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Cape Town City Tour to Table Mountain

The City Tour to Table Mountain is our flagship tour in Cape Town. It provides the easiest and most convenient way to visit the Table Mountain Cableway and it offers a great introduction to Cape Town’s City Bowl, as well as Camps Bay and the Atlantic Seaboard. 

Best way to visit Cape Town City and Table Mountain 

  • Circular route, buses run regularly. For detailed times, view timetable or see the signage at each bus stop

  • 11 bus stops, hop on and hop off as you like

  • Total tour duration (with no hop-offs): approx. 90 minutes

  • ​Commentary in 15 languages (English, Afrikaans, Arabic, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Zulu) and a special channel for kids

Best things to see on the Cape Town City Tour to Table Mountain

Buy your ticket for Table Mountain Cableway

Skip the ticket queue at the Table Mountain Cableway and buy your Cableway ticket at one of our tour offices or on the red bus. 

Where does the City Tour to Table Mountain start?

A red bus ticket allows you to hop on and hop off on all our tours so you can start your double-decker experience at any of our stops.

Tickets can be bought at our tour offices, online at a discounted rate, or from the bus driver.

Select the 'Map' tab above to zoom in and explore the route, or download a printable PDF map here.

Explore Cape Town on the red bus

Why not explore the City Tour to Table Mountain and the Mini Peninsula Tour with the added Constantia Valley Wine Bus? If you have time, go on the Downtown Tour too through the City! And how about a free walking tour in between? Your ticket gives you access to all these tours.

Here's a video on what to expect when you hop on the red bus in Cape Town. 

Please note on 1 January 2018 there will be no service at stop 8 and stop 9 after 12pm. 

This tour will not run on 2 January 2018 (Cape Minstrels Carnival) and 11 March 2018 (Cape Town Cycle Tour). 

Stops legend

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Indicates Cape Town City Tour to Table Mountain stop number
1

V&A Waterfront

Waterfront: 9am-9pm
Aquarium: 9.30am-6pm

Festive season trading hours:

Aquarium: 9am-7pm

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

As one of Africa’s most visited destinations the V&A Waterfront offers an abundance of unforgettable experiences. It’s also home to one of our ticket offices and the Harbour Cruise.

2

The Clock Tower

Open daily: 9am-4pm

Festive season: 
Fri-Sun: 9am-7pm
Mon-Thurs: 9am-4pm 

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Clock Tower Precinct, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Free entry

Located opposite the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island, this red-and-white building is known for its Victorian Gothic-style architecture.

3

Cape Town International Convention Centre

Daily, 8am-12pm

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town

Free of charge (fees for individual events apply)

The CTICC hosts world-class conferences and events, catering to the interests of locals, tourists and businesspeople alike.

5

81 Long Street

Open every day of the year 9am-5pm

30 minutes (recommended time to explore this stop)

81 Long Street, Cape Town

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.

6

Jewel Africa

Mondays to Fridays: 9am-7.30pm
 Saturdays and public holidays: 9am-5.30pm 
Sundays: 4pm-7pm

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

170 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town

Free entry

Located in the historic Bo-Kaap, within walking distance of the Bo-Kaap Museum, Jewel Africa offers red bus ticket holders a free diamond and tanzanite experience.

7

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Opening and closing times change throughout the year – check the website for current opening hours and operating status

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Lower Cable Station, Tafelberg Road, Cape Town

R125-R255

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.

8

Camps Bay

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town

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.

9

The President Hotel, Bantry Bay

30 minutes (recommended time to explore this stop)

Protea Hotel President, 4 Alexander Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town

Situated in Bantry Bay, between the iconic Lion’s Head and the Atlantic Ocean.

10

St John's Road, Sea Point

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Corner Beach & St. John’s Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

Find yourself at the scenic seaside promenade, where you can take a short stroll to the next bus stop at Winchester Mansions or simply look out at the horizon and enjoy the fresh sea air.

11

Winchester Mansions

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

221 Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

Situated at the Sea Point promenade with beautiful seaside views of the Atlantic Ocean.

12

Green Point and Urban Park

Park times: 7am-7pm daily

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Bay Road, Green Point, Cape Town

Free of charge

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

1

V&A Waterfront

Waterfront: 9am-9pm
Aquarium: 9.30am-6pm

Festive season trading hours:

Aquarium: 9am-7pm

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

As one of Africa’s most visited destinations the V&A Waterfront offers an abundance of unforgettable experiences. It’s also home to one of our ticket offices and the Harbour Cruise.

Cape Town timetable (PDF)

Cape Town timetable (PDF)

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1

V&A Waterfront

Our tour office, located outside the Two Oceans Aquarium

8.20am 5.15pm
2

The Clock Tower

Opposite the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island

8.25am 5.20pm
3

Cape Town International Convention Centre

Foreshore

8.30am 5.25pm
5

81 Long Street

Our tour office at 81 Long Street, your gateway to central Cape Town and Greenmarket Square

8.40am 6.15pm
6

Jewel Africa

Jewel Africa specialises in only the finest handmade jewellery. Custom or personalised pieces can be made on site. Buitengracht Street (FREE diamond tour)

8.46am 6.21pm
7

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (open weather permitting)

9.08am 6.33pm
8

Camps Bay

Home to one of our ticket offices located just outside the luxurious Bay Hotel on Victoria Road.

9.23am 7.00pm
9

The President Hotel, Bantry Bay

Sea Point, corner Queens and Alexander Roads

9.33am 7.10pm
10

St John's Road, Sea Point

Corner Beach and St John’s Roads

9.38am 7.15pm
11

Winchester Mansions

Sea Point Beach Road

9.40am 7.17pm
12

Green Point and Urban Park

‘Moaning Minnie’ Lighthouse & access to Green Point Urban Park & Cape Town Stadium

9.44am 7.21pm
1

V&A Waterfront

Our tour office, located outside the Two Oceans Aquarium

9.53am 7:30pm

Buses are available all day, every day. Please note that over the certain periods, buses depart up to an hour earlier. For detailed times, view timetable here or see the signage at each bus stop.

Please note: the tour terminates at Stop 1 (by request at Stop 5).

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