December 19, 2013

City Sightseeing buses in Cape Town & Joburg

Not going away these holidays? No problem! We live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world – how often do you explore your city? If you’re in Cape Town or Johannesburg, one of the best ways to be a tourist is by hopping on a city sightseeing bus.

The buses stop at some of the most popular tourist attractions in the 2 cities and work on a hop on-hop off basis so you can explore at your own pace. They work in just the same way as the city sightseeing buses do in other cities around the world.

The Cape Town Red City Tour visits the Aquarium, the Convention Centre, St George's Cathedral, a selection of museums, Mount Nelson Hotel, the Castle, the Table Mountain Cableway and stops on the Atlantic Seaboard including Camps Bay and Sea Point.

Table Mountain. Photo courtesy Cape Town Tourism 

Greenmarket Square. Photo courtesy Cape Town Tourism
The Blue Mini Peninsula Tour visits selected stops in the city and then makes its way to Kirstenbosch Gardens, the Constantia Valley (changing to a Wine Bus that takes you through some wine estates), Hout Bay, Camps Bay and Sea Point.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Photo courtesy Cape Town Tourism
The Night Tour, only running through the summer months, takes you past all the best night time attractions, stopping at Signal Hill to enjoy a picnic as the sun sets over the breathtaking view. Read more about the stops on the Cape Town routes here.

In Joburg, the Red City Tour takes in 12 stops around the city including the Apartheid Museum and there is an option to get a combo deal including a tour to Soweto. The tour stops at Gandhi Square, Carlton Centre, James Hall Transport Museum, Gold Reef City, Apartheid Museum, Mining District Walk, Newtown, Origins Centre at Wits, Braamfontein and Consititution Hill. Read more about the Joburg route here.

So go on, make the most of our beautiful South African summers and enjoy being a tourist for a day in your own city. The buses make for a really fun day out and are a great way to entertain visiting family members and friends.

Have you been on one of the South African sightseeing buses? Let us know by commenting below.
Photo credits: All photos taken from City Sightseeing South Africa, unless otherwise indicated. 


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