Hout Bay harbour...not as mighty as they once were, but remain evidence of the British forces which landed in the "Cape of Good Hope" many years before.
The mountain range in the background carries the road from Hout Bay (to the left) towards Noordhoek village (to the right) which is 10 kms away over Chapmans Peak Drive. The drive iteslf remained unchanged for many years, but a number of motorist deaths, due to falling rocks, forced the municipality to complete some major improvements to the road.
Chapmans Peak drive remains a popular visit by the thousands of tourists who visit the Cape Peninsular.
Noordhoek beach (at the bottom of the drive) is a long stretch of uninterrupted white sand between the cliffs below Chapmans Peak and far-off Kommetjie. The seas around this area are inviting but trecherous, making swimming here inadvisable....especially if you're aware of the great white shark attacks which happen from time to time.