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City Sightseeing Joburg

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Address: Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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For the best way to see Johannesburg & Soweto. Travel by double decker,...

For the best way to see Johannesburg & Soweto. Travel by double decker, open-top red bus. Explore the City of Gold’s attractions at your own pace. Simply hop off and on at any of our stops with your ticket. Buses connect to the unique Soweto taxi tour extension, allowing you to visit this vibrant area near Johannesburg. Regular departures, 7 days a week – from 9am daily. Secure parking and departure points at Gautrain Station at Park and Gold Reef City Hotel. Visit the Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill and James Hall Transport Museum and Mining District.

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City Sightseeing Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Fascinating tour of the city. Even our six year old enjoyed it. Even had a kids version of the tour for him to listen to win the war buds. Very interesting.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nampula, Mozambique
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San Diego, California
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great way to get adjusted to South Africa. It does require an adjustment for westerners to see the city which the incredible wealth of the mining industry manifest in through the mega city. The other side of the coin is also shockingly visible as well. What we would call slums and extensive poverty as well. We took... More 

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CSScpt, Director of Sales at City Sightseeing Joburg, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review. I am very pleased you enjoyed your experience. Our tour does show all of Johannesburg - the good, the bad and the ugly. This allows our guests a balanced view of this great African City. More 

Nampula, Mozambique
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating tour of the city. Even our six year old enjoyed it. Even had a kids version of the tour for him to listen to win the war buds. Very interesting.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As my aunt was visiting from Portugal we thought this would be the perfect tour for her to experience both Johannesburg and Soweto, as she was keen on experiencing them but very wary as she had heard how dangerous both areas are. We started the tour in Rosebank and thoroughly enjoyed the trip until we got to the Soweto leg.... More 

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CSScpt, Director of Sales at City Sightseeing Joburg, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you're feedback. It is of course very concerning to hear that we could not meet your expectation. Just to confirm a few facts: You departed on the 13h15 Soweto tour that is advertised, timetabled and sheduled to return at 16h15, if you do 1 Hop On, Hop Off in Soweto. Your review confirms that you... More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have done many of this bus tours before and always found them very interesting however there isn't much to see or do in J'burg. We done the additional bus tour to Soweto which I would recommend. Our guide Luis was very informative and friendly! We stopped at a number of sights including soccer city, Nelson Mandela'a house and the... More 

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CSScpt, Director of Sales at City Sightseeing Joburg, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you felt Johannesburg has nothing to see or to do. Whilst not all cites can offer equal beauty and attractions, we really feel that our Johannesburg tour does offer a great overview of the green leafy suburbs and the CBD. There are many stops and you should easily be able to spend... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

while city sightseeing tries it's best there is just nothing worth seeing in Joburg. do i really need to hear how most of the buildings are vacant or see a park that would be considered dumpy in any other city . do i need to hear how Joburg is in Decline and a tough nut to crack ? this is... More 

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CSScpt, Director of Sales at City Sightseeing Joburg, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you're review. We are disappointed that Johannesburg did not meet your expectations as much as Cape Town did. The 2 cities are very different just as it would be difficult to compare San Fran to L.A. Johannesburg is aimed at an urban visitor who seeks out a hip and happening urban experience. Township tourism is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 4th time on the JHB bus - this time we did it a little differently and went from the Zone . I'm never disappointed ! We have a fabulous time .... I love the CT bus as well a regular to when I'm in the Mothercity ☺

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on a Saturday on the Bus, taking the Green and Red Lines (You pay R170 at time of review for both lines) You can hop on and off as many times as you like. I would recommend this to anyone! One thing though, definitely go for 2 days. It is impossible to explore all the stops in a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used the hop-on-hop-off bus and did the Soweto minibus side trip. The bus has audio info you can listen to with the provided headphones. The Soweto tour was very brief and you barely get out of the bus. Disappointing not to be able to go into Mandela's house, or the Hector Pieterson museum. Apartheid museum is on one of... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have used this company in Cape Town and now Johannesburg. They offer friendly, good value, safe, on time city sightseeing tours. Modern open top double deck buses, with wheelchair and multi lingual commentry. Easy to read map, with clear instructions, and clearly marked stops with time table information.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We are new to JoBurg and we didn't know what we didn't know. The bus tour (combo red and green) was a great way to get to know the city and learn about areas we want to go back to. The bus was comfortable, clean, the audio was excellent quality and content and the route was varied and long. We... More 

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