The Cape of Many Passes

This beautiful city we call Cape Town, or “The Mother City” is cloaked in lush vegetation, bordered by two different oceans and home to some truly unique mountain passes. Due to the diverse terrain in Cape Town and the surrounding Cape region, we are lucky enough to have one beautiful suburb or area after another, separated by mountain passes. Take Chapman’s Peak Drive for example. This insanely stunning mountain pass connects the picturesque Noordhoek valley with the sleepy seaside town of Hout Bay.

Chapman’s Peak drive is an incredible feat of road building and engineering. Hewn out of the defiant granite mountainside, this mountain pass is several kilometers long and perched high above the Atlantic ocean. The road was first built in the nineteen forties, using prisoners of war as labor to carve this magnificent piece of engineering out of the stubborn rock.