About City Sightseeing South Africa


The City Sightseeing open-top bus tour is undoubtedly the best way to go sightseeing in Johannesburg or Cape Town.

Our red buses run in Cape Town and Johannesburg seven days a week, 365 days a year, come rain or shine, and arrive at each stop at regular scheduled intervals. Guests are encouraged to hop off the bus throughout the tour and explore the surrounding areas. 

Our open-top tours are a delight for anyone wanting a safe, fun and informative introduction to the city, whether you're a lone traveller to South Africa, a local couple, a mom with two kids or a grandad on a weekend outing with the grandkids. 

City Sightseeing South Africa also offers an array of community tours, from the free walking tours in and around the city to multicultural township experiences, sidecar adventures and even a chopper flip! 

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Officially the best in the world

We take great pride in providing sightseers with a consistently high-quality and unique travel experience on world-class, state-of-the-art buses.

Our fleet is continually upgraded to ensure super-low carbon emissions and compliance with Euro standards for environmental impact. Our buses are equipped with on-board commentary in 15 different languages (English, Afrikaans, Arabic, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Zulu) and a fun chanel for kids.

In recognition of our innovative approach, excellent customer service, commitment to environmental sustainability and the overall brand experience, City Sightseeing Cape Town recently beat over 86 international destinations to receive top accolades at the City Sightseeing Annual International Awards Ceremony.

First bus operator in South Africa to be certified carbon neutral 

We’re environmentally and community conscious, and have been awarded for our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.

We use recyclable material, are fuel-efficient and recycle our waste.

We have also made great progress in greening the rest of our business. We have adopted the latest available methods and technology to reduce noise pollution as well as energy and water consumption.

We invest in entrepreneurial development by reselling products and souvenirs at our kiosks, like the wire-beaded buses made by local craftsmen. 

Following an independent carbon audit conducted by Global Carbon Exchange (GCX), a leading strategic sustainability consultancy, we purchased carbon credits from Cape Town-based compost company Reliance to offset our remaining carbon emissions. As a result, we have been officially declared carbon neutral.

We deliver on environmental assurance standards through strategic environmental initiatives:  

  • All vehicles used on our hop-on, hop-off circuit comply with Euro 4 standards for emissions and environmental impact

  • Noise is managed by the introduction of a multi-lingual system via earphones

  • Goods are purchased in bulk, where possible, to reduce the amount of packaging and subsequent waste

  • Care is being taken to advise suppliers and associates of the environmental position of the business.

City Sightseeing South Africa has undertaken to improve the environmental, social and economic performance of our business to embrace the concept of sustainability.

This is the core value of our corporate environmental responsibility.

City Sightseeing Worldwide

City Sightseeing South Africa is a proud member of the City Sightseeing Worldwide hop-on, hop-off network, the world’s leading open-top bus tour operator, operating in more than 90 destinations globally.