27 July 2021
The Golden Arrow buses that will be covering the closed B97 minibus taxi route between Mbekweni, Paarl, and Bellville for the following two months, will be following this route in Paarl:
Shoprite terminus in Mbekweni - Wamkelemile Street - left into Elonwabo, left - around circle Mohaine - left into Mphakalasi Road - right into Phokeng - left into Jantjies Road – right into Elonwabo – left into Silimela - straight to the Traffic Department - right into Jan van Riebeeck Drive - then normal to N1.
There are no dedicated stops. Commuters may indicate to the bus driver along the route that they wish to get on the bus and the bus will stop to pick them up. The most reliable option, should a commuter need a definite pick-up point, would be to get onto the bus at the terminus in Champagne Street.
The cost is R40 one-way, while a weekly ticket will work out on R28 one-way.
Commuters should please note that only the B97 minibus taxi route is closed. All other local Drakenstein minibus taxi routes are operating as normal.
Issued by: Communication and Marketing, Drakenstein Municipality