Cableway co-funds dedicated MyCiTi shuttle
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway has partnered with the City of Cape Town to operate a MyCiTi shuttle service from the top of Kloof Nek Road to the Cableway’s Lower Station, which will reduce traffic and parking congestion on Tafelberg Road.
The shuttle also offers MyCiTi users linking transport to the Cableway from the bus stop at the top of Kloof Nek Road. It will operate daily from 07:00 in summer (07:30 in winter), with the last shuttle departing the Lower Cable Station at 19:00. Visitors experiencing the Sunset Special will need to catch a taxi down to Kloof Nek Road.
Fares for the Cableway shuttle is R6,30 one way (on the Mover option) or R8,90 (Standard) on peak hour trips, weekdays between 06:30 and 08:30 and between 16:00 and 18:00. If you travel outside peak hours on a weekday, or any time on weekends and public holidays, fares are R4,80 (Mover) or R6,80 (Standard) one way.
“We have committed to co-funding the service with the City for the next three years because operation of the Cableway is weather dependent and there would be too many down days and down times to make the route financially viable,” says Sabine Lehmann, managing director of the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company.
“By co-funding operational costs we ensure that visitors only have to pay standard MyCiTi fares.”
Every passenger needs their own myconnect card loaded with money, except for children under four years old and less than one metre tall, who travel free. Buy your myconnect card for R35 from MyCiTi station kiosks and participating retailers, load money on to the card and use it for Standard points or convert it into a Mover package, saving you 30% on fares. Mover packages are only available from MyCiTi station kiosks.
“Affordable public transport is integral to ensuring that locals and visitors can access our site in a sustainable manner and make use of our many specials,” says Lehmann.