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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 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

Thank Biddy2109
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

Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is the first thing that we do to get the lay of the land, i.e., determine where to spend more time or get an overview of a city. The Red tour is OK as the city is not picturesque and the Green tour gives...More

Thank Chickadeedeedee
CSScpt, Director of Sales at City Sightseeing Joburg, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thank you for the review. I am sorry if you felt the City of Johannesburg does not have a lot to offer. I am not sure what you're expectation was but it seems that most travellers who make use of our tours feel that we...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

I am in a biz trip and took a weekend to see the city using the double Decker. the tour is very informative, and well organized. I was a little bit uncertain as where to go to find the bus, drop off/drop on, etc, especially...More

Thank Will T
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We had booked a two day ticket starting the next day but the driver was able to admit us without any difficulties. Not too many sites on the Red line. We are going to ride the Green line today. Also take advantage of the free...More

Thank karenjlange
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Be a tourist for the day!! Visit the sights, smells and vibes of the mixed dynamics of a multi-cultural city. See Jozi for what it is. Feel Jozi for what it is. Love Jozi for what it is!! A MUST FOR EVERYONE.... YOUNG AND OLD.

Thank Beverley v
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
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
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...More

Thank Florencia P
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
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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 Tica1956 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Karitsa! You must keep in mind u will be visiting SA in winter time. Joburg is dry, beautiful blue skies but chilly weather, Cape is Mediterranean so you can go through sun, rain, wind and whatever the weather wants to... More
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