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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 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...More

2  Thank 12iguasu13
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...More

1  Thank Rianbkk
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...More

Thank 259marcvogels
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...More

Thank DT25
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...More

Thank AnnaKMorris
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The hop on bus in JNB, rates poorly compared to Cpt. But not due to the drivers or staff. They were wonderful and very friendly. Jnb doe not have enough stops to warant the ticket price.... We also did not have a working kids channel...More

Thank Weltrvld
CSScpt, Director of Sales at City Sightseeing Joburg, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you for you review. I am really sorry that you thought our offer is not with the R 190 ticket price, given that we run a complimentary hotel shuttle bus from Sandton and Rosebank, 2 HOHO routes covering some 12 stops! You would have...More

Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is an easy way to tour the city of Johannesburg. The on board commentary provides a some interesting history.

Thank sandydube90
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Unfortunately, there are not so many things to see in Johannesburg... Apartheid museum, Gold reef city (same stop) are the only interesting parts of the visit.More

Thank Pierre R
CSScpt, Director of Sales at City Sightseeing Joburg, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you for your review. We are saddened that between 2 bus lines and over 12 stops you found this stop the only interesting one! We are very proud of the story we tell on the tour which covers the history of Johannesburg, the scenery,...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Such a remarkable perspective on a very interesting city, and one that I thought I knew quite well. I would recommend this to locals and visitors alike. What a great way to experience Joburg and get out and about.

Thank SWelz
Reviewed 21 February 2017

What a great way to see the city. An outstanding tour, very informative and interesting. Plenty to do and see at several hop on hop off stops. Very well worth the time. A must do in Johannesburg.

Thank Peter F
CSScpt, Director of Sales at City Sightseeing Joburg, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you so much for your review - we appreciate the feedback. It will help motivate us to keep improving our offering

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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