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Cape Town Open Top Bus Tours

Classic 3 for 1 Kids' Special

With our 3-for-1 Kids’ Special two kids under 18 hop on the red bus for FREE!

Children hop on and off for free with our 3-for-1 Kids’ Special

With our annual 3-for-1 Kids’ Special, two kids (under 18) can hop on for free with each adult Classic red bus ticket.

The special runs from 1 May to 8 October 2018 and will be valid on weekends, school holidays and public holidays.

Highlights

  • FREE tickets for two kids under 18 with every paying adult

  • 27 exciting stops at main attractions, hop on and off as many times as you like  

  • On-board commentary in 15 languages (English, Afrikaans, Arabic, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Zulu) 

  • A special audio channel for kids to enjoy

  • See discounts on the back of your ticket

Excludes

  • Entry fees to attractions

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Classic 3-for-1 Kids’ Special currently selected

With our 3-for-1 Kids’ Special two kids under 18 hop on the red bus for FREE!

  • Valid for all hop-on, hop off tour loops
  • City Tour to Table Mountain
  • Constantia Valley Wine Bus
  • Peninsula Tour to Kirstenbosch & Hout Bay
  • FREE Walking Tour
  • 1 day on the bus
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Online Price: R45
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3-for-1 Canal Cruise Most popular

With our 3-for-1 Kids’ Special two kids under 18 hop on the Canal Cruise for FREE!

  • Ticket valid for the full day
  • Tours every 20 minutes
  • Audio commentary in 15 languages
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3-for-1 Harbour Cruise Best value

With our 3-for-1 Kids’ Special two kids under 18 hop on the Harbour Cruise for FREE!

  • Cruise the V&A Waterfront basin
  • Tours every 20 minutes
  • Audio commentary in 15 languages
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Explore Cape Town’s most popular tourist attractions on our tours

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

The red bus takes you directly to the cable cars that go up Table Mountain. Skip the ticket queue by buying your cableway ticket at our tour offices or from your bus driver.

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World of Birds

The largest bird park in Africa and home to over 3 000 birds (as well as baboons, meerkats, monkeys, marmosets and more).

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Kirstenbosch Garden

One of the truly great botanical gardens of the world, located on the slopes of Table Mountain and showcasing South Africa’s six different biomes.

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Green Point and Urban Park

Explore the country’s oldest working lighthouse, and visit the family-friendly Urban Park and world-class Cape Town Stadium.

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Camps Bay

Home to one of our ticket offices. Camps Bay is a cosmopolitan and trendy beachfront suburb with top restaurants and bars. The office is located just outside the luxurious Bay Hotel on Victoria Road.

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81 Long Street

Home to one of our ticket offices. Enjoy great coffee and snacks and visit our Travel Depot, a new information and booking hub showcasing the best travel experiences the Cape has to offer.

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Explore Cape Point & visit the penguins with our live-guided day tour

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Frequently asked questions

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), 81 Long Street (stop 5) and Camps Bay (stop 8).

Our hop on hop off buses run every day of the year, but on certain days we suspend specific routes. Please be sure to check our latest timetable.

Stops along our routes are open most of the time but there are some exceptions – especially during the festive season. If you’re going to hop on and off with us on Christmas and/or New Year’s Day in Cape Town, please note which stops won’t be open and on which days.

Closed on Christmas Day (25 December 2017):

  • South African Museum (stop 14)
  • Groot Constantia (stop 25)
  • Eagles’ Nest Wines (stop 26)
  • Beau Constantia (stop 27)

Closed on Christmas Day (25 December 2017), Boxing Day (26 December) and New Year's Day (1 January 2018):

  • Jewel Africa (stop 6)
  • Castle of Good Hope (stop 18)
  • Eagles’ Nest Wines (stop 26)
  • Beau Constantia (stop 27)

Closed on Good Friday (30 March)

  • Eagles’ Nest Wines (stop 26)
  • Beau Constantia (stop 27)

If Classic tickets are purchased at one our of tour offices, they are valid for that day only, or for the next consecutive two or three days if you bought a Premium or Deluxe ticket.

If Classic, Premium or Deluxe tickets are bought online, they are valid for 14 days from the date of purchase.  

Tickets do not include entrance fees to the stops. However, if you check the back of your ticket, you'll see a list of stops where you'll receive a discount on entrance fees – simply show your City Sightseeing ticket when you enter.

No, a Classic ticket is valid for an entire day, a Premium ticket for two consecutive days and a Deluxe ticket for three consecutive days – until the last departure. This means you can hop on and hop off as many times as you'd like at no additional cost.

There are three ways to buy tickets:

  • On the bus, at any one of our scheduled stops along the way

  • At our tour offices. There's one at the V&A Waterfront81 Long Street and Camps Bay

  • Discounted online (please note that Pensioner tickets are not available online) 

  • Pensioner Special tickets can only be bought at one of our ticket offices or on the bus on presentation of a South African ID

Yes, all our buses are fully equipped with card facilities. Please note, however, that we do not accept American Express cards.

Children aged five to 17 years pay R100, R200 and R200 for a Classic, Premium and Deluxe ticket respectively.

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

South African pensioners get a 50% discount on all hop on hop off bus and Waterfront Harbour Cruise tickets every Tuesday and Friday (including public holidays). This special is available all year round, except from 14 December to 14 January.

Yes, the majority of our buses on the City Tour to Table Mountain and Mini Peninsula Tour in Cape Town are wheelchair friendly. If you're unsure or require assistance, please ask one of our friendly staff members to help you. 

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, shark cage-diving and more. Cape Town Tourism provides general tourist information.

We've got discounts and special deals negotiated just for you – see the back of your ticket for details.