Cape Town’s MyCiTi bus network is getting locals in the swing of Heritage Weekend by releasing a printable, fold-put map highlighting 20 heritage sites around the Mother City.
According to the service, each of the 20 points of interest are easily accessible using MyCiTi buses, and include spots like Bo-Kaap, the Slave Lodge, District Six, and several others in Hout Bay and along the West Coast.
“Various sites around the city tell fascinating stories about our history and different cultures, religions and ideas, starting with the earliest inhabitants who led a pastoral existence on the site of modern-day Cape Town, through to the early settler era, slavery, battles, colonialism, the apartheid years and ultimately democracy,” it says.
“New MyCiTi heritage maps will now give commuters the chance to explore their heritage using public transport.”
For Heritage Weekend, MyCiTi myconnect cards can be loaded with a three-day pass for just R110. The pass entitles riders to unlimited travel along all routes for the duration of Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
“I want to encourage residents to make most of Heritage Month and to use the MyCiTi service to experience our heritage and culture and be a tourist in your own city,” says City MayCo member for Transport and Urban Development, Cllr Brett Herron. “This informative map will assist with identifying and learning more about our heritage sites.”
You can download the map here.