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Johannesburg City Tour

Discover Johannesburg in an informative, safe, convenient and fun way – aboard the big red bus! City Sightseeing's 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 City Tour and you can switch tours at Constitution Hill (stop 5). 

We also offer a City Tour and Soweto Combo, departing from Gold Reef City Casino Hotel (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 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 City Tour

  • The Apartheid Museum

  • SAB World of Beer (Newtown) 

  • Constitution Hill

Where does the Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg City Tour at Constitution Hill (stop 5). To hop on the the add-on tour to Soweto, switch over from the Johannesburg City Tour at Gold Reef City Casino Hotel (stop 13). 

Our buses follow a timetable that can also be found on our bus stop signs and brochure. 

Please note this tour will not run on 19 November 2017 947 (Cycle Challenge).

Stops legend

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Indicates Johannesburg City Tour stop number
5

Constitution Hill

Open daily from 9am-5pm, with the final tour departing at 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)

Corner of Kotze Street and Queens Road, Braamfontein (26°11'21.0"S 28°02'34.3"E)

R30 to R85

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)

On Main Street, between Sauer and Simmonds streets (26°12'25.6"S 28°02'20.7"E)

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-4.30pm), Saturdays and Sundays (9am-4.30pm, closed from 12pm to 1pm on weekends)
Closed on Mondays, Good Friday and 25 to 26 December 

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Pioneer Park, Rosettenville Road, La Rochelle (26°14'03.5"S 28°03'10.7"E

Free entry, donations appreciated 

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

13

Gold Reef City Casino Hotel

Casino: Open 24/7

Theme Park: Wednesdays to Sundays, 9:30am-5pm, Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

3 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Gold Reef City Casino, cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde (26°14'18.5"S 28°00'43.3"E)

Go for a ride in our theme park or an underground mine tour, or hop on our add-on trip to Soweto

14

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°14'13.4"S 28°00'36.1"E)

Adults R85; pensioners, university students and children R70

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

15

SAB World of Beer

Daily from 10am-6pm (from Tuesday to Saturday the last tour is at 5pm, on Sundays and Mondays the last tour is at 4pm)

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

Corner of Miriam Makeba and President streets, Newtown (26°12'13.6"S 28°01'59.9"E)

Beer tour:

  • Adults: R115
  • Pensioners and students with a valid student card: R105
  • Children under the age of 18: R40
  • School tours are available at R45 per pupil

Beer tasting: R105
Tour and beer tasting: R180
Tap Room entrance fee: R40

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

16

Origins Centre at Wits

Mondays to Saturdays (incl. public holidays) from 10am-5pm, closed on Sundays

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Corner of Yale Road and Enoch Sontonga Avenue, Wits University, Braamfontein (26°11'36.5"S 28°01'44.0"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)

Corner Melle and Jorissen streets, Braamfontein (26°11'33.6"S 28°02'09.6"E)

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

5

Constitution Hill

Open daily from 9am-5pm, with the final tour departing at 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)

Corner of Kotze Street and Queens Road, Braamfontein (26°11'21.0"S 28°02'34.3"E)

R30 to R85

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

Joburg Timetable

Joburg Timetable

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5

Constitution Hill

Constitution Square

9.45am 3.55pm
10

Mining District Walk

On Main Street, between Sauer and Simmonds Streets

9.55am 4.05pm
11

Carlton Centre

New Street

10.00am 4.10pm
12

James Hall Museum of Transport

Turf Road

10.10am 4.20pm
13

Gold Reef City Casino Hotel

Ormonde

10.30am 4:40pm
14

Apartheid Museum

Ormonde

10.35am 4.45pm
15

SAB World of Beer

Corner of Miriam Makeba and Jeppe Street

10.53am 5.03pm
16

Origins Centre at Wits

Yale & Enoch Sontonga Avenue

11.01am 5.11pm
17

The Grove, Braamfontein

Melle Street

11.06am 5.16pm
5

Constitution Hill

Constitution Square

11.10am 5.20pm

Our buses run at regular intervals. Please note buses depart earlier on weekends, public and school holidays. For detailed times, see this timetable or the signage at each bus stop.

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  • Audio commentary in 15 languages
  • Valid for all hop-on, hop off tour loops
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  • Audio commentary in 15 languages
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