Chapman's Peak Drive’s 100th anniversary to be marked by historic plaque unveiling
Tomorrow, Premier Alan Winde and Provincial Minister Daylin Mitchell will be unveiling a plaque at Chapman’s Peak Toll Plaza in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Western Cape’s most iconic road.
Chapman's Peak Drive, which connects Hout Bay to Noordhoek, first opened to the public in 1922. It is a vital artery that connects communities in Cape Town and attracts thousands of international and local visitors to the South Peninsula every day.
Premier Winde said: “During my State of the Province Address earlier this year, I explained that the Western Cape Government is committed to driving job creation through infrastructure-enabled growth. Maintaining and building quality roads that enable our goods to be transported and people to travel is an essential part of attracting investment to our province and enabling the private sector to create jobs.”
Minister Mitchell added: “Testament to this is that over 5000 Capetonians are registered as frequent users of the scenic Chapman’s Peak route, with far more people visiting the drive every day to enjoy the stunning views overlooking Hout Bay and Long Beach in Noordhoek. I look forward to marking the 100th anniversary by unveiling what will become a historic plaque.”
Date: Friday, 6 May 2022
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Venue: Chapman’s Peak Drive Toll Plaza
All media are welcome to attend but are asked to RSVP to Ntomboxolo.Makoba-Somdaka@westerncape.gov.za by close of business on Thursday, 5 May 2022. There will be opportunities for media interviews and photographs.
Spokesperson for Minister Daylin Mitchell
Cell: 082 953 0026