Chapmans Peak Village
Chapman’s Peak Village nestles at the foot of the mountain, though it is usually subsumed under Noordhoek. The village was proclaimed as a township in the early 1970’s. It was originally intended to provide low-cost housing for navy workers in Fish Hoek and was destined to remain for many years cut off from the urban development on the eastern seaboard. However, with the passage of time the village was gradually discovered as a haven from progress by retirees and young people attracted by the opportunities it provided for rural living. The great changes came when the Ou Kaapse Weg was pushed through the mountains. The price of land began to escalate as more and more people were attracted by the rural setting and the ease of communicating with the City. The village could not contain the demand for housing plots and adjacent farm land was rezoned as the valley began to change its character.