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Chapmans Peak Drive is one of the best spots in Cape Town to photograph sunsets. There are spectacular views over Houtbay and Sentinel peak.


Best Time to Photograph
This is definitely a sunset spot.
Type of Photography
  • Landscape
  • Seascape
Best Time of Year
All year round
Photographic Tips
The main view point at the summit is one of the best spots to photograph from. It can get crowded, but the crowds disappear once the sun has dipped beneath the horizon.
Recommended Gear
Tripod, cable release and a wide angle lens. A flash is also recommended for romantic sunset portraits.


Site Highlights
Spectacular sunsets. Black eagle can often be seen from here.


Other Activities


Closest Town
Getting There
Chapmans Peak Drive can be approached from either Houtbay or from Noordhoek.
Chapmans Peak


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Arne Purves
Author: Arne PurvesWebsite: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Arne's passion for the environment, wildlife and conservation was instilled from an early age, leading to a career in nature conservation, first as a game ranger in the Natal Parks Board, a conservation officer with CapeNature and today in the City of Cape Town's Environmental Compliance Department. Photography is his creative medium of choice.