November 01, 2013
New MyCiti Routes in Cape Town
Getting around Cape Town has never been easier, whether you’re exploring everything the city of Cape Town has to offer or using the MyCiti bus for your daily commute. As of November 2 MyCiti will be activating the following new routes. We’ve also included things you can do along the way!
Vredehoek is a beautiful old area full of beautiful Capetonian architecture and boasts the Gardens Centre shopping mall. Popular, bohemian Long Street with its kaleidescope of African curios, antique shops, book stores, restaurants and bistros is also included on this route - as well as The National Art Gallery, Museum and Houses of Parliament.
Pack a picnic and head to De Waal Park for a day in the sun, enjoying live local music. The concerts take place every second Sunday throughout summer and is conveniently accessed via the Oranjezicht – Gardens MyCiti Bus route. In an effort to make Cape Town a more connected place to live, free Wi-Fi has been made available at key points throughout the city. The Company Gardens is one such place and is the perfect setting to park yourself under a tree with your laptop and latte.
• Sea Point (along High Level Road and Beach Road via the V&A Waterfront)
Take the MyCiti bus during the day and you can visit iconic stops like the Sea Point beach front and Moullie Point. The promenade is also a fantastic stop where you can disembark to take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the sea views. The V&A Waterfront is a must-see attraction for visitors and a firm favourite with Capetonians, now easily accessible on the MyCiti Bus Route.
Take the T03, 217 or 203 bus routes to explore the sights and beaches of Blaauwberg and Melkbosstrand. Enjoy surfing, kite-surfing, sunsets and great seafood sold at local restaurants all along the picturesque West Coast.
Take a walk through the Koeberg Nature Reserve which comes alive with indigenous flora and over 200 identified bird species, eland, gemsbok and Burchell’s zebra. There are also two popular hiking trails that cover the reserve.
These activations are part of plan to phase out existing minibus-taxi and bus services along these routes. There will also be two new routes launching on the 30th of November, one between the silo area of the V&A Waterfront and the other over Kloof Nek to Camps Bay. This will give visitors to the Cape Town easy access to Camps Bay beach and the restaurants and bars along the beach front.
This is exciting news for residents of and visitors to Cape Town and comes just in time for summer holidays and opens up endless possibilities for fun in the Mother City!