Chappies has been reopened | Western Cape Government


Chappies has been reopened

17 July 2017

Chapman's Peak Drive has been reopened for through traffic. The road was closed for weeks to allow for essential repairs after approximately 15 m3 of rock came down on the Noordhoek end, causing significant damage to two catch fences and the road surface.

The catch fences have been replaced with fences able to withstand twice as much force, and the road was repaired. We thank motorists for their patience during the closure.

Motorists can expect intermittent road closures on Chapman’s Peak Drive this winter whenever high-risk weather conditions make the road unsafe. Chappies is a very narrow, winding road built along the edge of very steep slopes that carry an ever-present and severe risk of rockfalls and mudslides.

Regular updates are available via the Variable Message Sign (VMS) system, Twitter @ChapmansPeakSA, Facebook, or by calling 021 791 8222.

Join the Department on Twitter @WCGovTPW under the hashtag #roadworksWC.

Media Enquiries: 
Byron la Hoe
Communication Officer
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813
Cell: 079 281 8570

You can follow the Department of Transport and Public Works on Twitter: @WCGovTPW