The Best Scenic Drives around Cape Town
Table Mountain View

In the right weather, Cape Town has some of the most beautifully scenic roads.

Twisting and turning along stunning coastlines, or travelling into pristine Winelands, the route that you choose to take can become your very own unique Cape Town tour. Travelling on your own and taking the route that you want to take is without a doubt one way to see the sights, but if you are not comfortable with the idea of driving yourself, there are quite a few Cape Town tour options that can take you along some of those routes and give you an experience that will stay with you forever.

Cape Town is unique and absolutely stunning. It is well known for its diverse landscape and the many panoramic views that will take your breath away. If you are looking for a day drive, check out some of these scenic routes.



  1. Chapman’s Peak Drive

Chapman’s Peak is a route that has become pretty iconic. The route is only about 15km, and it will only take about half an hour to do, but the road will drive you through a cliff between Noordhoek and Hout Bay, a journey that looks like it should be impossible. The views all along the way are staggeringly beautiful. This is not your everyday road, and you will need to pay a small fee to drive it.

  1. Victoria Road

From Llandudno to Camps Bay, this road is severely underrated but it is certainly worth the drive. The route is best taken slowly, and along the way, you will catch sight of all sorts of interesting things, including the fashionable Llandudno suburb, and the ocean. Along the way, you will also see Lion’s Head and the 12 Apostles.

  1. Kommetjie, Cape Point and Simon’s Town

If you are coming from a smaller country, Cape Town and its surrounds can seem like a country all on its own, because some places are a little out of reach. But when in Cape Town, you don’t want to miss out on travelling to the Southern Corner of Africa. When you leave the more urban areas, the landscape quickly changes, becoming more desolate and mountainous. This route will take you through magnificent landscapes, including dramatic cliffs, and you will even catch sight of the Kommetjie lighthouse.

  1. R44

Route 44 takes you out of the City and towards Gordon’s Bay, eventually ending in Hermanus. The landscape is a bit wilder and the ocean seems to be a lot bluer. It is fair to say that this road is quite a dramatic one.

  1. Tafelberg Road to Signal Hill

This route is ideal for those who are short on time but who want to see the best of what Cape Town has to offer. Taking a drive up to the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, up the Tafelberg Road, will present some truly magical views. All along the way, the views change, and once you get to the top, you will be treated to some of the most popular and iconic views of the area.


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