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February 12, 2014

Get around the city with these new MyCiTi routes: Imizamo Yethu, Hangberg and Hout Bay

Two exciting new MyCiTi bus routes are launching this Saturday 15 February which will connect Hangberg, Imizamo Yethu and Hout Bay to the inner city.

Photo courtesy of Craig Howes

Hangberg, situated on the slopes of Sentinel Hill, is a little seaside town near Hout Bay. The town is home to fishermen (mostly) and their families and is made up of flats, shacks and some informal settlements. Hangberg’s neighbour, Imizamo Yethu, is another small community on the outskirts of Hout Bay that hosts a number of cultural tours in Cape Town. Residents of these two communities, as well as Hout Bay, are so lucky as they have the best views of the Atlantic ocean right on their doorstep. And the mountains that surround Hout Bay plays into the idea that people used to refer to Hout Bay as its own city, known as the Republic of Hout Bay.

Fun fact: Legend will have you know that many years ago, someone created his own passport of the Republic of Hout Bay and travelled to various countries of the world without anyone noticing it is a fake passport. Now, residents and visitors living in these coastal areas will have a new public transport route to get to the vibrant city centre of Cape Town.

The new 108 and 109 routes will take passengers on a journey through vibey Somerset Road in Green Point, Main Road in Sea Point while also passing through the cosmopolitan Clifton and Camps Bay beach roads.

Free MyCiTi bus cards for first time riders

The City of Cape Town has invested in these new routes whole-heartedly by agreeing to provide free myconnect cards to all potential passengers. The myconnect cards, which usually cost R25, can be used as an entry ticket for anyone catching a ride on the MyCiTi bus. These cards that come preloaded with 30 Mover points can be collected at the Hout Bay and Hangberg public libraries from today; just bring your valid Identity Document to get yours!

Looking for more information on Cape Town bus services? Follow the news at www.myciti.org.za or call 0800 65 64 63. Don't forget to tweet this to share the news with your friends.

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