Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the City Sightseeing Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
GREAT way to get an overview of the city without spending a fortune!!!
I did the hop-on hop-off tour in Cape Town for 5 days straight on my second visit to the city and couldn't wait to get on the bus each morning. You see everything, and the drivers and hostesses are very accommodating. Be sure to schedule time at Hout Bay to see the crazy seals, and the World of Birds to see the amusing residents. I couldn't have seen most of the sights without this bus, because cabs are very expensive in Cape Town.
Great experience and an easy way to see such an interesting city. The 2-day ticket makes it an inexpensive way to see/visit a lot of the main attractions, such as: Tabletop Mountain, Waterfront, museums, downtown, green market, botanical garden, beach areas, vineyards/go wine tasting, etc.
Taxis for tourists are expensive in Cape Town, and they don't take credit cards like cabs in other cities throughout the world. Therefore, the hop-on hop-off tour bus is the best way to get around and see everything in Cape Town and the surrounding area. The drivers and the hosts/hostesses on board are friendly and welcoming. They adhere to an exact (printed) schedule, so the "big red bus" is reliable. You can get off anywhere then catch another bus that suits your schedule, or simply spend the day riding the Red or Blue line, or both. With both routes, you see the downtown area, the majestic mountains, stunning beaches, and the V and A Waterfront. If you have time, buy the 2-day ticket, which includes a calming canal cruise in Cape Town past condos of the rich and famous., .I just spent 8 full days in Cape Town and rode the bus for 5 days. I miss the big red bus as much as I miss the city and it's people.
Did the red route. Nicely covered the Cape Town area. Informative driver. Short wait for buses.
As it was some 40 years since last visiting Cape Town this was an excellent way to see the whole of the city and to pick out just which areas we wanted to give more time to. Excellent value for money.
Excellent way to expereince the city and get a good introduction into the various highlights.
Just excellent and a must do for anyone travelling to Cape Town, excellent value!
The best thing the I could have done was for me and my family troupe to hop on to the bus and tour CT. Save us a ton of time, garmin frustration and was a enjoyable experience.
Absolutelly fantastic. Great tour. For sure i'll recommend it to all my friends. Cheers! Marco Pereira
Excellent Tour - would recommend to anyone. The only trouble was our voucher from Viator did not work on their computers but we were lucky enough that the ticket office honoured the voucher. I trust this does not happen to evryone.
Very informative tour, well worth doing to get your bearings with your surroundings and the city.
We are Cape Townians and still enjoyed the trip; We bought the picnic baskets at Kirstenbosch. Great idea. We also swam at Campsbay, which was cold as it usually is. Skipped on the High Tea at the Mount Nelson. No parking hassles. We have already recommended it to friends (South Africans). All in all it made for a great day, even the kids enjoyed it.
Very good way of transport all around the city, beside the sight seeing
For the transportation alone it was well worth it! I enjoyed being a tourist on the bus in my own country, the sights visited are relevant and worth visiting! The conductors on the bus were friendly. Well done Cape Town, 2010 here we come!
Don't miss this tour! You can sit inside the tour bus or up on top, which we were able to tolerate even in winter. You will be supplied with headphones to hear the tour guide's commentary. The stops provided nice variety for all interests, and you will gain a good overview of the Cape Town area.
This a great way to familiarise yourself with the city and its surroundings. We found there were plenty of buses coming along all the time so you didn't need to wait long.
Quick intro and overview of the city. Do it once and complete it, then do it again on other days and hop on and off to explore. Excellent mode of transport. Must do tour! Nice pace, with opportunity for photos along the way. Enjoy the view from the top deck!
When ever we travel to a new international city we always make a point of using this type of transportation to get around the town and see the sights. It allows for a lot of flexibility to stop and spend as much or as little amount of time that you want at any stop.
Very good. Just the extras like the township tour that are quite pricey. I feel there should be a separate price for local people like us.