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Johannesburg Open Top Bus Tours

Sunday Sizzler

Save on Sundays with our online special for Johannesburg!

Sunday Sizzler means you spend a day on the red bus for less!

Sunday funday! Spend one day discovering Johannesburg’s tourist attractions and its most picturesque spots and attractions.

Hop on our Johannesburg Green Tour at Rosebank and explore the leafy suburbs around Zoo Lake stopping at all top attractions, including Zoo lake, the Johannesburg Zoo and the Military Museum, before reaching Constitution Hill.

Change here to the Red City Tour and continue your journey around the inner city visiting the “Roof of Africa” viewing deck on the 50th floor of the Carlton Center, the James Hall Museum of Transport, Gold Reef City Theme Park, the Apartheid Museum, the SAB World of Beer or the Origins Center at Wits before returning back to Constitution Hill and ultimately back to Rosebank.

You’ll soon see why Joburg is not only considered Africa’s economic playground but also one of the most wooded cities in the world.

Please note that terms and conditions apply. The Sunday Sizzler Special is available online only, for adults only and on Sundays only, and cannot be combined with any other special.


  • 13 exciting stops at main attractions  

  • Includes both tour loops! Hop on and off as many times as you like

  • On-board audio 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

  • Additional discounts and special deals negotiated just for you! See the back of your ticket


  • Entry fees to attractions

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Online Price: R160

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Hop on, hop off and save! Explore 13 top stops on the open-top red bus on Sundays

  • Only available online
  • Ticket valid for the full day
  • Audio commentary in 15 languages
  • Valid for all hop-on, hop off tour loops
  • Green Tour
  • Joburg City Tour
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Online Price: R280

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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Online Price: R530

2-Day City Tour and Soweto Combo Best value

Extend your red bus experience over 2 days to take in Soweto & the best of Joburg

  • 3 hour live-guided tour
  • Valid for all hop-on, hop off tour loops
  • Green Tour
  • Joburg City Tour
  • FREE Walking Tour
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Explore Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attractions on our tours

SAB World of Beer

Experience SAB World of Beer’s world-renowned beer tour

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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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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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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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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.