The Mother City sure packs a lot in. Between the mountains and the sea, from Robben Island to Cape Point – the attractions are plentiful. The Hop On – Hop Off City Sightseeing Bus provides a scenic introduction for first timers in Cape Town and those who cannot get enough of the stunning views around the peninsula.

How Does It Work?

The City Sightseeing Tours are only an incredibly scenic drive, they are also one of the most convenient and flexible ways to commute between Cape Town’s most popular sights. The open-top double decker bus frequents all stops at regular intervals making it easy to explore Cape Town at your own pace. You can buy a ticket for 1 or 2 days to use the City Route as well as the Peninsula Tour. Tickets are available on the bus, at the ticket offices or you can buy tickets online.

Ticket Prices: 1 Day for R110, 2 Days for R210

Red City Tour to Table Mountain

This tour features all the highlights within the city including the V&A Waterfront, the District Six Museum and the Castle of Good Hope. The scenic highlights of this tour are Table Mountain and the famous beach of Camps Bay. The stops on the Red City Tour are:

Constantia Winelands and Table Mountain

  1. Two Oceans Aquarium
  2. The Clock Tower (Waterfront)
  3. Cape Town International Convention Centre
  4. Cape Town Tourism
  5. St. Gorge’s Mall
  6. South African Museum
  7. Mount Nelson Hotel
  8. SA Jewish Museum
  9. District Six Museum
  10. The Castle of Good Hope
  11. Gold Museum
  12. Jewel Africa
  13. Table Mountain Cable Way
  14. Camps Bay
  15. President Hotel
  16. Sea Point
  17. Winchester Mansions

The Bus frequents these stops every 15min allowing you to explore multiple sights in a day.

Blue Mini Peninsula Tour

The Peninsula Tour is probably one of the most scenic drives in the world. Starting at the V&W Waterfront this tour takes you past the lush Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens into the picturesque fishing harbour of Hout Bay and winds its way back along the scenic Atlantic coastline. A highlight is the free extension of this trip into the Winelands of Constantia, where you can visit the estates of Groot Constantia and Eagle’s Nest, which are steeped in wine making tradition. Other stops on the Mini Peninsula Tour include:

Kirstenbosch

  1. Two Oceans Aquarium
  2. The Clock Tower (V&A Waterfront)
  3. Cape Town International Convention Centre
  4. Cape Town Tourism
  5. Mount Nelson Hotel
  6. Kirstenbosch Gardens
  7. Wine Tour of Constantia
  8. World of Birds
  9. Imizamo Yethu Township
  10. Mariner’s Wharf (Hout Bay)
  11. Camps Bay
  12. President Hotel
  13. Sea Point
  14. Winchester Mansions

Visitors will be able to catch a bus every 25min at any of the stops above.

All New: The Canal Cruise

Explore the Waterfront Canal on this half-hour boat tour. For R50 per adult you will get a new perspective on the Two Oceans Aquarium, One&Only, City Lodge, Harbour Ridge, Westin and the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The Hop On – Hop Off  principle applies to the boat as well and for and extra R20 you can make this cruise a return journey.