Cape Town is one of the easiest cities in South Africa to navigate, whether by car, bus, taxi, rail, bicycle or on foot. The city is bicycle and pedestrian friendly, with a network of clearly marked bicycle lanes and walkways across Cape Town.
The city’s integrated public transport network (MyCiTi bus system), a legacy from the 2010 FIFA World Cup, is a fantastic new resource, as it enables easy access between the central city and Cape Town International Airport, to and from big tourism attractions, popular shopping precincts and event venues.
MyCiTi services connect some of Cape Town’s greatest tourist attractions and leisure opportunities. These include the vibrant entertainment zones of Long and Kloof Street, the historic central city, the Green Point Urban Park, the Sea Point and Mouille Point beachfronts, the V&A Waterfront and the beaches along Blouberg, Big Bay and Melkbosstrand.
There are also services running to Camps Bay, giving access to the Table Mountain Cableway and Camps Bay beach, as well as to Century City, Hout Bay and the famous Clifton beaches.
Metered cab and taxi services are abundant and available 24 hours a day. Tariffs range between R10 – R15 per kilometer.
While the railway system in Cape Town is mainly focused on commuter transport, The Southern Line Rail Route, which stretches from Cape Town to Simon’s Town, is highly recommended for visitors. The train stops at several beautiful suburbs and coastal villages along the way and is an affordable option.
Train travel does not always run on schedule, so it’s important to bear this in mind when planning a day out. As with train travel in most parts of the world, it is also important to be aware of potential pickpockets.
Cape Town also boasts a 2.6 km Fan Walk between the city centre and the Cape Town Stadium. The walkway, developed for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, is pedestrian link along Darling, Strand, Adderley, Riebeek and Waterkant streets, through to Somerset Road, with dedicated pedestrian paths across Buitengracht Street and Western Boulevard and Public Squares at St Andrews and the Stadium Forecourt within the Green Point Urban Park.
Transport for Cape Town manages and controls all aspects of Cape Town public transport, in an integrated, cost effective way, for the benefit of all visitors and citizens.
Cape Town International Airport
Cape Town International Airport is regularly voted the best Airport in Africa. Fifteen International Airlines operate at Cape Town International Airport, with 89 flights per week. For a list of the direct international flights flying into Cape Town, download Cape Town International Airport Facts.