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Cape Town Mini Peninsula Tour

The Mini Peninsula Tour circles the back of Table Mountain, letting you take in the scenery of the mountain’s southern slopes, which include the beautiful gardens of Kirstenbosch, past the exquisite Constantia winelands and out of town towards charming Hout Bay, before heading back through the Atlantic Seaboard and into the city centre.

Best way to visit Cape Town peninsula and surrounds

  • Circular route, buses run regularly. For detailed times, view timetable for details or see the signage at each bus stop
  • 14 bus stops, hop on and hop off as you like
  • Total tour duration (with no hop-offs): approx. two hours, 15 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 Mini Peninsula Tour

  • Kirstenbosch Gardens
  • World of Birds
  • Imizamo Yethu Township

Experience the Imizamo Yethu Township Tour

Meet the locals at Imizamo Yethu Township and visit the Original T-Bag Design company (closed on Saturdays and Sundays). The Imizamo Yethu Township Tour runs seven days a week and will leave you with a sense of ubuntu – a South African term for essential human virtues, compassion and humanity. 

Where does the Cape Town Mini Peninsula Tour 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 Wine Tour? 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 11 March 2018 (Cape Town Cycle Tour) and  31 March 2018 (Two Oceans Marathon).

Stops legend

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Indicates Cape Town Mini Peninsula Tour stop number
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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.

4

Foreshore

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Lower Long Street, on the corner of Walter Sisulu Drive

Situated at the bottom of Lower Long Street, overlooking the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the Foreshore stop is amid the hustle and bustle of the city.

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.

15

Mount Nelson Hotel

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

76 Orange Street, Cape Town

The most iconic luxury hotel in Cape Town situated within a lush garden estate.

20

Kirstenbosch Gardens

Open daily, April-Aug: 8am-6pm, Sept-March: 8am-7pm

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Gate 1, Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town

R15-R60

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.

21

Constantia Nek

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Rhodes Drive, Cape Town (at the roundabout)

Hop off here and hop on the Wine Tour bus for a visit to three of Constantia’s finest estates.

22

World of Birds

Open daily 9am-4pm

3 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Valley Road, Hout Bay

R40-R85

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

23

Imizamo Yethu Township

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay

R45-R90

A township on the slopes of the picturesque seaside suburb of Hout Bay and home of Original T-Bag Designs where you can enjoy a free cup of tea. Take a guided walking tour for a unique on-the-ground township experience.

24

Mariner's Wharf

Mariner's Wharf: 9am-5.30pm, Wharfside Grill: 9am-9.30pm

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay

A harbour-front emporium with Cape Town’s best fish and chips, the popular Bay Harbour Market, boat trips and Pietie Boy the seal.

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.

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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

9:00am 3.40pm
4

Foreshore

Lower Long Street

9.07am 3.47pm
5

81 Long Street

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

9.12am 3.52pm
15

Mount Nelson Hotel

Corner Orange and Hatfield Road

9.17am 3.57pm
20

Kirstenbosch Gardens

Rhodes Drive (Gate 1)

9.40am 4.25pm
21

Constantia Nek

Wine Bus Tour change point

9.55am 5.25pm
22

World of Birds

Valley Road, Hout Bay (Closes at 4pm daily)

10.05am 5.35pm
23

Imizamo Yethu Township

Guided walking tours 7 days a week

10.10am 5.40pm
24

Mariner's Wharf

Hout Bay Harbour

10.30am 5.50pm
8

Camps Bay

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

9.23am 6.11pm
9

The President Hotel, Bantry Bay

Sea Point, corner Queens and Alexander Roads

9.33am 6.21pm
10

St John's Road, Sea Point

Corner Beach and St John’s Roads

9.38am 6.26pm
11

Winchester Mansions

Sea Point Beach Road

9.40am 6.28pm
12

Green Point and Urban Park

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

9.44am 6.32pm
1

V&A Waterfront

Our tour office, located outside the Two Oceans Aquarium

9.53am 6.36pm

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.

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Blue Route Pass

Save up to 30% on entrance fees with the Blue Route Pass

  • Includes the Classic red bus package
  • FREE entry to any three top attractions from a choice of 12 along the Mini Peninsula Tour
  • FREE entry to three attractions
  • Valid for all hop-on, hop off tour loops
  • Peninsula Tour to Kirstenbosch & Hout Bay
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Online Price: R380
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Deluxe Save over 45%

Save 45%! With over 30 stops you get the chance to see over 50 top attractions in Cape Town with the open-top red bus

  • FREE Seal & V&A Harbour Cruise OR Canal Cruise
  • FREE Sunset Bus Tour
  • FREE walking tours
  • 2 extra days on the bus to explore Cape Town (3 consecutive days)
  • Valid for all hop-on, hop off tour loops
  • City Tour to Table Mountain
  • Downtown Tour through the city
  • Constantia Valley Wine Bus
  • Peninsula Tour to Kirstenbosch & Hout Bay
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Online Price: R280
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Premium Best seller

Save 40%! With over 30 stops you get the chance to see over 50 top attractions in Cape Town with the open-top red bus

  • FREE Seal & V&A Harbour Cruise OR Canal Cruise
  • FREE Sunset Bus Tour
  • FREE walking tours
  • 1 extra day on the bus (2 consecutive days)
  • Valid for all hop-on, hop off tour loops
  • City Tour to Table Mountain
  • Downtown Tour through the city
  • Constantia Valley Wine Bus
  • Peninsula Tour to Kirstenbosch & Hout Bay
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Classic

With over 30 stops you get the chance to visit over 50 top attractions in Cape Town with the open-top red bus

  • FREE walking tours
  • Valid for all hop-on, hop off tour loops
  • City Tour to Table Mountain
  • Downtown Tour through the city
  • Constantia Valley Wine Bus
  • Peninsula Tour to Kirstenbosch & Hout Bay
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