Everybody in Cape Town, visiting or residing, has likely woken up with the question of what to do for the day, and then thought about taking a slow meander along Chapman’s Peak.
Just like we’re supposed to get to the top of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head, see the penguins in Simon’s Town, or eat fish and chips at one of our harbours, driving along Chapman’s Peak is a must-do for many.
It is stunning, that’s for sure, and the many viewpoints along the way really allow you to sip it all in.
The rest of the world clearly agrees, because Chappies has made it into the top five on the list of the world’s most beautiful road trip routes based on photos per mile on Instagram.
Wheels24 has the lowdown about how the research, conducted by Pentagon Motor Group, works:
The research involved analysing over seven million Instagram hashtags associated with the world’s most popular road trip destinations and calculating how many Instagram pictures are shared per mile of the journey.
The country with the most Instagram posts per mile being crowned the most picturesque in the world.
Jonathan Lingham, marketing director at Pentagon Motor Group, says:
“As there are so many driving holiday destinations around the globe, we were curious to find out which route is officially the most beautiful.
It’s great to see so many bucket-list-worthy road trips cropping up from all around the world – from the UK to Australia, and Norway to the USA – it proves that everyone can jump in their car and embark on an epic adventure.”
The winning road was the land down under’s Great Ocean Road that winds along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the towns of Torquay and Allansford.
It has always been a popular route for locals and tourists alike since its construction in 1932. Covering 243 kilometres of road, it has an impressive 1 321 570 hashtagged images on Instagram, meaning that nearly 8 418 pictures are taken per mile.
In second place is Big Sur road in the US, with 5 226 pictures per mile:
In third place, we have Jebel Hafeet in the United Arab Emirates with 4 840 pictures per mile.
It does look like a hell of a lot of fun to drive along if you have the stomach for it:
Coming in at fourth place is the Hai Van Pass in Vietnam with 4 298 pictures per mile:
And for the final round of applause, in fifth place, with 3 425 pictures per mile, our very own Chapman’s Peak Drive:
What are your weekend plans, then?
For the other 15 roads that were ranked and featured, head here.
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