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#AsktheRedBusSA: hopping on, buying tickets and more

  • 23 March 2017

At City Sightseeing we often get questions about our tours, tickets, schedules, special offers and more. Here we list all you need to know about hopping on the red bus from where you start the tour, where to buy tickets and if you need to book in advance.

Where do I start the tour? 

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

Joburg: You can start your tour at any of the stops along the City Tour or the Green Tour, but we recommend The Zone @ Rosebank (stop 1) – the Gautrain station is walking distance and there's ample parking available if arriving by car (see parking tariffs here).   

Where can I buy tickets for City Sightseeing tours?

There are three ways to buy tickets:

Do I have to make a reservation?

You do not need to make a reservation in advance for the red bus tours, but buying your ticket online entitles you to a discount. Seats on the bus are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

It is recommended to book your seats for the The Cape Explorer: Cape Point Tour in advance as tickets are available from bus drivers, subject to availability. When booking, make sure you state your pick-up point. Tickets are only valid for stipulated day of booking. 

All our tours are discounted if you buy your tickets online, you can buy these directly here.

Do you have a question? Email us at, send us a message on Facebook or tweet us from Cape Town or Joburg using the hashtag #AsktheRedBusSA.