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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 18 April 2017

It is a must do for all including locals. I have spent my entire life in Johannesburg and must say was pleasantly surprised. The tour is reasonably priced and the hop off hop on option makes it great. I would recommend this with the extended...More

1  Thank Madelaine G
Reviewed 13 April 2017

It is only when I had an overseas visitor that I joined the City Sightseeing bus tour. We started in Rosebank with the Greentour all the way to Constitution Hill without getting out at any of the stops. We took backroads through the leavy northern...More

2  Thank Danica H
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful tour with The Johannesburg Heritage Society. We heard about history of the Chinese in South Africa, heritage of heros, Mandela,s office, lunched @ the Swallows Inn which is highly recommended for Chinese cuisine.

1  Thank JulieDWillis
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Informative and a great way to get to know the cosmopolitan city of Johannesburg. I recommend allocating a day or two in order to be able to stop in places such as Braamfontein, Zoo Lake, Constitution Hill, the Apartheid Museum, the Wits Art Museum. I...More

1  Thank BentheL
Reviewed 11 April 2017

What an experience it was so much fun no driving for me , I could sit down and relax and see the wonderful scenery as we were driving .First we stopped at the Johannesburg Zoo, then the Museum and Carlton Centre there was so much...More

Thank deborahwE3772QD
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I wanted to do a city tour of Johannesburg and Soweto and was travelling alone. After much research I decided on the City Sightseeing HOHO bus. There are feeder services from Rosebank and now 2 lines. However, I was staying in Houghton, so I decided...More

3  Thank lisasplaces
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Great way to the Jozi in a different light. It's amazing how much people don't know the city's history even though they stay there. Loved the Soweto leg of it as well

Thank rofhiwan2017
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

It was the first time I used the company to sightseeing a city. Johannesburg is a beautiful place, but getting around with public transportation is rather complicated. The hop in hop off scheme of the company really helped and the explanations were very good. Also,...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We did the red tour a year ago and now the green tour. It is a very nice addition. Perfect in time. Ideal way to discover Johannesburg.

Thank Katrijn_Jeroen
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

The tout was okay. Would rather have experienced the tour with a guide so as to get a more personal touch without the constraints of a timetableMore

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CSScpt, Director of Sales at City Sightseeing Joburg, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that our open top double deck bus tour seems more commercial to you than a small private tour. Our type of tour does run to a timetable, as they do all over the world and we do...More

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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