The BEST way to see Cape Town and Johannesburg
We enjoyed the Saturday tour so much we took another one on Sunday! We did the Blue mini tour on the Saturday, stopping at Kirstenbosch for a walk through the gardens (do take the canopy walk, it provides lovely views) then continued to Hout Bay Harbor where we hopped off for lunch. We returned on Sunday to do the Purple wine tour, hopping off at Groot Constantia for lunch and wine tasting.
Tip: while you can buy tickets on the bus you get a discount for online purchases, and you can have the ticket printed at the Long Street office. A regular schedule means you don't have to wait long for the next bus once you're ready to rejoin the tour after a hop off, and timetables are available at all stops.
I went on a Saturday on the Bus, taking the Green and Red Lines (You pay R170 at time of review for both lines) You can hop on and off as many times as you like. I would recommend this to anyone! One thing though, definitely go for 2 days. It is impossible to explore all the stops in a day. You might even need 3 depending on how much time you spend.
It stop at the highest observation deck in Africa at the Carlton Center, called the Top of Africa. Also stops at the Joburg Zoo, Apartheid Museum, Gold Reef City and many many many more! Very easy access to the first stop via Rosebank Gautrain station at "The Zone @ Rosebank" mall.
The staff are super friendly, informative and helpful. They even guide you to some of the places after you get off the bus (Like the Top of Africa which might be a bit hard to find without a guide) Excellent World class. They supply the headphones you plug into the bus to hear the Tour Guide speak.
I have done this tour numerous times whenever we have visiting friends and I always learn something new from the commentary on the Hop on Hop off city sightseeing bus.
There are three colour ( yellow, red, blue) coded buses and also the purple wine tour bus for person taking the blue route tour. I took the two day bus tour which includes all buses and the canal boat tour. It stops at interesting landmarks and points and one can get off and explore.
The bus stops are clearly marked and the personnel are friendly, professional and well informed. I found it not only informative but pleasant, secure and safe. Also a must do whenever in Cape Town.
Mara M, TripAdvisor