In celebrating 100 years of Chapman’s Peak Drive, the Department of Transport and Public Works has announced that everybody can take a drive on the iconic route for free, until 2pm today.
We're at the 100 year anniversary celebration at Chapman's Peak Drive this morning. The toll fees are free until 2pm today. pic.twitter.com/ADqIccZTb8
— TransportPublicWorks (@WCGovTPW) May 6, 2022
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 one of the Mother City’s greatest treasures.
This is what it usually costs to pass through the toll:
- Motorbikes: R35
- Light vehicles: R54
- 2 Axle Heavy Vehicles (midi-bus/bus): R215
- Heavy vehicles: R537