The BEST way to see Cape Town and Johannesburg
We have been lucky to have used the Red Bus tours in many cities in many parts of the world. Not all worldwide Red bus tours are true value for money and it pays to be selective before shelling out your money.
The Red Bus in Capetown offers value for money. It is well priced!
Many travelers use the Red Bus to reach the cable car lower station for Table Mountain.Then after seeing the mountain, continue their tour around the remainder of the city. We did this and then the following day we bought another Red Bus tour to see the surrounding countryside and beaches. There is an option to buy the two Red Bus routes on the one ticket ( saves money).
Summary; A good way to move around and well worth the money. Be careful of the sun on the top deck. Staff are helpful too.
Gunner do, TripAdvisor
Being in Johannesburg on business and having just one day as a tourist, I took the red bus.
A good tour: buses clean and tidy, the commentary worked, the green and red routes are varied with a number of interesting stops and the buses ran on time. Staff were friendly and the start point at Rosebank easy to find. The highlight was the Soweto add-on tour - well worth the time if you have it (allow 2.5 hours)
Couldn't ask for anything more.
Chris L, TripAdvisor
I rarely go on these sort of trips as we are normally self sufficient with a hire vehicle, however following pressure form my wife we opted for the Blue mini peninsula tour which I would highly recommend, we stopped at Hout Bay and Camps Bay with both offering up a variety of experiences which made the trip that bit more enjoyable. The red route is the city tour and drops you at Table Mountain, I found it hugely beneficial to get my bearings for our coastal drive later in our trip so very worthwhile.