24 May 2011

Chapmans Peak drive is open!

Chapmans Peak drive is open!

Chapmans Peak drive is open!

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17 Mar 2011

Take a spin around Chapmans Peak Drive from your chair

This is an amazing 360 degree experience of Chapmans Peak, Hout Bay, supplied by 360cities.net.

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09 Mar 2011

Smooth road ahead for Chapman’s Peak Drive

Smooth road ahead for Chapman’s Peak Drive

Taken from eyewitnessnews.co.za/Graeme Raubenheimer

Western Cape Transport MEC Robin Carlisle believes the new contract with Entilini Concessions will ensure the smooth management of Chapman’s Peak Drive for years to come.

He co-signed the amended deal with Entilini’s directors on Tuesday.

Capetonians should expect a new toll plaza on the Hout Bay side of Chapman’s Peak in the near future as a result.

Carlisle said the previous contract was seriously flawed.

“We have renegotiated the contract. It’s changed the whole nature from an adversarial contract to one in which we are both partners – partners not only in responsibility for the pass, but partners also financially,” he said.

Entilini director Enzo Menegaldo said they are excited about the road ahead.

“I know it may sound cliché, but there is a partnership now. We will be working together with the province on a lot of the decisions that will happen on Chapman’s Peak, which is a good thing. I think it can only be a better situation for the pass.”

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01 Feb 2011

Update on the body found on Chapmans Peak Drive

Update on the body found on Chapmans Peak Drive

By Aziz Hartley taken from iol.co.za

A decomposed body, believed to be of a man who went missing in June, is retrieved by police and mountain rescue services.

Rescue services last night battled a strong wind down a dangerous cliff to recover a decomposed body below the Chapman’s Peak lookout point believed to be of a man reported missing in June.

He was last seen wandering near a cliff face on the slopes of Chapman’s Peak. Rescuers had used high angle ropes to get to barely inaccessible areas on the mountain and a helicopter assisted in the search in June, which proved fruitless.

Last night Hout Bay police spokesperson Tanya Lesch said a worker saw the body shortly after 11am.

“He saw what he thought was a stick, but he then realised it was a leg of human being. The deceased had on a black and white hooded top, jeans and a grey sock. It was a male and light of complexion, according to the person who found the body,” she said.

Lesch said somebody was reported missing in Hout Bay a few months ago, and while they believed the body recovered was his, police would withhold his identity until his family had been informed.

Emergency Medical Services provincial spokesperson Keri Davids said: “We tried sending a chopper out there, but it was just too windy.”

SA National Parks communications officer Merle Collins said: “Our High Altitude Alien Clearing team was busy clearing in that area when the body was discovered. They contacted our rangers.”

Emergency Medical Services head Cleeve Robertson said the body was brought off the mountain shortly before 8pm.

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26 Dec 2010

Ryan Sandes also reporting on the Chappies fire

Ryan Sandes also reporting on the Chappies fire

Running sensation Ryan Sandes, just posted this photo of the helicopters in action fighting the Chapmans Peak fire.

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