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The Blue Route Pass is a one-day red bus ticket, plus FREE entry to three of Cape Town’s top attractions along our Mini Peninsula Tour. It gives locals and visitors the opportunity to create their own travel itinerary with our open-top, double-decker red buses.  

Blue Route Pass – the best way to visit the Cape Peninsula and your favourite attractions

  • Circular route; buses run regularly. See timetable for details
  • 14 bus stops; hop on and hop off as you like
  • Total tour duration (with no hop-offs): around two hours, 15 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

Take your pick of three of these attractions

Your Blue Route Pass is your ticket to enjoying these exciting experiences and will be validated at every stop.

Where to buy your Blue Route Pass

Buy your Blue Route Pass online or at one of our tour offices – the V&A Waterfront (stop 1) or 81 Long Street (stop 5). The pass is valid on the day of purchase, and costs R395 per adult and R195 per child (aged 4 to 17).

Where does the Mini Peninsula Tour start?

A Blue Route Pass allows you to hop on and hop off our Mini Peninsula Tour, so you can start your double-decker experience at any of our stops. Select the “Map” tab above to zoom in and explore the route, or download a printable PDF map here.

Stops legend

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Indicates Cape Town Blue Route Pass stop number
1

V&A Waterfront

Waterfront: 9am-9pm
Aquarium: 9.30am-6pm

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Aquarium tickets: R66-R138

As one of Africa’s most visited destinations the V&A Waterfront offers an abundance of unforgettable experiences. It’s also home to one of our ticket offices and the Harbour Cruise.

4

Foreshore

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Lower Long Street, on the corner of Walter Sisulu Drive

Situated at the bottom of Lower Long Street, overlooking the Cape Town International Convention Centre, the Foreshore stop is amid the hustle and bustle of the city.

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

Home to one of our ticket offices. Enjoy great coffee and snacks and visit our Travel Depot, a new information and booking hub showcasing the best travel experiences the Cape has to offer.

15

Mount Nelson Hotel

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

76 Orange Street, Cape Town

The most iconic luxury hotel in Cape Town situated within a lush garden estate.

20

Kirstenbosch Gardens

Open daily, April-Aug: 8am-6pm, Sept-March: 8am-7pm

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Gate 1, Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town

R15-R60

One of the truly great botanical gardens of the world, located on the slopes of Table Mountain and showcasing South Africa’s six different biomes.

21

Constantia Nek

Wait 25-35 minutes for the Purple Wine Tour bus to take you to stop 25, Groot Constantia (recommended time to explore this stop)

Rhodes Drive, Cape Town (at the roundabout)

Hop off here and hop on the Wine Tour bus for a visit to three of Constantia’s finest estates.

22

World of Birds

Open daily 9am-5pm

3 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Valley Road, Hout Bay

R40-R85

The largest bird park in Africa and home to over 3 000 birds (as well as baboons, meerkats, monkeys, marmosets and more).

23

Imizamo Yethu Township

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay

R40-R80

A township on the slopes of the picturesque seaside suburb of Hout Bay and home of Original T-Bag Designs where you can enjoy a free cup of tea. Take a guided walking tour for a unique on-the-ground township experience.

24

Mariner's Wharf

Mariner's Wharf: 9am-5.30pm, Wharfside Grill: 9am-9.30pm

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay

A harbour-front emporium with Cape Town’s best fish and chips, the popular Bay Harbour Market, boat trips and Pietie Boy the seal.

8

Camps Bay

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town

Camps Bay is a cosmopolitan and trendy beachfront suburb with top restaurants and bars. The stop is located opposite the luxurious Bay Hotel.

9

The President Hotel, Bantry Bay

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Protea Hotel President, 4 Alexander Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town

Situated in Bantry Bay, between the iconic Lion’s Head and the Atlantic Ocean.

10

St John's Road, Sea Point

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Corner Beach & St. John’s Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

Find yourself at the scenic seaside promenade, where you can take a short stroll to the next bus stop at Winchester Mansions or simply look out at the horizon and enjoy the fresh sea air.

11

Winchester Mansions

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

221 Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

Situated at the Sea Point promenade with beautiful seaside views of the Atlantic Ocean.

12

Green Point and Urban Park

Park times: 7am-7pm daily

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Bay Road, Green Point, Cape Town

Free of charge

Explore the country’s oldest working lighthouse, and visit the family-friendly Urban Park and world-class Cape Town Stadium.

1

V&A Waterfront

Waterfront: 9am-9pm
Aquarium: 9.30am-6pm

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Aquarium tickets: R66-R138

As one of Africa’s most visited destinations the V&A Waterfront offers an abundance of unforgettable experiences. It’s also home to one of our ticket offices and the Harbour Cruise.

Cape Town timetable (PDF)

Cape Town timetable (PDF)

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1

V&A Waterfront

Our tour office, located outside the Two Oceans Aquarium

9.00am 3.40pm
4

Foreshore

Lower Long Street

9.07am 3.47pm
5

81 Long Street

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

9.12am 3.52pm
15

Mount Nelson Hotel

Corner Orange and Hatfield Road

9.17am 3.57pm
20

Kirstenbosch Gardens

Rhodes Drive (Gate 1)

9.40am 4.20pm
21

Constantia Nek

Wine Bus Tour change point

9.55am 5.25pm
22

World of Birds

Valley Road, Hout Bay (Closes at 4pm daily)

10.05am 5.35pm
23

Imizamo Yethu Township

Guided walking tours 7 days a week

10.10am 5.40pm
24

Mariner's Wharf

Hout Bay Harbour

10.30am 5.50pm
8

Camps Bay

Victoria Road opposite the Bay Hotel

9.23am 6.11pm
9

The President Hotel, Bantry Bay

Sea Point, corner Queens and Alexander Roads

9.33am 6.21pm
10

St John's Road, Sea Point

Corner Beach and St John’s Roads

9.38am 6.26pm
11

Winchester Mansions

Sea Point Beach Road

9.40am 6.28pm
12

Green Point and Urban Park

‘Moaning Minnie’ Lighthouse & access to Green Point Urban Park & Cape Town Stadium

9.44am 6.32pm
1

V&A Waterfront

Our tour office, located outside the Two Oceans Aquarium

9.53am 6.36pm

Buses are available all day, every day. View timetable here. For detailed times, see the signage at each bus stop.

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