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Discover Johannesburg in an informative, safe, convenient and fun way – aboard the big red bus! City Sightseeing's Red City Tour shows you the city like you've never seen it before and takes you to all of Jozi's hottest spots.

You only need one ticket for the Green Tour and the Red City Tour and you can switch tours at Constitution Hill (stop 5)

We also offer a Red City Tour and Soweto Combo, departing from the Apartheid Museum (stop 13), which takes you to a rich and vibrant area south of Joburg that is full of history and culture.

Best way to visit Johannesburg City

  • The Red City Tour is a circular route with buses running at regular intervals (see timetable)
  • 9 bus stops, hop on and hop off as you like
  • Although your City Sightseeing ticket gets you a discount at several of the stops, entrance and tour fees are not included
  • Total tour duration (with no hop-offs): approx. 1.5 hours
  • Commentary in 15 languages (English, Afrikaans, Arabic, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Zulu) plus a special channel for kids

Best things to see on the Johannesburg Red City Tour

Where does the Johannesburg Red City Tour start? 

To make the most out of your one-day ticket, we advise hopping on the Green Tour at our ticket office at The Zone @ Rosebank (stop 1) and switching to the Red City Tour at Constitution Hill (Stop 5). 

Our buses follow a timetable that can also be found on our bus stop signs and brochure. You can also buy a ticket for the add-on tour to Soweto, which can only be done in conjunction with the Red City Tour, and hop onto the red minibus taxi to this vibrant township at stop 13. 

Download a printable PDF map here.

Stops legend

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Indicates Johannesburg Red City Tour stop number
5

Constitution Hill

Open daily from 9am-4pm, closes at 3pm on 24 and 31 December (closed on Good Friday, 25 and 26 December and 1 January) 

1-2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

11 Kotze Street, Braamfontein (26°11'25.3"S 28°02'33.6"E)

R15-R55

A celebration of democracy, including a not-to-be-missed guided tour through prison life

10

Mining District Walk

30-60 minutes (recommended time to explore this stop)

Main Street

Art, sculptures, sidewalk cafés and the fascinating history of mining

11

Carlton Centre

Open daily from 9.30am-3.30pm 

30 minutes (recommended time to explore this stop)

119 Main Street, Johannesburg CBD (26°12'20.2"S 28°02'47.8"E)

R15 per person

The tallest building in Africa

12

James Hall Museum of Transport

Tuesdays to Fridays (9am-5pm), Saturdays and Sundays (9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm)
Closed on Mondays, every third weekend of the month, 25 to 26 December 

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Pioneer Park, Rosettenville Road, La Rochelle (26°14'01.7"S 28°03'13.4"E

Free entry, donations appreciated 

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

13

Apartheid Museum

Daily from 9am-5pm (closed on Good Friday, 25 December and 1 January). No guided tours on Mondays. 

2-3 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Northern Parkway and Gold Reef Road, Ormonde (26°14'16.4"S 28°00'30.2"E)

R30-R75

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

14

Newtown Precinct

1-2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Miriam Makeba Street (26°12'15.3"S 28°02'00.1"E)

Experience SAB World of Beer’s world-renowned beer tour or take the kids to Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, the best place for them to explore and learn

15

Newtown Junction Mall

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Miriam Makeba Street 

Located in Jozi’s arts and culture precinct, it’s bringing life back to the CBD with easy access to the Market Theatre and Museum Africa

16

Origins Centre at Wits

Daily from 10am-5pm, closed from 25 December 2015 to 4 January 2016

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Corner of Yale Road and Enoch Sontonga Avenue, Wits University, Braamfontein (26°11'36.6"S 28°01'44.2"E)

R40-R80

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

17

The Grove, Braamfontein

1-2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

17 Melle Street, Braamfontein (26°11'38.6"S 28°02'08.9"E)

Joburg’s hip city centre, not to be missed on Saturdays

Joburg Timetable

Joburg Timetable

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5

Constitution Hill

Constitution Square

9.45am 3.55pm
10

Mining District Walk

Corner of Fox and Ferreira Street

10am 4.10pm
11

Carlton Centre

New Street

10.10am 4.20pm
12

James Hall Museum of Transport

Turf Road

10.20am 4.30pm
13

Apartheid Museum

Ormonde

10.35am 5.10pm
14

Newtown Precinct

Corner of Miriam Makeba and Jeppe Street

10.53am 5.28pm
15

Newtown Junction Mall

Newtown Junction Mall

10.55am 5.30pm
16

Origins Centre at Wits

Yale & Enoch Sontonga Avenue

11.01am 5.36pm
17

The Grove, Braamfontein

Melle Street

11.06am 5.41pm

Our buses run at regular intervals. For detailed times, see this timetable or the signage at each bus stop.

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