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City Sightseeing Joburg

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Address: Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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+27 86 173 3287
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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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Good historical information on audio portion of tour

I only took this tour since it was New Years Day and I didn't have many options but I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the tour. The information on the audio was very helpful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017
Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I only took this tour since it was New Years Day and I didn't have many options but I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the tour. The information on the audio was very helpful and I learned quite a bit about the city. Many attractions and museums were closed that day but they advised me of this before I bought... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We didn't have time to print our tickets and we were worried that it might be a problem, NO. The driver printed us the tickets using the reference number. The service is equal to any in the world (I had used the service in Singapore & Miami). The attractions where the bus stops are very interesting (e.g. Jo'burg Zoo, Sci-Bono,... More 

Thank Nosipiwo N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I have done these bus trips in other countries but didn't think Joburg had much to offer from a touristy point of view. My 8 year old daughter and I had a lovely day on the bus. We found the staff really friendly and they even helped store our luggage for the day as we had come straight from the... More 

Thank Katherine G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Did the city tour on a very rainy day and it was time well spent. The staff was friendly. The buses were right on schedule which impressed me greatly. Earphone commentary was clear and very interesting. Neighborgoods market at the Braamfontein stop was amazing with the best paella I've ever had. The atmosphere was fantastic. I would recommend starting early... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend activity to visit the whole Joburg! very dynamic and gives you the possibility to see all the main landmarks in a day!

Thank Andres B
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A fun day out, I am a local and would recommend it not only to travellers but to locals too. An excellent educational fun way to see Joburg

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Buy your tickets online for ZAR170 or in theIr offices at ZAR190! You could also use it to go to Soweto. The staff are very helpful! They'd answer your questions about best stops to hop off in if you want to visit specific places. Great way to explore the city in 2.5-4 hours(subject to traffic).

Thank Ebtissam
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Be prepared for a busy day when doing this tour, very informative, lots of interesting stops, you will love it!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This bus, both green and red is an excellent way to see joburg, and very carefully planned stops. It will take a full day, start first thing in the morning and make sure to see constitution hill and apartheid museum. Recommend to start from rosebank on the green like and change over to red at constitution hill.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

At first everything seemed really well organized and as a family of four something we were really looking forward too till we got stranded on Soweto for a extra hour and a half with no point of contact. When we asked staff for a contact number to call someone to fetch us, we got shooshed and told people were on... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are sorry that you had such a horrible experience on the Soweto portion of your tour. We have already discussed this with the owner of the company who operates this for us to ensure that this does not happen again to any other guests. In terms of you missing the HOHO bus... More 

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