Chapman’s Peak toll fee hikes 'ridiculous'

A local association says the increase is very high for the average person.

FILE: Chapman’s peak road is the coastal link between Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - The Hout Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association on Wednesday described the hike in Chapman's Peak toll fees as ridiculous.

The increases will take effect on 1 August.

Drivers of light motor vehicles will pay R38 to use the road.

Buses will pay R379, while motorcyclists will have to fork out R25.

The association's Len Swimmer says the increase is very high for the average person and will cause many problems for people living in Hout Bay and surrounding areas.

"They are never going to recover any of the infrastructure costs so the increase is nothing to them. It's going to cause a lot of problems for people because nobody is going to pay that much to pass through."