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City Launches New Southern Line Tourism Route

2 April 2007
The City of Cape Town has launched a new pilot tourism route, based on rail transport.

The new Southern Line Tourism Route, stretching from the Cape Town Central Business District (CBD) to Simon's Town, is a partnership pilot project between the City of Cape Town, Cape Town Tourism and SARail Commuter Corporation Metrorail.

There are six stations on the new route which offer various tourist attractions that can be reached within a two kilometre radius of each station. The stations are Cape Town, Observatory, Newlands, Muizenberg, Kalk Bay and Simon's Town. Each of these stations will display maps of the area, indicating tourist attractions and services.

Information brochures about the new route will be distributed via all Cape Town Tourism Visitor Information Centres across the metropole.

Special Metroplus train tickets or tourist rail passes, known as 'Hop on, Hop off' tickets, allow unlimited train trips between Cape Town and Simon's Town Stations for the day of validity at a cost of R25-00. The tickets are valid between 08:30 and 16:00 and can be purchased at participating stations or at the Cape Town Tourism Visitor Information Centre in Burg Street, Cape Town.

Issued by:
Communication and Marketing
City of Cape Town
Tel: 021 400 2201
Fax: 021 957 0023

Media Queries:
Theuns Vivian
Tourism Department
Tel: 021 483 9270
Cell: 084 800 0748
Email: theuns.vivian@capetown.gov.za

Pauline van der Spuy
Tourism Departmentl
Tel: 021 483 9085
Email: pauline.vanderspuy@capetown.gov.za

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