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Local is lekker with the Blue Route Discovery Pass
The Blue Route Discovery Pass is the best way for guests to hop on the red bus and experience top local attractions for less.
With your Blue Route Discovery Pass ticket, you can hop on the red bus for a full day PLUS get free entry to three top attractions en route. What a way to explore Cape Town: no worries about entry fees, and only fun all the way!
Attractions you can explore with the Blue Route Discovery Pass:
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (stop 20)
Kirstenbosch is a nature lover’s dream supporting 528 hectares of diverse fynbos flora and natural forest. Pursue leisurely walks through the estate or enjoy a picnic under the shade of an ancient tree. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars and bird book for a fantastic bird-watching opportunity!
Groot Constantia – wine estate tour and tasting (stop 25)
More than 300 years old, Groot Constantia is the oldest wine-producing estate in South Africa and still features award-winning wines. Enjoy a wine tasting to savour the proud history and heritage Groot Constantia instils in its wines.
Imizamo Yethu Township Walking Tour (stop 23)
Meet local residents and get to know their culture and heritage with the Imizamo Yethu Township Walking Tour. Your local guide will weave you around the township homes, while explaining the history of Hout Bay's informal settlement and its residents.
World of Birds is home to 3 000 birds, as well as baboons, meerkats, monkeys, marmosets, foxes and many more. Enjoy these beautiful creatures from afar, as well as up close in the squirrel and monkey jungle walkthrough enclosure. Have your camera ready for when a monkey comes to sit on your shoulder!
Drumbeat Charters – Seal Island cruise (accessible from stop 24)
Cruise from Hout Bay Harbour to the Duiker Island seal colony to see thousands of wild Cape fur seals basking on the rocks. The cruise is child friendly, and takes approximately 40 minutes.
Circe Launches – seal colony cruise (accessible from stop 24)
Hop aboard the only glass-bottomed passenger launch in South Africa! On this trip you’ll visit the Duiker Island seal colony, plus get an underwater look at kelp forests and sea life, maybe even a penguin or two.
Hamley's Express – free train ride around the V&A Waterfront (stop 1)
There are few things that give the young ones so much joy such as a train ride. Hop on the Hamley’s Express for a tour of the V&A Waterfront on the tiny mock-steam ride, with bells and whistles included.
Hard Rock Cafe – free burger and chips (stop 8)
The Hard Rock Cafe is renowned worldwide for its iconic hamburgers. Enjoy a sit-down meal with some of the best views of the picturesque Camps Bay beach.
Cape Wheel – priority entrance with a Blue Route Pass (stop 1)
See panoramic, 360-degree views of the V&A Waterfront and Cape Town with the Cape Wheel. Operating until 10.30pm each night, you can enjoy these views from morning to sunset, or on a romantic evening ride.
Springbok Experience Rugby Museum (stop 1)
Visit the official museum of the South African Rugby Union for a world-class, modern, interactive experience telling South Africa’s rugby story since the 1800s. The museum is known for making rugby “come alive” through technology-driven and audiovisual exhibits and fun games, allowing visitors to test their rugby skills against “virtual” Springboks.
Hop on the Waterfront Harbour Cruise to see the city from a new angle, and learn more about Cape Town's nautical history. Spot resident seals playing in the water around you, as well as impressive ships in dock. The cruise includes on-board commentary in 15 languages. Who said learning can’t be fun?
The canals connecting the bustling Foreshore business district to the V&A Waterfront are beautiful, peaceful and quite interesting. On this trip you’ll learn about secret underwater passageways and private islands. Enjoy the hop-on hop-off cruise, stopping at the Cape Town Convention Centre, Harbour Bridge, City Lodge and One&Only Cape Town. Your ticket is valid for a full day; be sure to stop off for a delicious lunch at one of the hotels en-route!
How to buy your Blue Route Discovery Pass
The Blue Route Pass includes one day on the open-top red bus plus three of the above attractions.
Buy your Blue Route Discovery Pass online, choose your timeframe and come pick up your card at one of our ticket offices when it’s time to hop on the bus. When you want to activate your pass discount at one of your three free attractions, you simply swipe and enjoy.