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City Sightseeing Joburg

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Address: Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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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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City Sightseeing Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Jodi and Jozi CBD

This is such a great way to experience Jozi as a local or as a visitor. To start from Gold Reef is great with lots of parking. Set aside the whole day and definitely plan your... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is such a great way to experience Jozi as a local or as a visitor. To start from Gold Reef is great with lots of parking. Set aside the whole day and definitely plan your stops as some take time such as Constitution Hill and Apartheid Museum. Sci Bono is a great stop!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

An interesting bus tour, probably best done at the weekend to avoid congestion in the old CBD. Terminus and booking facilities good, busses are new and speaker system works. Quite distressing in the early part of the tour to see the extreme level of urban decay in the central parts of the City, but things got better. Redevelopment of Newtown... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Took a ride on the Big Red Bus, which travelled through the Johannesburg CBD and outskirts. It give you a new perspective of this amazing city and its history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The best way to explore Johannesburg. Fair fare, and amazing staff! They have a reliable timetable =)

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I did the City Tour for two days and found it great! I enjoyed it very much and so I was expecting the same level of detail and care for the history in the Soweto Tour. I was grossly disappointed. For anyone who truly wants to experience Soweto, then this is not your tour! Unless they make a big change,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is the best way to explore Johannesburg city. Hopping in and out makes it very convenient to spend quality time at few places and skipping few!! Tour guides are very cooperative and informative and do take care of your safety, if you follow their instructions,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We went with the 1-day pass, along with a Soweto tour, which was a great deal given the strength of the US dollar. There is only one line (red), and it does a nice job hitting all of the tourist spots in a way that transit wouldn't have been able to do. Excellent value, excellent tour, excellent staff. Soweto was... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This trip compares with the best in all other countries. Guides were pleasant and content very informative. Will take this tour again on next visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel manager recommend me not to walk around the city, and the hop on hop off bus was the best way to check the main attractions of the city. It really worked very well, with buses every 30 minutes. If you have a shot time to visit the city, that's probably the best option.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome activity to do for the day. My friend was visiting from Germany and we decided to take him on this bus tour and learnt things about our city we didn't even know! Very cool!

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