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  • Location:Cape Town, South Africa
  • Duration:Varies

City Sightseeing Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Explore the best of Cape Town’s world-famous attractions aboard an open-top, double-decker City Sightseeing bus! With two routes to choose from, this hop-on hop-off tour of Cape Town is the easiest way to get around the city and see all the sights in just one or two days. Also included in the two-day pass are a wine tour, a nighttime bus tour to see the famous Cape Town sunset over the Atlantic Ocean and a Canal Cruise.

Highlights

  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour of Cape Town in an open-top, double-decker bus
  • Set your own itinerary and explore Cape Town at your own pace with two route choices
  • Full commentary provided as you see the city's top attractions
  • Sightseeing pass valid for 1 or 2 full days
  • Free wine tour in the historic winelands
  • Free nighttime tour to see the sunset (with the two-day ticket only)

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What You Can Expect

City Sightseeing Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Cape Town City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Bustling and beautiful, with a wealth of attractions, Cape Town has a lot to see – get around town easily and conveniently on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and interesting commentary, this open-top, double-decker City Sightseeing bus tour is the ideal way to explore the multitude of sights around Cape Town at your own pace.

The one day ticket allows you to enhance your experience of this remarkable city and can be used for both Red and Blue Route.

The Red Route City Tour has 12 stops, including the Two Oceans Aquarium, Table Mountain Cableway and Camps Bay Beach. The Blue Route Peninsula Tour has 14 stops, including Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, World of Birds and Winchester Mansions. The Blue Route includes a free wine tour in the oldest wine-making region in South Africa.

When you purchase the two-day ticket, you’ll get a free night tour that includes Cape Town’s famous sunset over the Atlantic Ocean and a Hop-on Hop-off Canal Cruise.

You can hop on and off as many times as you like, allowing you to set your own pace and see the attractions you want. Each route takes approximately two hours. Buses depart from each stop every 15 on the Red Route and every 20 minutes on the Blue Route.

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Itinerary

Red Route - city tour with a stop at the Table Mountain Cableway:
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
  • The Clock Tower
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre
  • Long Street
  • Jewel Africa
  • Table Mountain Cableway
  • Camps Bay
  • President Hotel
  • Sea Point
  • Winchester Mansions Hotel
  • Green Point
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
Blue Route - mini peninsula tour with free access to the Constantia Winelands tour:
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Foreshore
  • Long Street
  • Mount Nelson Hotel
  • Kirstenbosch Gardens
  • Constantia Nek Wine Stop
  • World of Birds
  • Imizamo Yethu Township
  • Mariner's Wharf
  • Camps Bay
  • President Hotel
  • St John's Road
  • Winchester Mansions
  • Green Point

Customer Reviews

Kathleen K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

We had been to Cape Town before and driven around the city. This time we decided to try the Hop-On Hop-Off buses. We saw so much more from the bus tours. We did all 4 routes completely These buses are the best way to get an overal view of a city.

Volita J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

excellent experience

David John B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent value. The commentary was very precise. Perfect.

James L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We bought the 2 day pass and did many of the offered activities. We only did one of the walking tours and, although the guide was good, there were 50 people, which is way too many to hear what the guide was saying. Otherwise, the Hop-On Hop-Off bus was a great value and we would recommend it.

robharper_30

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent tour. Well worth doing.

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great way to see the city and surrounding area and good value for money.
Beware of the waiting time at table mountain when we went up it was 2 hours if you had a ticket and 4 hours without one... Needless to say we didn't wait.
We also did the free walking tour of the 6th district which I enjoyed, there was not much to see but the guide painted a great picture... Be prepared to give big tips as this is how they make there money

kathleen m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

I booked two days' ticket and wished I had more time to enjoy the stops....... Accidentally jumped on the blue tour when was intending to join the red tour - but was easily rectified with the help of the friendly staff on board and had the added bonus of then enjoying the yellow tour.
The blue tour was enjoyable on day two but was longer than anticipated so only just squeaked in to do the Robben Island tour at 1pm - Plan ahead folks !!

Bob Plate USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This Hop-On-Hop- Off Tour is about as good as it gets. We have done these in major cities all over the World and this is the best yet.

Christine C Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The Hop on Hop Off Tour in Cape Town was excellent, we only wish we had more time to see more things, but we decided to head straight to the Table Mountain stop and after the weather had cleared and we made it to the top, it left the rest of the day some what short for us to stop at the Wineries. All in all, we felt safe and the commentary was excellent and informative. We took our voucher to the ticket booth and once again Viator was on the money, everthing went like clockwork

Francine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We enjoyed the day so much. We took the blue linewhich took us to the township. The hour long tour is something we will never forget. If you are ever in Capetown make sure you add this bus to the itinerary

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