Chapman’s Peak Hiking Trail

Cape Town is the ultimate hiking mecca. Boasting a variety of beautiful and thrilling hiking trails, ranging from beginner to advanced, there is something for every avid hiker at heart. Even if you’ve never hiked a day in your life, Cape Town’s thriving hiking scene welcomes you with open arms.

Whether you’re a hiking first-timer or looking to take on one of Cape Town’s more challenging and adrenalin-filled hiking trails, it is important to be fully prepared for what lies ahead.

Here is everything you need to know about the thrilling, and equally incredible, Chapman’s Peak Hiking Trail.

Chapman’s Peak Hike Overview




Moderate – High

Route Distance

+/- 8km

Start Point

Chapman’s Peak toll booths

End Point

Chapman’s Peak toll booths

Average Time

+/- 7 – 8 hours (on average +/- 6 hours) | Depends on your fitness and experience level


Single rocky track | Jeep track |Stone steps

Hiking Trails In Cape Town - Chapman's Peak Hiking Trail