General

5 travelling tips for New Years


New Years travelling tips in Cape Town 2015

If you’ve lived in summery Cape Town long enough, you will know that when it comes to New Years eve and New Years day, getting around the city requires a methodical approach. Here are 5 Cape Town New Years traveling tips taken from 10 veteran taxi drivers to help you safely navigate around without needing a town planning degree.

Tip 1

The name given to the inner city, The City Bowl is no coincidence. You need to treat it like a bowl on NY and drive around it, not through it. We guarantee you a more efficient traveling experience.

When traveling into the city from Southern Suburbs use

  • De Waal Drive

When traveling to Clifton or Camps Bay use

  • Kloof Nek road

When traveling into the city from Southern Suburbs use

  • Nelson Mandela BLVD

Navigating through the city use

  • Camp Street
  • Russel Street
  • Buitenkant Street
  • Roeland Street
  • Hertzorg Street
  • Walter Sisulu Av

Tip 2

When traveling into the city or the Atlantic Seaboard, it’s a good idea to consider a combination of public transport options. Using these additional modes of transport can add to a unique experience. Below are route time tables for alternative transport options.

Tip 3

We are huge advocates of responsible driving. Every New Years we witness 100’s of drivers arrested on DUI charges. Be smart and call a cab if you drinking tonight. It is the responsible thing to do.

Tip 4

Travel with known taxi companies – its always wise to research taxi companies and their reputations. Cape Town has been filled with illegal taxi operators over the last 3 years, crime statistics show an alarming spike in attacks in pirate taxis, often the case where customers are taken advantage of when intoxicated. We encourage vigilance; look for the branded cabs and only use taxi services, which have long standing reputations.

Tip 5

Find alternative available parking options on the out skirts of the city and consider walking to your destination to avoid sitting in hours of traffic which shouldn’t take longer than 15min walk.

Follow these tips and you could save yourself allot of time and stress this NY.

We at the Baker Group wish you a safe and enjoyable New Years.

PLEASE NOTE DUE TO HIGH DEMAND ON NEW YEARS EVE NO ONLINE BOOKINGS WILL BE ACCEPTED PLEASE CALL 021 447 4444 TO REQUEST A RIDE

Cape Town travel tips on how to travel on New Years

Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on Twitter