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City Sightseeing Joburg

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Address: Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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+27 86 173 3287
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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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Great outing for tourists and locals alike

The City Sightseeing open-top bus is a brilliant way to see Johannesburg and check out the attractions, with an opportunity to hop off and spend additional time at the various... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

The City Sightseeing open-top bus is a brilliant way to see Johannesburg and check out the attractions, with an opportunity to hop off and spend additional time at the various stops. Being a Johannesburg resident, it was very interesting to see how the city has changed, and also to check out some old haunts from years back. The City Sightseeing... More 

Thank NicoleMann
The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth it! I enjoyed sightseeing my own city. Not all the facts turn out to be accurate though, and sometimes the voice guide system lagged behind a bit. But all in all definitely worth it!

1 Thank Alletta F
Henley on Klip, South Africa
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86 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2014

I have lived in Joburg for 28 years and have never had a guided tour so my dear wife decided to take on a family outing on City Sightseeing Joburg and what a treat it was. The first person to make a lasting impression was our bus driver who voluntarily made some constructive suggestions as to how we should conduct... More 

1 Thank McGuigan61
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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562 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

After making a research of how to see Jo´burg, I decided to take the red line tour. The value of this trip was worth the price. You can hop off and see a place for 2 hours and the coming bus will take you on again. I didnot have time to see the whole sightseeing points and Soweto but the... More 

Thank nkohen
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We really enjoyed the experience especially my kids that have not had the opportunity of visiting downtown Joburg or Newtown or Braamfontein like I did in the 80's . It was informative and and relaxing and being a Joburg my entire life I think the Red Bus gives you a good perspective on Jozi's heart... There could be some improvements... More 

1 Thank Charmo24
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

My second trip on the Big Red Bus!! Excellent value at R150 (London tour price is £28). It's sightseeing for the lazy if you don't want to or can't walk. There of course lots of interesting places to hop off and experience the great city of Johannesburg. Great commentary, helpful friendly staff and 'on time' buses. I can highly recommend... More 

Thank Jackie W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Loved our Red Bus Jozi tour, thank you! Combined with a walking tour by Gerald Garner and a trip to Little Addis which is a short hop away on the Rea Vaya Bus system, I highly recommend this to locals and tourists alike.

Thank AnnieHodes
Johannesburg South Africa
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We parked our car at Gold Reef City, parking free if you have your confirmation for the HOHO. The bus was punctual and the weather perfect, sunblock on, water in our bag and off we went. What a glorious way to spend a few hours on a Saturday morning, going through all the wonderful places and stopping at the Carlton... More 

3 Thank Peta C
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

What a lovely Saturday, a friend and I boarded the bus at Gold Reef Hotel, safe, secure and free parking on presentation of your bus ticket. Then we spent a wonderful 2 hours on the bus just going around the city. We went up to the top of the Carlton Centre which I have not done in years. It was... More 

3 Thank highspots
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2014

great way to get an overview over the city. good service. friendly, helpful and informative personnel. good commentary.

1 Thank Sylvia L

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