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Johannesburg Hop-on Hop-off City Tour provided by City Sightseeing Joburg

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Johannesburg Hop-on Hop-off City Tour

Johannesburg Hop-on Hop-off City Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, Swedish, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, Swedish, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Audio commentary in 15 languages plus a kids channel (in English)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Location Name: City Sightseeing Johannesburg Location Address: Oxford Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa Directions: Buses depart main terminus point every 30 minutes from 9:00am until 3:10pm Train: Take the Gautrain to Rosebank Station.  Exit using the North elevator which will take you to the ticket office on the ground level. Driving: park at the Zone Shopping Center (ample spaces under cover available) Shuttle: Complimentary from the following Sandston, Melrose and Arch hotels: Maslow Hotel at 8:45am, 10:15am Hilton Hotel Sandton at 8:48am, 10:18am    Radison Blu Hotel at 8:52am, 10:22am Sandton Convention center at 8:56am, 10:26am Protea Fire & Ice Hotel at 9:09am, 10:39am African Pride Hotel at 9:12am, 10:42am Return Location: Returns to original departure point Complimentary hotel shuttle departs Rosebank and returns to select Sandton and Melrose Arch hotels at: 3:15pm, 4:15pm, and 6:15pm
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 1 or 2 Day valid tickets
  • Dress code is smart casual, recommended to bring a hat
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
Inclusions
  • Audio commentary in 15 languages plus a kids channel (in English)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Location Name: City Sightseeing Johannesburg Location Address: Oxford Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa Directions: Buses depart main terminus point every 30 minutes from 9:00am until 3:10pm Train: Take the Gautrain to Rosebank Station.  Exit using the North elevator which will take you to the ticket office on the ground level. Driving: park at the Zone Shopping Center (ample spaces under cover available) Shuttle: Complimentary from the following Sandston, Melrose and Arch hotels: Maslow Hotel at 8:45am, 10:15am Hilton Hotel Sandton at 8:48am, 10:18am    Radison Blu Hotel at 8:52am, 10:22am Sandton Convention center at 8:56am, 10:26am Protea Fire & Ice Hotel at 9:09am, 10:39am African Pride Hotel at 9:12am, 10:42am Return Location: Returns to original departure point Complimentary hotel shuttle departs Rosebank and returns to select Sandton and Melrose Arch hotels at: 3:15pm, 4:15pm, and 6:15pm
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 1 or 2 Day valid tickets
  • Dress code is smart casual, recommended to bring a hat
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
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Average
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Sanfranciscotown
San Francisco, CA162 contributions
The hop on hop off tour of Johannesburg was excellent. When we went, the green and red lines were combined so we rode both loops on the one ticket. Although we did not get off, one could easily do so. It looked as though a one hour stop at the zoo site for walking, and a two hour stop at the apartheid museum were the most popular.

The commentary was interesting and informative.

It is a highly recommended way to get a general sense of Johannesburg districts.
Written 18 June 2022
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Chris P
Shanghai, China4 924 contributions
I did the 2 day tour and was super impressed by the tour. I included the Soweto 2 hour tour in my package. It is definitely cheaper to book online and the procedure is easy, as well as the issuing of the ticket at Rosebank. There is no way that you will be able to visit all the spots in2 days and do them justice. I included a guided 2 hour tour of Constitution Hill, which was totally worth it. Make sure you allocate your times correctly if you are doing the Soweto leg, so that you don’t miss the cut off times. Note that the Soweto tour only takes you past all the interesting sites and the driver and guide were excellent and entertaining, with brief stops for pictures, as well as some shopping and a bite to eat.

Two points to note - the walking tour in the Mining Area, is one of those “free walking tours” and needs to be booked in advance and only operated twice a day when I went, so I never did it (never had time to wait). Secondly, on the Soweto tour, the photo opportunity at the Soweto Towers, is really bad, as it is full of Power lines. If you can, get a pic from the vehicle before arrival as you drive down the road.

I was super impressed with the Red Bus Tour. Bus drivers were amazing. And times were pretty spot on. The commentary on the route was informative and the tour took me to places I would not have considered going on my own. Downtown Jhb was an eye opener as far as security and beauty goes - so, so impressed. If there was ever any chance of security risk or getting lost (e.g. Carlton Centre), there was always personnel on hand to guide and help. Really loved my 2 days touring and would highly recommend it.
Written 18 February 2020
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Mel
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
A great way to see the whole city, whether you are traveling alone, with family or on business. We travelled with a Portuguese speaking colleague who was able to listen along the tour as well. If you want to spend adequate time at each site, I recommend taking at least two-day tour and another for Soweto. There is just so much to learn and experience - it will leave you wanting to come back!
Written 29 September 2021
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Linda Hill
Gauteng, South Africa1 contribution
We had a great day as tourists in our own City. Was lovely to sit up high and take in all the sights. Constitutional Hill is a worthwhile visit, and something all South Africans should do to be enlightened on just how much sacrifice was made for our freedom. There is not time to visit all the attractions in one day, and the Carlton Centre is currently not open, but we just really enjoyed seeing so much of the city in a few hours. Great for tourists and South Africans alike.
Written 28 October 2021
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cas905
Markham, Canada21 contributions
My friends and I purchased the 2-day pass with Soweto extension and stayed at a hotel within walking distance of the Rosebank office. Access to the office and bus stop was easy and safe and the tour bus and commentary were excellent. The mini bus used for the Soweto extension was crowded and the ride was a little uncomfortable - but not unexpected. The Soweto guide was entertaining and the two days spent touring around Johannesburg on the Hop On Hop Off was well worth it and represented good value for money.
Written 15 February 2020
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Norman
2 contributions
We did the 2-day pass; I would recommend that as there is simply too much to see in one day. The diversity of the city expressed on the tour is tremendous. One stop that seemed to be low on the priority list for others was the military museum. I would highly recommend it - there is a vast amount of history and machinery and displays form the two world wars - planes, tanks, artillery, etc.
Written 16 March 2020
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ksmith870
Golden, CO137 contributions
I only had 1 free day and this is a great way to see a lot of the city and 10 or 12 of the major attractions within the city and subregions.

The shuttle picked me up at the hotel and took me to the first stop.
We got on a double Decker open air bus. That drove us around the city with stops at 10 or more attractions. During the drive you listen to a pre-recorded Guide that gives you information about the area.
With the timetable you can determine when and where you want to get off you can see sites like the zoo the military history Museum the mining district, transportation history Museum, apartheid museum, Constitution Hall. The bus has two loops each loop is about one hour each. Bus comes by to each stop about every half hour. You can get off at any of the stops spend as much time as you like at each attraction.
Written 5 March 2020
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MarysueDenver
Parker, CO74 contributions
Family
Daughter and I especially enjoyed the 2 hr tour of Constitution hill. If you want to stop at more than 2 or 3 stops I would recommend 2 days, mostly Constitution Hill and the Apartheid museum take 2 hrs or more each to see. Some of the other stops we did not feel safe to see alone. We enjoyed to narrative provided. Excellent way to spend a day or 2.
Written 4 March 2020
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Palesa
1 contribution
We had a great time, keeping 3 almost teenage boys interested is quite an accomplishment! Would love to see the tour time extended to allow for longer stop at the various sites, especially Constitution Hill AND still incorporate all the sites. Also, it would be great to have a refreshment stand, if possible, unique to the Hop-On Hop-Off bus at a couple of sites, just drinks and a mini-bite. Overall, I would recommend this experience and we shall certainly repeat it! Thank you for the complimentary headphones!!!
Au revoir!
Written 10 January 2022
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LaChelle_2304
Randburg, South Africa159 contributions
Had a lovely day in the bus and at the various stops. Even though I live in Joburg, I still learned new things and enjoyed the slow drive through the leafy suburbs and lively city centre. I recommend stopping at Gold Reef City for lunch at Panarotti's. Worth the stop.
Written 25 March 2021
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328brendaj
328brendaj
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Waste of our last day in Joburg.
First of all there is very little information given about the stops. I tried to phone them but they do not answer
BethEleutheria
BethEleutheria
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Fantastic tours, budget friendly. Phenomenal family day out.
We did the Johannesburg tour as a family. My mother took a friend visiting from New Zealand on the Soweto tour as w
742Katya
742Katya
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Loved Soweto part of the trip the most
Make sure to book the tour including Soweto trip. Soweto tour with a guide should not be missed when in Johannesbur
317lebogangm
317lebogangm
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Amazing
I had the best 2days of my life , from the driving, to the places we went to . Everything was perfect and the harbo
Yaya_Reigns
Yaya_Reigns
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The experience was ten out of ten
Highly recommend this bus tour, very informative, saw a lot of interesting places in Jhb, loved learning about the
patketley58
patketley58
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Great day out on the Joburg Sightseeing Bus
Took my grandkids on this sightseeing tour and we all absolutely loved it. Well organised and very informative. H
SabeloM15
SabeloM15
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Joburg is beautiful but painful
The trip was meaningful and a great way for me to teach my sister about the history of Johannesburg and its diversi
TMetsing
TMetsing
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Awesome outing
Getting an opportunity to see the beauty of our city made the experience extra special. We enjoyed it alot. I have
Ndzali
Ndzali
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A new side of Joburg
Fresh air, South African history well-captured. Storytelling in sync with various stops. The transition of Hillbrow
Spve2Breath
Spve2Breath
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Hidden Joburg Gems
We had a fabulous time being tourists in our own city. The audio was informative and entertaining, the drivers and
TheRBSugaR
TheRBSugaR
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Great view of joburg
The tour was really informative and interesting. I really enjoyed it, also thumbs up to the driver for slowing down
BeezieW
BeezieW
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Just the best for families
I love the Johannesburg red bus. Every year we do the hop-on-hop off tour during Jacaranda season but this year due
Lucille J
Lucille J
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Fantastic experience!
Decided to be tourists for the day in our own city on Heritage day! What a fantastic experience this was! My kids
Tinkles87
Tinkles87
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Brilliant a must do for a family outing
The whole tour was brilliant ... I loved the narrator and the story of egoli... The tour guide was friendly and th
Mhuru
Mhuru
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Awesome
beautiful family experience my kids cannot stop talking about it. The staff is very helpful, keep it up
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