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City Sightseeing Joburg

Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 86 173 3287
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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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Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 86 173 3287

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of ladies who live in Johannesburg decided to try the hop on hop off bus - Green and Red routes - to see our city and its attractions. The bus departs from opposite Standard Bank in Rosebank (Cradock Avenue) and we thoroughly enjoyed...More

1  Thank tinkeringOtheworld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am very satisfy with tours. I got two days ticket. Busses were clear, on each stop on time and crew very friendly and helpful. I think this is the best way how to see city when you have very limited time.

Thank Matej M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the red line bus and was interesting tour, not many stops worth getting off. SAB stop is probably the best. The bromfontain markets close at 3 is the only thing to consider,

Thank James M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hop-on-hop-off busses have always been our favorite way to tour a city. The Johannesburg City Sightseeing tour was excellent, with the busses being in top notch condition and the staff being friendly and courteous. The narrative was informative and entertaining. There was a good choice...More

Thank Loretta S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Always a good way to visit a city. The weather was bad, but that did not stop us Price is reasonable, gives good oversight We did not do Soweto tour, if you want to do that and the other two tours, you need two days

Thank IvanVanAlsenoy
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I'm not usually a fan of city sightseeing buses, preferring to explore a city on foot and by public transport the way the locals would, but given the size of Joburg and its diverse neighbourhoods, some of which simply aren't very safe for non-locals, this...More

Thank Fab J
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I travel a lot and love to get an overview of each new city. We did this in both Joburg and Cape Town. The narration recordings were interesting and of high quality. And between each one, African music was played. It was a very nice...More

Thank HNLTraveler44
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

What a convenient way to see and learn about the city. The commentary is interesting and informative. A fun day for the whole family.

Thank EstherP153
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

JHB is a big city. The Red city bus tour is a great way of getting around. The tour is well organised and easy to know when to get off for different attractions or switch lines. I was travelling alone on a business trip so...More

Thank surreyfull
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This trip was enlightening. The route plans are well thought and help capture the essence of Johburg. Loved it.. especially the Soweto experience.

Thank ElizabethOct2015
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I'm visiting Johannesburg and Cape Town July 8-15, and still not sure how to pack. I don't think I will be on a safari but we are doing a lot of sightseeing. Articles say wear long sleeves and scarfs, boots etc. I see temps of 60-65 F, as highs. Normally in Southern US, that would be short sleeves and jacket weather but I don't know how South Africa 65 f, feels. I fear packing long sleeves and sweaters that I will get hot. Once we leave the hotel, we are out all day, 3 days in Johannesburg and 3 days in Cape Town. Would short sleeve shirts, with a denim jacket or a cardigan sweater keep me warm? I have running sneakers and skinny jeans as my bass. Or do you really think I need to pack long sleeves/sweaters. I'm bringing a fleece type jacket along with a denim. Will I need much more? IPlease reply soon. I'm so confused and leave in 2 weeks for my trip.
21 June 2017|
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Response from mstsstone10 | Reviewed this property |
Also, I forgot to say yes, I think your denim and cardigan would be perfect. That's what I packed as well.
Hi - can we park the car there somewhere before we go on the bus? Thanks
1 January 2017|
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Response from CSScpt | Property representative |
The Main departure Point is at "The Zone" shopping center in Rosebank. There is a free shuttle bus from Sandton and Melrose Arch hotels to connect to this stop. There is plenty of parking at the Zone. We recommend only this... More
hi, we'll be in johannesburg in early july for 2 days and it sounds like the on/off bus was a great way to see the city. did you book it when you arrived or prior? did you feel safe getting off the bus and walking around?? it seems best to see the apartheid museum on your own? any further suggestions are welcomed. thank you! food queen
11 June 2016|
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Response from smrgeog | Reviewed this property |
We bought our tickets for the bus at Park Station. When you get off the Gautrain, head for the Wolmarans street exit. All the stops the bus makes are safe, and didn't really feel threatened at any of the stops. If you do... More