Please note Johannesburg tours will not run on 24 September 2018 due to road closures from the FNB ONERUN. Services will resume as per schedule on 25 September 2018.

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Johannesburg Open Top Bus Tours

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 one-day adult red bus ticket. Hop on the City Tour that explores the heart of Joburg and Green Tour through the leafy suburbs around Zoo Lake stopping at all major attractions. The special is valid on weekends, school holidays and public holidays. 

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


  • 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


  • Entry fees to attractions

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Online Price: R470

3-for-1 Kids’ Special: 1-Day City Tour and Soweto Combo Best value

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

  • 3 hour live-guided tour
  • Valid for all hop-on, hop off tour loops
  • Green Tour
  • Joburg City Tour
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Online Price: R300

2-Day Ticket Best value

Hop on, hop off and explore Johannesburg's top attractions in two days on the open-top red bus

  • Audio commentary in 15 languages
  • Valid for all hop-on, hop off tour loops
  • Green Tour
  • Joburg City Tour
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Explore Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attractions on our tours

Apartheid Museum

An incredible building with interactive displays that tell the story of South Africa’s struggle history – a story of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity

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James Hall Museum of Transport

South Africa’s largest land transport museum, a favourite amongst children

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Zoo Lake

One of Jozi’s best picnic spots. Paddle across the man-made lake or relax in the shade of the many trees

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Johannesburg Zoo

See the Big Five in one location, meet the animals of the Amazon, get up close to many different species and swim with fish (without getting wet) at Joburg Zoo

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Origins Centre at Wits

Learn about the history of humankind from one of the best archaeology departments on the planet

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The Zone @ Rosebank

A fusion of fashion, food and entertainment and the best place to connect to City Sightseeing’s tours

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Extend your red bus experience — hop on a red minibus taxi for a unique trip to Soweto

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Frequently asked questions

You can hop on at any of the scheduled stops along the bus route, but we recommend you start your tour from The Zone @ Rosebank (stop 1) – the Gautrain station is walking distance and there's ample parking available if arriving by car.

No, a 1-day ticket is valid for an entire day, a 2-day ticket for two 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.

Stops along our routes are open most of the time but there are some exceptions – especially during the festive season.

You can hop on and off at The Zone @ Rosebank, Zoo Lake, Johannesburg Zoo, Carlton Centre, the Mining District Walk and Gold Reef City Casino Hotel (see the theme park dates below) 365 days a year. Here's a list of the rest of our stops and when they’re closed: 

  • Ditsong National Museum of Military History: Good Friday, 25 December
  • James Hall Museum of Transport: Every Monday, every third weekend of the month, 25 and 26 December
  • Constitution Hill: Good Friday, 25 and 26 December, 1 January. Closes at 3pm on 24 and 31 December
  • Apartheid Museum: Good Friday, 25 December, 1 January 
  • Gold Reef City Theme Park: Mondays and Tuesdays (except during Gauteng public school holidays), 25 December
  • SAB World of Beer – 25 December
  • Sci-Bono Discovery Centre – 25 December, 1 January and Good Friday
  • Origins Centre at Wits: 25 December to 4 January 
  • Braamfontein: Doubleshot coffee & tea – 16, 25 and 26 December, 1 January

Here’s a list of stops on the Soweto leg of our City Tour and Soweto Combo that are closed on certain days:

  • Mandela House: 25 December, 1 January
  • Hector Pieterson Museum: 25 December, 1 January
  • Sakhumzi Restaurant: 25 December, 1 January 
  • Vilakazi Street: 31 December

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.

If 1-day or 2-day tickets are purchased at one our of tour offices, they are valid for that day only, or for the next consecutive two days. If tickets are bought online, they are valid for 14 days from the date of purchase.  

There are three ways to buy tickets:

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

  • At our tour office at The Zone @ Rosebank

  • 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.

All our buses in Joburg are wheelchair friendly. If you're unsure or require assistance, please ask one of our friendly staff members to help you. 

No, the Soweto tour is only offered as a combo with our 1-day or 2-day ticket.

The first bus departs from Gold Reef City Casino Hotel (stop 13) at 10.05am and every 65 minutes thereafter until 3.20pm, which is the last departure.

We recommend you hop on the Green Tour at The Zone @ Rosebank (stop 1), switch over to the Johannesurg City Tour at Constituition Hill (stop 5) and switch to the minibus at Gold Reef City Casino Hotel (stop 13). 

The Soweto leg of the combo tour is two hours long. 

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