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The best way to watch the sunset in Cape Town

See a spectacular Cape Town sunset with City Sightseeing

FREE with a Premium or Deluxe red bus ticket

There is nothing quite like Cape Town on a warm summer evening. With the smell of the ocean breeze and Table Mountain lit up as a spectacular backdrop, our popular Sunset Bus allows you to experience a whole new side of the city. 

The Sunset Bus is not a hop-on, hop-off tour like the other City Sightseeing tours but it does stop at Signal Hill to give passengers the opportunity to watch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.

Over the festive season, on the return to the V&A Waterfront, the bus takes a drive down Adderley Street for locals and visitors to experience the delightful display of festive season lights.


  • 3-hour sunset tour 

  • Experience spectacular views of the sun setting over the Atlantic Ocean from Signal Hill


  • Snacks and refreshments

Please note

  • The tour departs daily from stop 1 outside the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront between 5pm and 6pm 
  • Between 23 Sep 2017 and 8 Apr 2018, please use the 5pm shuttle service from stop 5 in Long Street to connect to the Sunset Bus at stop 1 at the V&A Waterfront
  • Please arrive 30 min before the departure time 
  • Please note this tour will not run on 11 March 2018 (Cape Town Cycle Tour)

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Tour times may vary. Please check timetable for details.

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Online Price: R110

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Take a scenic drive to Signal Hill where you can catch a magical Cape Town sunset and see the city lights below

  • 3 hour sunset tour
  • View the city lights by night
  • Spectacular sunset photo opportunity
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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.