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City Sightseeing Joburg
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City Sightseeing Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #4 of 98 Tours in Johannesburg
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Owner description: 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 "The Zone in Rosebank" or start from our office near the Gautrain Station at Rosebank. Visit the Johannesburg Zoo, the Military Museum, the Roof of Africa on the 50th floor of the Carlton Center, the Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, James Hall Transport Museum and a lot more.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have done the red bus tours in many cities, and use it as a way to get to know the city and decide how to spend the rest of our time in a city. Unfortunately, the red bus tour in Joburg left something to be desired. From the initial pick up, to our comfort onboard and what we learned about the city, I really did not enjoy myself. I wouldn’t recommend this particular bus tour to anyone. Relatively speaking, I feel this was more expensive and inconvenient than in other cities. The buses run only every hour, so we had to wait over 30 minutes both times we were getting on. The Soweto tour was not bad. The guide had a lot of good insight and was engaging. This was really the only part of the tour I would recommend. My preference would be to hire a private driver to see all the same things in much less time and a lot more comfortably.

Thank Chama6
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CSScpt, Director of Sales at City Sightseeing Joburg, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are very disappointed that your experience did not live up to your expectation, but we also do realise that not everybody will enjoy a Hop on, Hop Off bus tour. Our main terminus point is in Rosebank and I am unsure as to what may have been not to your liking at our ticket office leading up to the main stop, or for that matter about the comfort onboard, as the buses are almost brand new and the same buses in use in many cities around the globe? At R 200 (USD 14) for a full day ticket across 2 routes, we actually believe our tours to offer really good value for money? I do need to correct your information as our buses operate as advertised every 30 minutes and stop at clearly demarcated bus stops that each list the details times. If these times are followed it should make for almost no waiting.
Again, I am sorry we did not live up to your expectations and I will motivate our team to try even harder in future.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hop on and Hop out Sightseeing tour is a Budget friendly way to see various important tourist spots like Gandhi Square, Soweto, Constitution Hall, and Mandela's Office, Mandela Square, Museums etc. Convenient pick up points with excellent audio guide on open top Red Buses just for R80 for a day. Don't miss it even if you have time as it's more convenient!

Thank Rajahiyer
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bus tour was good value and covered all of the main sights within Johannesburg. There are staff at many of the stops which is helpful. The Soweto tour is a guided tour and is a good overview of Soweto (with a few photo stops). If you want to visit museums etc you can hop off the tour and back on the next one. Overall a very good experience.

Thank Damian P
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