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Christmas gift ideas: give an experience this festive season

  • 13 December 2017 | Alyx Carolus

Christmas is around the corner and it’s time to pick out the perfect gifts. If you’re still trying to find the ideal present for a loved one, here is a list of incredible experiences to gift this festive season.

Father Christmas visiting the Sunset Bus. (Image: City Sightseeing)

Gifts under R50

The Harbour Cruise

Located close to the popular Two Oceans Aquarium, the Harbour Cruise is a fun activity that’s perfect for the whole family. The cruise runs every 30 minutes and explores the V&A Waterfront harbour. Spot the seals, take some incredible pictures and learn about the V&A Waterfront's history while listening to commentary in 15 languages. Tickets cost R45 per person and can be purchased here.

The Canal Cruise

The Canal Cruise is a quick 25-minute cruise around the Foreshore and a great way to travel between the Cape Town International Convention Centre and the V&A Waterfront. Miss the summer traffic and enjoy a leisurely ride with the family. There’s audio commentary in 15 languages and tickets are valid for the whole day! Tickets cost R45 per person and can be purchased here.


Gifts under R250

The red-bus Classic ticket

One of the best ways to see Cape Town is from the top of our open-top red bus! Give a loved one the experience of a red-bus Classic ticket – visit over 30 stops with the option of hopping on and off at any point within the tour, while enjoying the outdoor excursion. There are a selection of four tour routes that can be enjoyed as part of the Classic ticket package:

  • City Tour to Table Mountain 
  • Downtown Tour
  • Constantia Valley Wine Bus Tour
  • Mini Peninsula Tour

Visitors can hop off the bus and enjoy a walking tour and get to see the beauty of the city centre on foot for free.

The Classic ticket costs R180 per person and can be purchased here.

Father Christmas visiting the Sunset Bus. (Image: City Sightseeing)

The Sunset Bus Tour

Perfect for couples looking for a romantic night out or an aspiring photographer looking for some gorgeous shots, the Sunset Tour is a summer’s delight. The tour runs for three hours and travels all the way up to Signal Hill from the V&A Waterfront. It’s a beautiful evening out with friends and perfect for someone who loves an outdoor adventure with incredible views.

Tickets are R110 per person and available online here.

Tickets under R400

A view of our gorgeous coast (Image: City Sightseeing)

The Blue Route Pass

A fabulous gift for anyone who loves exploring by themselves and loves a holiday jam-packed with activities. The Blue Route Pass is best way to see the Cape Peninsula and a host of incredible local attractions. So what do they get to enjoy?

The pass includes the red-bus Classic package ticket on the Mini Peninsula tour. Visitors also get free entry to three top attractions along the Mini Peninsula Tour, which is great for anyone wanting to see some of Cape Town’s most popular spots.

Tickets cost R395 and can be purchased online here.

Have a wonderful festive season. We look forward to seeing you and your loved ones on the red bus!