See the best of Johannesburg with a 1- or 2-day combo including a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Johannesburg and a minibus tour of Soweto! Get to all the major attractions with a City Sightseeing tour aboard a double-decker bus, including the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill, getting out to explore on your own at any stop. In Soweto, get live commentary from a guide in the minibus as you see the main sights of Soweto, including Mandela House, Orlando Towers and FNB Soccer Stadium.
Visit top Johannesburg attractions during the hop-on hop-off tour
See Johannesburg at your own pace with a 1- or 2-day combination sightseeing ticket that includes a Johannesburg hop-on hop-off bus tour and a Soweto minibus tour with a guide.
Choose between a ticket valid for 1 or 2 days, valid after the first time you use it, so you can craft the exact itinerary you want based on the places in Johannesburg you want to see. The tours can be taken in any order you like.
Soweto Minibus Tour (2 hours):Meet your Soweto tour guide and minibus at the Gold Reef City bus stop in Johannesburg. Listen as your onboard guide explains the history of the area, including some of the most important events in the recent history of South Africa. En route, there are a few places where the minibus will stop so you can take photographs.
See the country’s biggest stadium, FNB Stadium, expanded for the 2010 World Cup. Learn about the community of Diep Kloof becoming integrated over the past few decades. Pass what was once the world’s largest hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, built during the Second World War. Just opposite sits one of the biggest and busiest taxi stands in Johannesburg, the Bara Taxi Rank.
See the Orlando Towers, one of the city symbols, and the Orlando Stadium. The latter was reportedly the first sports facility built specifically for black South Africans. Visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial to learn more about the Soweto Uprising of 1976.
Stop at Mandela House to learn more about the life story of South Africa’s former president. Mandela lived in this house, now a museum, from 1946-1962. The final stop on the Soweto tour is the Kliptown Open Air Museum in Walter Sisulu Square. This is where, in 1955, roughly 3,000 people gathered to adopt the Freedom Charter.
After transport back to Johannesburg, your minibus drops you off at Gold Reef City where the tour began.
City Sightseeing Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour (1.5-hour full-loop duration):Join the hop-on hop-off tour at any point along the bus route to see the highlights of Johannesburg. Admire the attractions from the open-air top of a double-decker bus while you listen to the audio commentary, including places like Ghandi Square and Constitution Hill. Get off at any stop to explore nearby sights like the skyscraper at Carlton Centre or the Apartheid Museum.
Ride the bus through its complete loop of 12 stops, a tour of roughly 1.5 hours, or hop on and off as many times as you like for the duration of your ticket. Consult the Itinerary section for a list of all the bus tour stops.