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A 43-year-old woman has survived after the car she was driving in plunged 180 metres off Chapman’s Peak in Cape Town.

The incident happened on Monday when the woman was travelling towards Hout Bay from the famous lookout area.

She was the only occupant of the car.

An intense rescue mission followed with rescuers reaching the woman to find that she has been able to get out of the car, but was unable to move any further.

The vegetation was dense in the area of the incident and rescue workers struggled to get her back up the hill to safety.

The woman was taken to the hospital where she was treated for her injuries.

David Nel, the spokesperson for Wilderness Search And Rescue, told News24 that the rescue specialists made a huge difference.

“This was a demanding scenario made less difficult by having access to so many competent rescue specialists at one scene.”

The woman is recovering in hospital.

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