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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 21 April 2014

We live in Joburg and went on the bus to show our children more of the city they live in. Great value with two kids traveling free with an adult. We took the Gautrain to Park Station and found it easy to find the bus,...More

4  Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Having lived in Joburg so many years, I had no idea that it had so many interesting sites, let alone be brave enough to drive through Joburg central to see them. This tour is an excellent and safe way to visit the heart of Joburg....More

3  Thank Quentin H
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We took this trip with family from Durban (we are from Johannesburg) and it was a fantastic day out and a great way to see the city. The informative commentary that you get is really interesting and we learnt a lot about the city we...More

5  Thank Bruce d
Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is a great way to see the sights and get round them.It is very well organised and sticks to the published timetable.Recorded commentary is very informative and interesting.Helpful staff on the bus and a great way to see,in particular,the now very African city centre...More

2  Thank Ianmcllondon
Reviewed 16 April 2014

What a pleasure to have touristic options in the city of Joburg. I highly recommend it and the attractions for me included the Carlton Centre and Braamfontein. Definately something everyboud should do at least once.Take a jacket with you even in the summer if you...More

1  Thank GandaViagens
Reviewed 11 April 2014

I lived in Johannesburg for 3 years until 2013, and the Red Bus tour just started as I left the city to return to the UK. So it was brilliant coming back here in 2014 and taking the tour! It was fabulous, I would recommend...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 April 2014

An interesting trip around Joburg. Much rejuvenation happening which is pleasing to see. The city is looking good. However, Carlton Centre not worth the additional R15. Toilets don't work and to pay that kind of money to get into a lift and go to the...More

Thank Andrea142014
CSScpt, Director of Sales at City Sightseeing Joburg, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2014

Thank you for your great review. Joburg is where it's happening and the city is a far cry from where it was even just 5 years ago. I am sorry to hear about the ablutions not working at the top of the Carton centre and...More

Reviewed 31 March 2014

I took the Soweto tour first - it was great. The guide and the driver were very helpful and hugely informative - coped with my difficulty in walking too far. The guide who accompanied the walk in Soweto was also great. In the afternoon I...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

We used the Gautrain to get to Park Station and then found the Red Bus easily from there. We were two adults with three kids under 7 and all if us had a great day out. The kids said - "the best day ever". We...More

Thank Melda303
Reviewed 24 March 2014

After completing the City Sightseeing tour in Cape Town, I jumped at the opportunity to try out the Johannesburg option when a friend visited from the UK for a few days. As was the case in Cape Town, the Joburg Hop-on, Hop-off Bus proved to...More

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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