Chapman’s Peak ranked among wo

Views on the journey along Chapmans Peak, the road from Hout Bay to Noedhoek on February 04, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. Image: Laura Carey/Getty Images.

Chapman’s Peak ranked among world’s ‘most beautiful road trip routes’

Chapman’s Peak ranked among Route 66 in the US and the Great Ocean Road in Australia as one of the ‘most beautiful road trip routes’.

Chapman’s Peak ranked among wo

Views on the journey along Chapmans Peak, the road from Hout Bay to Noedhoek on February 04, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. Image: Laura Carey/Getty Images.

Pentagon Motor Group recently ranked the world’s most beautiful road trip routes, and unsurprisingly, South Africa’s Chapman’s Peak made the cut.

Chapman’s Peak ranked among the world’s best

Chapman’s Peak, which refers to the name of a mountain on the western side of the Cape Peninsula, between Hout Bay and Noordhoek in Cape Town, came in at number five after the group crunched some numbers pertaining to Instagram.

The group went on to analyse 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 route with the most Instagram posts per mile being crowned the most picturesque in the world.

Chapman’s Peak came in at number five. The Peak – that is affectionately known as “chappies” by locals – took seven years to complete and was first built in 1922, but has since undergone major work to improve the road for tourists. It came in at 5.5 miles (almost 9km) route with 3 425 pictures per mile.

The World’s Most Beautiful Road Trip Routes

Australia’s Great Ocean Road came in at number one, while six others can be found in the USA. You can see the full list here:

  1. Great Ocean Road, Australia – 8 418 pictures per mile (1.6km)
  2. Big Sur, USA – 5 226 pictures per mile
  3. Jebel Hafeet, United Arab Emirates – 4 840 pictures per mile
  4. Hai Van Pass, Vietnam – 4 298 pictures per mile
  5. Chapman’s Peak Drive, South Africa – 3 425 pictures per mile
  6. Blue Ridge Parkway, USA – 1 148 pictures per mile
  7. Going-To-The-Sun Road, USA – 940 pictures per mile
  8. Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland – 853 pictures per mile
  9. Olympic Peninsula Loop, USA – 798 pictures per mile
  10. Icefields Parkway, Canada – 781 pictures per mile
  11. Route 66, USA – 780 pictures per mile
  12. Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse, Austria – 677 pictures per mile
  13. Pacific Highway, Australia – 657 pictures per mile
  14. Tioga Pass, USA – 533 pictures per mile
  15. Military Road, UK – 483 pictures per mile
  16. Cabot Trail, Canada – 466 pictures per mile
  17. Hana Highway, USA – 345 pictures per mile
  18. The Atlantic Road, Norway – 294 pictures per mile
  19. Causeway Coastal Route, Northern Ireland – 244 pictures per mile
  20. North Coast 500, Scotland – 226 pictures per mile