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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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Fabulous tour of Jo'burg

The idea of the double-decker red bus tour is now firmly established all over the world, and, happily, Jo'burg is no exception. The trip leaves from a number of points across the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 April 2013
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Liverpool, England

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85 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

Came here early to grab the best seats. When the bus was spposed to leave nothing happened. After another half an hour waiting a mechanic arrived but could not fix it. The staff pointed out where to wait for the next bus but some people were allowed to enter at the drop-off. So the best seats were already taken. Right... More 

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CSScpt, Director of Sales at City Sightseeing Joburg, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am really sorry to hear that we were unable to meet your expectation. Our Johannesburg fleet is brand new and the bus you were sheduled to depart on developed a problem with the electronics that operate the door, resulting in the delay. We will never compromise the safety of our passengers and so we... More 

Liverpool, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

The idea of the double-decker red bus tour is now firmly established all over the world, and, happily, Jo'burg is no exception. The trip leaves from a number of points across the city, and two of the stops are manned: Gautrain Park Station, and the Carlton Building. The tour is absolutely marvellous: staff are supremely knowledgeable and friendly (hats off... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

I have lived in Jozi most of my life and I am well acquainted with the city. This bus tour however gave me a wonderful energised taste of just how much this city has to offer from its history, museums, markets to its restuarants. The tour is extremely well narrated. It gives an honest, real view of Joburg. No rose... More 

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2 Thank lucyl169
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

I lived in Jozi for 3 years before moving to CT. I recently went back for a girls weekend to see a friend who lives in Joburg as well as a friend who was visiting from London. We decided to do the Citysightseeing bus tour to give my friend from London some perspective on the City. I am pleased to... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

I am a South African tourist guide and did the touristy thing in my own city (City Sightseeing Johannesburg open bus trip). What an excellent experience. I could have been in any world city. I learnt so much. Despite the bad press that Johannesburg has received in recent years, one realises that although some of it might be true, our... More 

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CSScpt, Director of Sales at City Sightseeing Joburg, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your detailed review. I am very glad you agree that this tour is world class. You will be pleased to know that we are hoping to open our kiosk at Gautrain @ Park station before next summer, making it even easier to find us! We are introducing a Soweto extension from early May this year,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

Having used the Cape Town Sightseeing bus (excellent service) we expected the same standards in Jo'Burg. It did not disappoint, and as it is a fairly new thing, started in January, it is very , very clean. The staff were friendly and enthusiastic, and for R150 (day rate) you can Hop on Hop off at a variety of places on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013

After having been away from Jo'burg for a long time, and having heard different stories about whether or not it was safe....I decided to take a tour on this bus. It was very pleasant and it takes you all around the city. Jo'burg is not the most scenic or beautiful city in South Africa but the bus does it justice.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

The bus stops at a few key visiting points like Constitution Hill and the Apartheid Museum. Paying R120 for accessing these two historical gems would be cheap already. But there is more! You can visit the Carlton Center (being walked to the elevators to the top by a friendly employee). The mining district walk is one of my favorite historical... More 

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3 Thank LoveJozi
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

The Red bus was punctual, with professional and helpful staff, including our driver, Lebo, making the day very pleasant. The route was an interesting deviation from what I had expected, visiting more of the South of Joburg than I have seen in years. Sadly, the Santarama Minitown was closed for renovations, but all other stops were available. The commentary and... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

The City Sightseeing Joburg Red bus, is a definite must for all travellers and Joburg residents. An excellent; safe way to see Johannesburg City. With historical stories and worthy stops, its a great affordable way to spend the day.

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