Tomorrow, 6 May, Cape Town’s picturesque route, Chapman’s Peak Drive will be celebrating its 100 anniversary.
Affectionately known as Chappies, the scenic route was officially opened on 6 May, 1922 after seven years of construction. It was an engineering feat back then and it remains an iconic Cape Town’s tourist attraction.
To mark the 100 years of its existence, a full programme of festivities is planned for the whole weekend for residents and visitors to celebrate this iconic wonder. The festivities include a netball tournament, soccer derby, skateboarding, a parade of vehicles, rowing competition, bikers breakfast run and many more.
For the past 100 days, local businesses and individuals from communities across Cape Town came together to celebrate this iconic wonder and offered exclusive prizes to visitors to Chappies to celebrate its centenary.
From tomorrow 8 am – 2pm Chappies will be free for the public and on Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm.
General manager of Entilini operating Chapman’s Peak Drive, Mark Jacobs, said Chapman’s Peak Drive is a bridge that connects communities and allows for life on the Southern Peninsula to thrive. “It has opened pathways to new opportunities and even after 100 years, Chappies continues to connect communities, businesses and people from all over the world,” he said.
Picture: Cape Town ETC