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Cape Town: You can start the tour at any of the scheduled stops along the bus route, but we recommend our tour offices outside the Two Oceans Aquarium (stop 1) and at 81 Long Street (stop 5).

Joburg: You can hop on at any of the scheduled stops along the bus route, but we recommend you start your tour from Gautrain Park Station (stop 1), if you're connecting to our Red City Tour via the Gautrain, or Gold Reef City Casino (stop 4) if you're using private transport.

There are three ways to buy tickets:

  • On the bus, at any one of our scheduled stops along the way
  • At our tour offices. In Cape Town, there's one at the V&A Waterfront and one at 81 Long Street. In Joburg, our tour offices are situated at Gautrain Park Station, at OR Tambo International Airport (Hall A) and inside Gold Reef City Casino 
  • Discounted online – buy tickets for Cape Town or Joburg

To hop on simply print out your ticket and present it to the bus driver. Don't have a printer handy? Bring your barcode number to a City Sightseeing Tour Office and redeem your ticket. Alternatively, have your barcode scanned by your bus driver as you hop on.

No, you only have to make a reservation for our sidecar tours. Buying your ticket online, however, entitles you to a discount. Seats on the bus are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The Red City Tour includes a stop at Table Mountain.

The Blue Mini Peninsula Tour takes you on a scenic route that includes Kirstenbosch and offers a link to our Purple Wine Tour of Constantia Valley.

Cape Town:

  • Summer: First bus departs from bus stop 1 outside the Two Oceans Aquarium at 8:20am with regular departures thereafter
  • Winter: First bus departs from bus stop 1 outside the Two Oceans Aquarium at 9.15am with regular departures thereafter
  • View the timetable for detailed information
  • View the Peak season column in the timetable for peak season times


  • First bus departs from bus stop 1 at the Gautrain Park Station at 9am with regular departures thereafter
  • View the timetable for detailed information
  • Summer: First bus departs from bus stop 1 outside the Two Oceans Aquarium at 9am with regular departures thereafter
  • Winter: First bus departs from bus stop 1 outside the Two Oceans Aquarium at 9am with regular departures thereafter 
  • View the timetable for detailed information
  • The one-day ticket costs R180 per adult, while the online price is R160 (save R20)
  • Children aged five to 17 pay R90 each
  • Children under five can ride for free (only two children allowed per paying adult)

In Cape Town you can use it on any of the main tours (Red, Blue, Yellow or Purple). 

In Joburg this ticket is valid for the Red City Tour only. 

  • The two-day ticket costs R280 per adult, while the online price is R260 (save R20)
  • Children aged five to 17 cost R180
  • Children under five can ride for free (only two children allowed per paying adult)

This ticket is valid for two consecutive days and can be used on any of the following tours in Cape Town:

  • Red City Tour
  • Blue Mini Peninsula Tour
  • Yellow Downtown Tour
  • Purple Wine Tour
  • Harbour Cruise
  • Sunset Bus 
  • City Sightseeing Walking Tours

In Joburg, this ticket can be used for two consecutive days on the Red City Tour, giving you plenty of time to discover Jozi. 

Pack your picnic basket, blanket and sunglasses as this tour takes you on an unforgettable sunset trip. It provides glimpses of the sun setting over the Atlantic Ocean en route to Signal Hill and great photo opportunities of Cape Town settling into nightlife.

The Sunset Bus is available from 19 September to 2 May (excluding 25 December to 3 January 2016 and 6 March 2016) and departs daily from stop 1 outside the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront between 5.30pm and 6pm. 

Make sure to arrive at stop 1 half an hour before the departure time. The tour duration is two to three hours.

This is not a hop-on, hop-off tour. ​Visit the Sunset Bus page for more info.

The Purple Wine Tour is an extension of the Blue Mini Peninsula Tour. It starts at Constantia Nek and takes you into Constantia Valley, where you can explore three wine estates: Beau Constantia, Groot Constantia Wine Estate and Eagles' Nest Wine Farm. 

  • The Purple Wine Tour is included at no cost in the Blue Mini Peninsula Tour
  • Entrance fees, wine tastings and wine are for your own account

View the Purple Wine Tour page for detailed information.

Our sidecar tours, in World War II motorcycles with a sidecar, depart daily from bus stop 1 outside the Two Oceans Aquarium, stop 5 at 81 Long Street, or directly from your hotel. This is a private chauffeur-driven tour with a minimum booking of two people per tour. One passenger sits behind the chauffeur and one in the sidecar.

  • The two-hour option: online cost R1 550 per person or R3 100 for two people
  • The five-hour option: online cost R775 per person or R1550 for two people

View the sidecar tour page for detailed information.

Our Red City Tour in Cape Town offers visitors the most direct and hassle-free way to get to Table Mountain. Start your tour from the V&A Waterfront at 8.20am. (And from 1 November to 29 Feb 2016 at 8am.) 

See our detailed timetable here.

Children aged five to 17 years pay R90 for a one-day ticket and R180 for a two-day ticket.

Children under five ride for free (only two children allowed per paying adult).

In Cape Town we offer South African pensioners a 50% discount on all bus and Harbour Cruise tickets every Tuesday and Friday. This special is available all year round except from 14 December to 14 January.

In Joburg we offer South African pensioners a 50% discount on our Red City Tour from Monday to Friday. 

Our Pensioner Special is not available online, but you can buy your ticket at our ticket offices or when you hop on the bus at any of our stops. Just bring your barcoded ID book along to qualify.

Our Cape Town tour offices are at stop 1 at the V&A Waterfront or stop 5 at 81 Long Street, and you can find our Joburg offices at stop 1 at the Gautrain Park Station or at stop 4 at Gold Reef City Casino.   

Easy option: Click here


  • Go to www.citysightseeing.co.za and select the "Cape Town" button
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page where you'll see all pur social media icons – on the far right their is a blue and white square with a camera (not to be confused with the circular Instagram icon)
  • Click on the icon – it will then open a new window and prompt you to enter your photo code

The Travel Depot is an information and booking hub located at 81 Long Street (stop 5) in Cape Town. Here, locals and visitors will find several tour operators under one roof for their convenience. 

The Travel Depot offers City Sightseeing passengers the opportunity to hop off the bus and have access to the best travel experiences in and around the city. It showcases a range of activities including helicopter rides, ziplining, shark cage-diving and more. Cape Town Tourism provides general tourist information.