If you are in search of epic views, running to the top of Chapmans Peak will not disappoint. Start out in Hout Bay, at the parking lot at the bottom of Chapmans Peak drive. This is about 20km southeast of the center. Run along the steep and winding road until to reach the top lookout point. The sea is directly next to you the entire climb up the hill, and if you’re lucky, you may spot whales. This route gains about 500 feet of elevation. Note: there is not a sidewalk or particularly wide shoulder on the road however, but it is a relatively low traffic, toll road and cars are used to runners along the route. This route is safe and very popular in the local running community.

 

Essentials
  • 6.4 miles
  • 840
  • Parking lot at the bottom of Chapmans Peak Drive
  • Parking lot at the bottom of Chapmans Peak Drive