Cape Town Downtown Tour

If you've taken the red bus to Table Mountain already and are keen to visit the cultural and historical landmarks in Cape Town, hop on the Downtown Tour at our Long Street Office.

Best way to explore downtown Cape Town

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

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

  • Total tour duration (with no hop-offs): approx. 30 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 Downtown Tour

Visit Table Mountain then explore the inner city

Do the City Tour to Table Mountain, and then switch to the Downtown Tour at our Long Street stop to check out Cape Town’s variety of museums and cultural hot spots.

Where does the Cape Town Downtown 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.

Please note this tour will not run on 2 January 2019 (Cape Minstrels Carnival) and 10 March 2019 (Cape Town Cycle Tour). 

Stops legend

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Indicates Cape Town Downtown Tour stop number
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

13

St. George's Cathedral

Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm, Saturday: 8am-noon, Sunday sermons: 7am, 8am, 9.30am and 7pm

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

5 Wale Street, Cape Town

14

South African Museum

Daily 10am-5pm (closed on Workers Day and Christmas Day)

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

25 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town

R15 - R30

15

Mount Nelson Hotel

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

76 Orange Street, Cape Town

16

SA Jewish Museum

Sunday-Thursday: 10am-5pm, Friday: 10am-2pm, open on public holidays, closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

88 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town

R30-R60

17

District Six Museum

Mondays to Saturdays: 9am-4pm

40 minutes (recommended time to explore this stop)

25a Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

R5-R55

18

Castle of Good Hope

9am-4pm daily (closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day)

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Corner of Darling and Buitenkant Streets, Cape Town

R5-R30

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

Cape Town timetable (PDF)

Cape Town timetable (PDF)

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5

81 Long Street

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

8.45am 5.40pm
13

St. George's Cathedral

Queen Victoria Street

8.49am 5.44pm
14

South African Museum

Queen Victoria Street

8.51am 5.46pm
15

Mount Nelson Hotel

Corner Orange and Hatfield Road

8.53am 5.48pm
16

SA Jewish Museum

Hatfield Road (Closed Fridays from 14h00, Saturdays and Jewish Holidays)

8.55pm 5.50pm
17

District Six Museum

Corner Buitenkant and Albertus Streets (closed Sundays)

8.58am 5.53pm
18

Castle of Good Hope

Opposite Grand Parade

9.10am 6.03pm
5

81 Long Street

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

9.20am 6.13pm

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.