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City Sightseeing Joburg

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Address: Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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09:00 - 17:00
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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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Superb Soweto tour

We went on the first bus of the day to Soweto on Thursday January 19, 2017. Our guide was fantastic - very knowledgeable and entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed it

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Benoni, South Africa

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Benoni, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

We went on the first bus of the day to Soweto on Thursday January 19, 2017. Our guide was fantastic - very knowledgeable and entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed it

Thank 337priscillaf
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Yes . Let me answer your question , must you do a two day tour ? Answer is No, but I got to warn you , you need to really hustle and be disciplined in terms of getting to Point A to B to make sure you know what you want to do! So here are my tips on how... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

An absolute delight. So interesting and very professionally done. As a resident of Joburg I saw so much that i would never have seen if it wasn't for this tour 😬🚌 A must for tourists 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Thank RazzleRox
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

We did both the Green & Red routes and stopped at the Apartheid Museum. The English commentary was clear and informative; we booked online which saved money and the tour itself was very good.

Thank Cypruswineman
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

It's an interesting way to tour to say the least. Basically you you have the option of buying a day pass or 3 day pass. Then the bus stops at every stop. If you wanna get off, off yougo. Ifyou wanna stay on, stay. You get a "tour" while on the bus regardless via the earphones provided to you and... More 

Thank EzzyKlein
Sandton, South Africa
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10 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have lived in Johannesburg for 30 years previously lived in KwaZulu Natal. We decided in Dec 2016 we were going to experience Jozi again on a City Sightseeing tour. We were very impressed. Not to give too much away, the history and sights will truly amaze a tourist and even the locals. I have used the Red bus tours... More 

Thank 766vassar
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Best way to get a real taster of Johannesburg- best when weather is good and can sit on top open air deck. The commentary is available in many languages and very interesting and informative. You can hop off and on - constitution hill and apartheid museum are best stops imho. Buses stop relatively early and are less frequent later on... More 

Thank adamcaplin
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 January 2017

An excellent way to be a tourist in one's own city. We went on a family excursion and had a great deal of fun. The commentary was very interesting. We appreciated the escort to the Carlton Centre viewing spot and back to the bus. Would definitely recommend this to others.

Thank jennifer868
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This was amazing, I was a bit late so I didn't hop off enough but the experience is great even for someone who lived in jhb. The discount for the bus tour participants is a superb idea and helped alot cost wise, it should state the sab tour is only open certain days. Will definitely do this again!!

Thank Jess B
Chicago, Illinois
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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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