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MyCiTi is Cape Town’s bus rapid transit system, operating between the Airport and the city centre, the V&A Waterfront, the city bowl and surrounds, Atlantic Seaboard suburbs as far south as Hout Bay and up the West Coast all the way to Atlantis. It’s the most convenient way to get around the city – and the good news is that you can take your bicycle on the bus.
Apart from scenic routes, world-famous beaches and great restaurants, with MyCiTi you can also access some of the spectator points along the magnificent cycle tour route on the big day.
Promoting non-motorised transport and providing infrastructure for safe cycling is a priority. There are networks of cycling routes extending right across the city, which provide daily transport, recreational cycling and training opportunities.
Some of the main MyCiTi routes also intersect with more than 60 kms of cycle lanes along the West Coast, in particular, as far as Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand, and other popular cyclist training routes, such as along the Atlantic Seaboard. And, unlike many other public transport systems, there’s the advantage that bicycles are welcome on MyCiTi buses – free of charge.
Race-day tips and MyCiTi shuttle service
- Warm up your muscles with an early morning cycle to the starting area in central Cape Town, rather than travelling by private car. There are cycle routes from the West Coast suburbs, along the Atlantic Seaboard, and from the southern suburbs along Albert Road.
- Encourage supporters to get a myconnect card and use MyCiTi to reach scenic viewing points at Camps Bay and to get to the finish area. This will help reduce traffic on the road and parking issues along the route.
- Use the special MyCiTi Cape Town Cycle Tour event service. This service is free and you don’t require a myconnect card to use the buses.
MyCiTi route deviations
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Out and about with MyCiTi
Whether you are on a training ride, or simply out to enjoy the sights and sounds of Cape Town, the MyCiTi network takes you to some must-see destinations. MyCiTi has produced a number of maps showing activities and places of historical significance along MyCiTi routes.
Just some of the major destinations include the following:
The V&A Waterfront has so much to offer, from shops, restaurants and children’s play areas to live entertainment, cinemas, hotels and spas, all set around Cape Town’s original harbour. The Nelson Mandela Gateway at the Clock Tower is the gateway to Robben Island, where former president Nelson Mandela and others were imprisoned. There are a variety of boat trips and harbour cruises on offer. A must-see is the Two Oceans Aquarium with more than 3 000 living sea animals, which hosts regular sleepovers for children and raises awareness of environmental issues. Don’t miss the stunning new museum of African art, the Zeitz MOCAA, at the Waterfront Silo area.
Get off at: Waterfront Silo, Breakwater or Waterfront
The Company’s Gardens
These scenic gardens, in the heart of the central city adjacent to Parliament, was established by the Dutch East India Company in 1652 to provide food for their ships. The garden has an impressive selection of trees, lawns, a popular restaurant, a rose garden and heritage vegetable gardens. It is also home to the South African National Art Gallery, Iziko South African Museum and the world-class digital-era Planetarium. The garden also offers free WiFi access.
Get off at: Groote Kerk
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
One of Cape Town’s top attractions, the cableway offers an unforgettable experience looking out over the city and sea. Take a picnic or relax at the restaurant on the summit. There’s a free MyCiTi shuttle between the Kloof Nek stop and the lower cableway station.
Get off at: Kloof Nek
Hout Bay Harbour
This working harbour serves the fishing industry, but is also a popular tourist attraction offering boat trips to Duiker Seal Island. Explore the harbour, and enjoy fresh fish and chips, while taking in the magnificent views of Chapman’s Peak.
Route: 108 and 109
Get off at: Hout Bay Harbour
This coastal village has lots to offer visitors, from kayaking, swimming, kitesurfing and other marine sports. A trip out on MyCiTi gives passengers spectacular views of Table Mountain and Robben Island, and is a great place to walk with the family. There are plenty of seaside restaurants.
Get off at: Melkbosstrand station
Bloubergstrand and Big Bay
The coastline from Bloubergstrand to Big Bay is a scenic paradise and a relaxing seaside experience. Take MyCiTi out to Table View station and then transfer to Route 217 which follows the coastline. Big Bay is one of Cape Town’s foremost surfing spots, and this sheltered bay is a perfect place to spend a day on the beach with family and friends.
Get off at: Marine, Seal or Big Bay stops
Sea Point Promenade
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