M4A WinterFest’17: Bus Bookings open, new routes

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M4A WinterFest'17 bus routes

Cape Town, South Africa: with WinterFest’17 looming on the not-so-far horizon, taking place on Saturday 29 July, some of the mechanisms are beginning to grind into action.

Although our stunning line-up for WinterFest’17 and other details are not yet released (coming real soon, we promise!), we are aware that for many of our patrons who wish to take advantage of our Bus Service to M4A events it is better to get an early notification owing to these often being sold out. Herewith is that notification. Bookings are now open!

We’re excited to introduce two new team members, and two new routes we’re hoping to establish in 2017. We’ve colour-coded the routes to make it simple for you to get onto the correct one for your area.

Scroll to bottom for pricing and other info.

M4A SF17 image by CT 01

Blue Route

This is the traditional bus route from South to North via Cape Town, and will run as normal.
Pick-up points include:

    Tokai (BP Garage on Tokai Road)
    Constantia (Engen Garage at Constantia Village)
    Observatory (Anzio Road, opposite Snt. Peters Square)
    Cape Town (De Villiers Road, opposite Mercury Live / Shack)
    Table View (Burger King on Blaauwberg Road)
    Goodwood (McDonalds at N1 City)
    Durbanville (Roman’s Pizza at Wellington Road)
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If a pick-up is required at another location which is on the main route followed by the bus, please get in touch immediately and we may be able to include an extra stop or two. For inquiries on the Blue Route, please email Werner Stipp at bus.blue(at)metal4africa.com.

The information required must please include:

– Your name & surname
– Your telephone number
– Only for yourself, or extra seats too?
– Name & surname for each extra seat requested
– Pick-up location

Orange Route

This is a new route being opened up to service South to North via the Cape Flats, as we’ve become aware that people from these areas often cannot aatend otherwise. Proposed pick-up points include:

    Mitchell’s Plain (Westgate Mall, Jakes Gerwell Drive – Cash Crusaders entrance)
    Muizenberg (Pick n’Pay, Capricorn Square Shopping Center, Prince George Drive)
    Grassy Park/Retreat (Nando’s, Prince George Drive)
    Plumstead (in front of Paul Bothner Music, Main Road)
    Wynberg (Primal Culture Tattoo Studio, 155 Main Road Shopping Center)
    Athlone/Crawford (Kwikspar, Kromboom Gardens
    Bonteheuwel (McDonald’s, Vangate Mall)
    Bellville South (Spar & Tops, Kasselsvlei Road)
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Since this Orange Route is brand new, exact locations have not yet been identified, but please email to Hadiya Isaacs at bus.orange(at)metal4africa.com to discuss and she’ll see what can be done.

The information required must please include:

– Your name & surname
– Your telephone number
– Only for yourself, or extra seats too?
– Name & surname for each extra seat requested
– Pick-up location

Green Route

This is a new route being opened up to service the Eastern towns, as travel from that side has become harder since the M4A relocation to Brackenfell.. Proposed pick-up points include:

    Gordon’s Bay (likely at a private residence nearby Gordon’s Bay Primary School)
    Strand area (likely at the 24 Hour McDonalds on Gordon’s Bay Road)
    Somerset West (McDonalds at Waterstone Village)
    Stellenbosch (parking lot outside Steers at Die Boord)
    Eerste River (location to be confirmed)
    Kuilsrivier (location to be confirmed)
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The information required must please include:

– Your name & surname
– Your telephone number
– Only for yourself, or extra seats too?
– Name & surname for each extra seat requested
– Pick-up location

For further Green Route inquiries, please email to Patrick Davidson at bus.green(at)metal4africa.com.

M4A SF17 image by CT 05

Pricing

Please note that the price of a bus booking DOES NOT INCLUDE entry to M4A WinterFest’17. Cost of entry to M4A WinterFest’17 will be separate and is payable in cash at the gate.

To be fair on all bus users, we’ve set variable pricing depending on the pick-up location and distance to to travel. The most expensive priced at R180 per seat from the furthest (R90 each direction), and the cheapest at R80 for the nearest (R40 each direction). We’ve done everything in our power to ensure prices well below other non-private transport options. These will vary from route to route, so please make your inquiries via the relevant email addresses as described above.

Bookings

Your seat/s will only be confirmed as booked once payment has been received in the bank account which will be provided via email. Provisional bookings are welcome, but you will be contacted once all the open seats are filled with a request for payment, or to forfeit if others are able to commit a payment.

Please note that payments on quoted prices must be via EFT only! Cash deposits at a local bank branch incurs a huge cost of R60 billed to M4A by the bank – so we’d be lucky if we even got half of your money. If another method of payment is absolutely necessary, then the charges involved will have to be carried by the passenger as extra, so please communicate clearly with us if you are not able to do an internet-based EFT transaction.

Other Information

In line with the law, the bus will be a no-smoking area.

Please don’t leave anything on the bus when entering M4A. Therefore, also don’t carry anything on the bus which will not be allowed through the gate at M4A (booze, weapons & other naughty things)

Use at own risk. Whilst M4A will ensure to only hire the services of professional and licensed transport companies, M4A and our booking agents will not accept any liability for misfortune suffered as a result of using the bus service.

Exact times, pick-up locations, and any other important updates will be confirmed via email to all passengers no later than one week (7 days) prior to the event date. All information received during liaison with the booking agents between now and then should be regarded as a reasonable estimation only.

Updates on the event will be arriving soon! Follow the official facebook event page.

Photographs taken at SummerFest’17 and displayed on this post are courtesy of Christopher Tatzreither at CT Photography.

M4A SF17 image by CT 03