You can take public transport to enjoy the beautiful city without feeling claustrophobic this festive season. Picture: My City.

Cape Town can get crowded over the holidays, but there are ways to enjoy the beautiful city without feeling claustrophobic. 

Brand communication manager for British Airways, Luane Lavery, said while it can get busy over the festive season, tourists can get the most of their trip through planning. Lavery suggests that people fly to Cape Town and use public transport. 

“Most of us like having a vehicle at our disposal when we’re on holiday, but that can lead to congestion in the coastal centers. You may choose to reserve your hire car for longer drives and use public transport for shorter trips,” she said. 

The MyCiti rapid bus transit system uses a swipe-card and on most routes, and the best part is there are buses every five minutes. The buses are reliable and safe and the dedicated bus-lanes give speedy, easy access to hotspots across the city.

Some of the attractions include areas of historic interest like the Bo Kaap, District Six and the Company’s Garden, and night-spots like Green and Mouille Point, Kloof and Long Streets, and the beaches of Camps Bay, Llandudno, Sea Point and Big Bay. 

With MyCiti you can use the bus to go for breakfast at the V&A Waterfront, visit a beach, have lunch in Hout Bay or Melkbosstrand, take kitesurfing lessons at Blouberg, then take the bus to the Table Mountain cableway station, for sundowners at the summit.