About City Sightseeing South Africa
The wind in your hair, a cooling breeze playing over your skin, sun on your shoulders, and a magnificent, lofty view of the sites - this is some of what you can expect on a City Sightseeing open-top bus tour – undoubtedly the best way to go sightseeing in Johannesburg, Soweto or Cape Town.
City Sightseeing operates 7 days a week 365 days a year come rain or shine and a bus arrives at each stop at regular scheduled intervals, encouraging you to get off the bus and explore the surrounding area.
Officially the best in the world
City Sightseeing takes great pride in providing sightseers with a consistently high-quality and unique travel experience on world-class, state-of-the-art buses. In recognition of our innovative approach, excellent customer service, commitment to environmental sustainability and the overall brand experience, City Sightseeing Cape Town beat over 86 international destinations to receive top accolades at the City Sightseeing Annual International Awards Ceremony.
Our fleet of buses are continually upgraded, with super-low emissions and comply with all Euro standards for environmental impact. They are all equipped with onboard commentary available in different languages, including a fun Kids Channel.
Our state of the art buses offer visitors from around the world a 16-channel multi-language system with a dedicated channel for children. Languages featured include French, Italian, German, Portuguese, English, Spanish, Arabic, Dutch, Afrikaans, Kids, Zulu, Japanese, Swedish and Russian. The stories, rich culture and colourful history of each tour is captured by the informative stories told on our onboard multilingual commentary system.
Our modern, state-of-the-art fleet of buses offer access for wheelchairs through a hydraulically operated bus ramp mechanism allowing easy embarkation. Passengers are provided with secure locked-in wheelchair allocations with seatbelts. The buses are air-conditioned for those hot summer months, sun protection is always on hand for those wanting to participate in the open air experience and state of the art seat belts have been installed for a safe and secure ride for all passengers.
VIP Kids Club
Kids are welcome – When kids hop on board our buses they can plug into their own onboard channel. Fun for kids doesn’t end on the bus, although their activity pack will provide hours of entertainment long after the bus experience has ended. Join thousands of Kids Club members from around the world where you can get to play a variety of games, upload art work and enter competitions on your own City Sightseeing Kids Club website.
First bus operator in South Africa to be certified as Carbon Neutral
We’re environmentally and community conscious; having been awarded Environmental Accreditation from the Heritage Foundation for our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. We use recyclable material, are fuel-efficient and recycle our waste. City Sightseeing South Africa has also invested in entrepreneurial development by reselling products and souvenirs at our kiosk like wire-beaded busses made by local craftsmen. We’re proud of our partnership with Imizamo Yethu Guides that enable us to offer our travelers and tourists a glimpse into township life.
Respecting the environment in which we live, is one of our guiding principles and is deeply rooted in our culture. We have also made great inroads into greening the rest of the business and have adopted all the latest available methodology and technology to reduce noise pollution as well as energy and water consumption. All of our waste is also recycled, which has in turn led to the creation of sustainable employment.
Choose between the historically and culturally rich Red City Tour, comprising of 18 stops within the city or the scenic Blue Mini Peninsula Tour, which takes you beyond the city limits to 14 stops, and includes an exciting extension – a Wine Bus that takes visitors to Groot Constantia, Eagles’ Nest and Beau Constantia – wine farms all nestled in Constantia Valley, the oldest wine region in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Red City Tour and the Blue Mini Peninsula Tour both operate on a Hop-On - Hop-Off basis – a concept that allows sightseers the opportunity to tailor-make their memorable Cape Town experience.
In addition to these tours, City Sightseeing Cape Town also offers a unique Night Tour which takes a total of three hours and stops at Signal Hill to watch the sun set over the Atlantic and the equally unique Canal Cruise that also operates on a Hop-On, Hop-Off basis.
Last but not least is the Sidecar Tours for two passengers driven by an experienced chauffeur.
Welcoming the world to Johannesburg and Soweto
City Sightseeing Joburg & Soweto run an exciting tour through the Johannesburg CBD and offer locals and tourist alike the chance to explore this vibrant city. Visit the many attractions on offer and sample the sights, sounds, colours, cultures and rich heritage that are all synonymous with Jozi.
As with all City Sightseeing tours, Joburg operate on a Hop-On, Hop-Off basis, allowing sight seers the chance to get off the bus at any of the designated stops along the route and then get back on to a later bus at their leisure.
The Johannesburg City Sightseeing tour provides a unique way of exploring this fascinating, culturally and historically rich city and opens up a whole new side to the streets of Gold. Stops along the route, which will begin at the Gautrain Park Station, are: Gandhi Square, the Roof of Africa, at the Carlton Centre, the James Hall Transport Museum, the Apartheid Museum and Gold Reef City, the Mining District, the World of Beer, Newtown Precinct, the Origins Centre, Wits Campus and Constitution Hill. With a Tour Office at Gold Reef City Hotel and with Bus Stop 1 at Gautrain Park Station, you can be assured of save and secure departure points.