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Route 36 : Cape Town Peninsula Route

Distance

142 km

Difficulty

Easy

About the Route

This route is a roundtrip of the famous Cape Peninsula route including Chapman's Peak, everything is tarred. It takes you up to signal hill where you can have a stunning look over the whole of Cape Town and the Harbour. At the top, if you feel brave, you can actually paraglide down and there is also a possibility to climb Lion's Head. Signal hill is mainly a viewpoint and you have to ride the same road down again, but it's worth it. Please don't go in the holidays and also try to avoid weekends if possible, it gets very busy! Continuing the route, you go along the coast with views of the ocean around every corner. There are plenty of restaurants around if you feel like a break. One you get to Chapman's Peak Drive, you will need to go through the Toll gate. There are 2 options: one is a day pass, which is free, but only gives you access to the first 2,7 km's, then you need to turn around. This is more for if you want to picnic in the area or do a walking trail. The second option is to pay R40 per person to drive the whole road. For this route, we don't turn around, so pay the toll and keep your slip in an accessible place as we need to show this further down the road at the control point. The road is in good shape and beautiful, its recommend to take some time to stop at several view points and enjoy the scenery. From Chapman's Peak we snake from inland roads back to the coast only to turn inwards again. There is a section that goes through table Mountain National Park and if you wish there is an option to also include Cape Point into this route, this is not currently part of the route. On the way back towards Cape Town, the route takes you past several coastal town and you can have a stop at Boulders Beach to look at the penguin colony.

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