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Victoria Road is a long coastal road which stretches from Hout Bay to Bakoven, a well-known drive, and ride, as the famous Suikerbossie Pass also forms part of this road.

Distance 7,1 km
Gradient average 1:46
Gradient maximum 1:8
Summit 172 m
Surface Tar (M6)

Victoria Road is well engineered with properly banked turns and smooth curves, a joy to drive, ride or cycle whilst offering fabulous views of the Atlantic coastline. Suikerbossie Hill is one of Cape Town’s most scenic and her summit, one of the most beautiful.

A section of Victoria Road has been separated from its northern half in honour of the hundreds of thousands of cyclists who have either succumbed or conquered the “dreaded Suikerbossie”. It has seen its fair share of perspiration, despair, anguish and triumph. It has a reputation for breaking dreams, hopes and aspirations!

The road is generally in a good condition and has adequate safety shoulders for most of its length and as far as mountain passes go, it is pretty straight forward. The coastal road was completed in 1887 by South Africa's most famous road engineer, Thomas Bain and named 'Victoria Road' to honour Queen Victoria's jubilee in 1888.

There is a restaurant at the summit, also named after the famous Cape Sugar Bush plant. Once you have peaked at Llandudno, Victoria Road winds along the Atlantic alongside the Twelve Apostles, a famous group of mountains that give Table Mountain a run for its money, and past Oudekraal Beach. Victoria Road comes to an end when it reaches Camps Bay.

Thing to do and see

  • View Sites
  • The Twelve Apostles
  • Apostle Gun Battery
  • A Kramat, holy Muslim Grave Site           
  • Suikerbossie Restaurant
  • Llandudno Beach
  • Hout Bay Beach


Free to Drive

Best during daylight hours

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