On 12 July 2014, a new MyCiTi service started from Kloof Nek Road along Tafelberg Road to the lower Table Mountain Aerial Cableway station.
Table Mountain is one of Cape Town’s Big Five attractions and an important contributor to the tourist economy.
With tourism numbers at record highs, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway saw an increase of 18% in January alone, with a staggering 293 426 people taking the iconic ride to the top and many more hikers using the trails.
Parking and congestion have always been a problem, and the MyCiTi service will help to alleviate this. The bus will run from the intersection of Kloof Nek Road and Tafelberg Road, with easy transfers at the Kloof Nek stop from MyCiTi buses on route 106 and 107, between the Silo area of the V&A Waterfront, via Civic Centre station and the central city and Camps Bay beachfront.
Passengers tap out at the one stop and tap in again on the Table Mountain bus, but only pay a single distance-based fare for their entire journey.
The first and last bus on the new Table Mountain route will travel directly to and from Civic Centre station – a good option for early-morning hikers or visitors wanting to catch the sunset from the top. The service will operate every 15 or 20 minutes, with earlier and later buses in summer when the days are longer.
The fare from Waterfront Silo to the Cableway ranges from R5.40 to R9.80, depending on the time of day and which fare package is loaded on a myconnect card. The cost from Camps Bay to the Cableway ranges from R4.80 to R8.90 per trip.