Alternative routes to use during the Camps Bay Drive closure

Avoid traffic congestion by steering clear of City of Cape Town road improvement areas

Starting on Monday, 20 April 2015 the City of Cape Town will be closing Camps Bay Drive to general traffic to begin major roadworks including resurfacing and widening of the road in certain sections, and general repairs to make the road safer. These long overdue improvements will ease traffic congestion to and from Camps Bay when completed in late November 2015.

In the meantime, it’s going to be difficult to get to and from Camps Bay, and residents and visitors alike will have to adjust their routes and exercise some patience when heading to their destination.

So how do you get to Camps Bay without taking Camps Bay Drive?

ALTERNATIVE ROUTES TO USE DURING THE CAMPS BAY DRIVE CLOSURE

The City of Cape Town suggests using Geneva Drive as an alternative route, but with stop-and-go control points in place to give residents access to their homes along this route, congestion will be a concern. Coming from Cape Town CBD, the simplest routes to take would be either Kloof Road or the M6.

Coming from Cape Town CBD along Kloofnek Road (M62), Kloof Road is your best option:

  • Turn right onto Kloof Road at the junction where you could turn left to get to the Table Mountain Cableway, or back to go towards Signal Hill.
  • Follow the winding road past The Round House to the first junction and take a sharp left onto Lower Kloof Road. Lower Kloof merges with Victoria Road, which runs along the Camps Bay beachfront.
  • Please note: Kloof Road is quite narrow, lacks a significant shoulder and is very popular with joggers and cyclists. Exercise caution!

Coming from Sea Point / Green Point, the M6 provides access to Camps Bay along a lovely scenic route:

  • Take Beach Road (M6) along the Sea Point promenade, which merges with Victoria Road and runs along Fresnaye and Bantry Bay to Camps Bay.
  • Alternatively, take Main Road (M61) through Sea Point. Keep right at the eventual fork to join Regent Road, and turn left at the junction with Victoria Road.

TIPS

  1. Add a minimum of 30 minutes to your estimated driving time when heading to Camps Bay to ensure that you reach your destination timeously. During peak traffic times it would probably be best to leave a travel window of between 45 minutes and an hour depending on the route.
  2. Making your way towards Chapman’s Peak, Noordhoek or Kommetjie? Take the road less travelled and enjoy the beautiful drive through Muizenberg and Kalk Bay or along Ou Kaapse Weg.

So plan your journey carefully and exercise some patience when and if you’re stuck in traffic as you travel these alternate routes.

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