You’ve finally arrived in Cape Town, one of the greatest cities in the world, and can’t wait to see its incredible attractions. You charge your camera, make your way to your first stop and see that there is a line as long as day at the ticket office. This could put a damper on your holiday exploring.
While these mild inconveniences are a part of travel, it would be nice if they were lessened. Enter the iVenture City Pass card. iVenture is an international tourism initiative that makes it easier to go sightseeing. It is incorporated in major cities all over the world, like London, Barcelona, Dubai, Hong Kong and as of yesterday Cape Town. iVenture has been brought to the Mother City in partnership with Cape Town Tourism and will make sightseeing so much easier.
So what is it?
The iVenture City Pass is a smart card which you purchase before you set off exploring.Rather than booking everything online and keeping track of your various tickets, this singels card you gain access to 60 attractions all over the Cape. The attractions include places like the City Sightseeing Bus, Cape Wheel, Table Mountain Cableway and the Two Oceans Aquarium.
One of the biggest debates surrounding Cape Town tourism is access for locals. The prices at some places are too expensive for locals to enjoy. The iVenture City Pass can save you up to 40% in entrance fees, making these attractions more accessible to Capetonians who do not have dollars and euros at their disposal.
This is particularly important to stimulate the tourism industry according to Shadow Minister of Tourism James Vos. He says that the industry will thrive when everyone, including locals, support it. Initiatives like iVenture helps with access, allowing more people to enjoy sightseeing.
There are three passes on offer, a Flexi Pass, Unlimited Pass and Unlimited Premium Pass. The Flexi Pass offers entry to a choice of three, five or seven of Cape Town attractions; while the ‘Unlimited Pass’ is valid for two, three or five days and allows holders access to as many attractions as they can fit in during that time. The Unlimited Premium Pass visitors can further add one ‘premium experience’ of their choice, such as a Cape Town Helicopters Atlantico Tour, Cape Sidecars chauffeured City Tour, Marine Dynamics shark cage diving, or a safari at Aquila Private Game Reserve. All options also include a free trip planner to help visitors with their itinerary.
The prices are:
R700 per adult, R350 per child (age four to 17) for any three attractions
R1100 per adult, R550 per child for any five attractions
R1450 per adult, R750 per child for any seven attractions
Two-day City Pass: R980 per adult, R770 per child
Three-day City Pass: R1380 per adult, R1100 per child
Five-day City Pass: R1600 per adult, R1200 per child
Unlimited Premium Pass
Three-day Premium Pass: R2600 per adult, R1700 per child