We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

City Sightseeing Joburg

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 86 173 3287
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
City Sightseeing Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 904 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 468
  • 216
    Very good
  • 42
  • 14
  • 4
Great way to see the city!

Great opportunity to explore Joburg with affordable prices. Buses depart every 30 minutes and goes to the main museums and attraction around Joburg. Paying a bit more (I thought... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Johannesburg

Add Photo Write a Review

904 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 744: English reviews
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
295 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Great opportunity to explore Joburg with affordable prices. Buses depart every 30 minutes and goes to the main museums and attraction around Joburg. Paying a bit more (I thought was pricey) you can take a van and explore Soweto.

Thank edubimonte
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
140 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This tour was cheap, stopped at some very cool locations, and the buses ran on time like clock-work. The SOWETO add on is a must; the tour guide was very knowledgeable and very funny.

Thank jjax12
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I believe it is the safest and most cost effective way of visiting Joburg. I was on my own, so I decided it would be safe to be on the bus, rather that walking alone. I had a flight to catch that very same day in the afternoon and I can assure the schedule is followed, they are very punctual!... More 

Thank Florencia P
Bogota, Colombia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

It is a very good option to visit a new city. With my wife decide spend our honey moon vacation in South Africa. And have been a very good decision. The City sightseeing had been the best way to visit an unknown city

Thank nicolassupport
Level Contributor
35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Anyone visiting Joburg and wanting to get around to the key sights should take full advantage of the bus. I learned the hard and expensive way by getting guided tours to specific locations. Towards the end of my stay I jumped on the bus for an afternoon and realized how cheap, easy and reliable it was. Highly recommended!

Thank Andrew B
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
98 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Two of us decided to do a city tour of Johannesburg on the Hop On Hop Off bus. We chose the Red City Tour. Very hot upstairs, but we were lucky to get under cover at the front of the bus. Tour took about an hour and a half. Always good value the Hop On Hop Off buses. Tip: Some... More 

2 Thank 12iguasu13
New Zealand
Level Contributor
151 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

As we had only one day to discover Johannesburg we opted to let us be driven around by the red bus. It was a very enjoyable experience. We also booked the Soweto option and this allowed us to visit Nelson Mandela's house and the way many people are living their lives in South-Africa. On the tour you will see anything:... More 

1 Thank Rianbkk
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

as an immigrant who lives in Johannesburg for more than 5 years, this trip is a permanent item when we receive visitors from Antwerp Belgium. On average we are pampered about 3 hours with various stories about Johannesburg, these are through by an audio system in different languages and brought very accurate.

Thank 259marcvogels
State College, PA
Level Contributor
180 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We arrived in Jo'burg a day before our tour started, so chose to take the city tourist bus to give us an overview of the city. The commentary was excellent- informative and entertaining- and available in 16 languages! We got off the bus twice- at the Apartheid Museum/ Gold Reef City Theme park, and at Braamfontein. We felt quite safe.... More 

Thank DT25
Level Contributor
159 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We rode the bus to the Apartheid Museum and had a good time. It was raining the whole time, and the museum closed before the bus had come back...so we opted to hop an Uber. Overall good tour, but there isn't that much to see in Joburg. The background on how the city was founded I enjoyed, but the actual... More 

Thank AnnaKMorris

Travellers who viewed City Sightseeing Joburg also viewed

Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg
Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg

Been to City Sightseeing Joburg? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of City Sightseeing Joburg and other visitors
12 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (12)

Questions? Get answers from City Sightseeing Joburg staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?