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Check out the city streets and popular sights of Cape Town on this open-top, double-decker bus tour. Enjoy the convenience of hop-on hop-off service and choose from two routes that make exploring this coastal city a breeze. Select a one day option for a time-crunched tour, or opt for two days and enjoy a nighttime bus tour, wine tour and canal cruise as part of the experience. 


  • 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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City Sightseeing Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Cape Town City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

This City sightseeing Cape Town hop-on hop-off tour showcases the best of this South African coastal gem. Enjoy the convenience and easy-access of an open-top, double-decker bus as you check out all of the Cape Town highlights.

A one-day ticket is the perfect option for travelers with limited time and can be used for buses two routes: the red and blue lines. The Red Route Tour showcases 12 city highlights, including the Table Mountain Cableway, Camps Bay Beach and the Two Oceans Aquarium. The Blue Route includes 14 stops, like the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Winchester Mansion. Travelers who opt for the Blue Route can also enjoy a tour of the oldest wine-making region is the country.

Travelers with a bit more time can opt for the two-day ticket, which includes the addition of an evening tour. Visitors will see the stunning Cape Town sunset over the Atlantic during the included canal cruise. 

This popular tour is easy to personalize, since travelers can hop on or off the bus as many times as they choose. Buses depart from select stops every 15 minutes on the Red Route and every 20 minutes on the Blue Route, insuring the possibility of hitting all of Cape Town’s landmarks and destinations on this one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive journey.

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Customer Reviews

tinark USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great opportunity to see Cape Town and to reach all the wonderful destinations around the city.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Truly the best way to visit Cape Town city and surrounding area cultural, historical and scenic highlights. Timely within 5 min from posted times and efficient.

Shari S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

We love the Hop-On-Hop Off Bus tours! We have taken them in London, Paris and NYC. The tour in Cape Town was great, the audio was easy to follow, and riding up top on a beautiful day was a good way to recover from jet lag and review the city. We 'hopped off at Camps Bay crossed the street and enjoyed a glass of wine - okay a bottle! After a walk on the beach we hopped on the next bus and finished the tour.

Leslie M K USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This is the best way to be introduced to Cape Town. You see more and get more useful information than you might get from a private tour. The bus is also a great way to get around the city for the locals! On my first ride I ran into a bridal shower party going to Table Mountain and had a wonderful time with the women who made me feel at home. The free tours of the old part of Cape Town were very well done and fun. Don't miss this !

Daniel V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great trips on both bus routes that we took. Good way to relax after busy sightseeing days and get off at your leisure. Only down side was the child ticket we purchased was not necessary as child tickets were included with the adult tickets and were free. Staff in the office and on the busses were very friendly and were very helpful.

Stephen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Perfect way to see Cape Town and meet its residents on a beautiful sunny day!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Had limited time in Cape Town, the Hop on Hop off is the best way to see the highlights of what Cape Town has to offer

Jo Lynn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very convenient way to see the city and stop at the sites. After using CT hop on hop off, we are a big believer that using this service is a great and reasonable option. One note that the blue route shuts down early so plan your routes accordingly.

Michelle K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a fantastic way to see Cape Town. The 2 day pass gave us time to take all 3 routes around and in the city, and get off at various points of interest. The commentary was excellent, easy to understand and very informative. Wonderful views from the top deck - but take a jacket, it can get breezy even on warm days and remember the sunscreen. Would highly recommend to people travelling to Cape Town.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Good way of getting around the city

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