Five best attractions you can reach via My Citi Bus from GCHA
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The MyCiTi buses have been a feature in Cape Town since the 2010 FIFA World Cup and connects various parts across the Peninsula. The buses function as a cheaper option for tourists and locals alike, with stops near many attractions. We’ve compiled 5 of the best attractions you can reach from Gardens Centre Holiday Apartments. Be sure to check the bus routes and any notices of routes not running on specific days or any delays.
1. Castle of Good Hope – 103 or 111
The Castle of Good Hope is a short walk and quick 10-minute bus drive away. This bastion fort was built in the 17th century to protect the Dutch settlers from possible war from the British. Visitors can walk through the castle, most of which is decorated in the style of the 1600s and visit the three museums on site.
2. V&A Waterfront – 113
After the walk to the bus stop, the bus takes about 16 minutes to reach the V&A Waterfront. Here, you can shop to your heart’s desire, try some of Cape Town’s best restaurants, and visit the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. On the grounds there are also art vendors, markets, and buskers playing all of the sounds of South Africa. You can catch the ferry to Robben Island from the Waterfront and take a stunning picture of Cape Town from the Cape Wheel.
3. Lion’s Head Hiking Trail – 106 or 107
The bus up to Kloof Nek takes 10 minutes, after which you will need to walk a further 11 minutes to the start of the hiking trail. The 5-kilometre hike rises 500 metres and should take you no longer than 1.5 hours up and an hour down. This is a very popular hike around sunset and sunrise.
4. Camps Bay – 106 or 107
Depending on what number bus you take, the drive should take you between 20 and 25 minutes. You can spend the day lounging on the beach at Camps Bay, sipping a cocktail at one of the many beach-facing bars, or grab a bite to eat at an eatery. Don’t forget to grab an ice cream before you head back to Gardens!
5. Hout Bay – 106 or 107, then 108, 109, or 118
Hout Bay is a bit of a trip, as it takes between 1 hour and 20 minutes and 1 hour and 30 minutes to get there. Take the same route as the previous destination and get off at the Camps Bay stop. Then switch buses for the remainder of the journey to Hout Bay. You can either get off at the Hout Bay Beach stop or continue on to the Hout Bay Harbour where you can have fresh seafood and peruse the markets in the harbour.
The MyCiTi buses have various options to pay – be sure to buy a multi-day pack if you know you’re going to be travelling around a lot! We can’t wait to see your pictures and hear about your adventures across Cape Town. Be sure to tag us in your stories and ask our friendly staff if you need any assistance.