City Sightseeing Bus Tours

The City Sightseeing Bus is a great way to see Cape Town – even if you've seen it many times before! Photo courtesy Damien du Toit

Get a view from the top

The open-top double-decker buses of City Sightseeing are one of the best ways to take in the highlights of Cape Town. With the sun on your shoulders, and an elevated view of your surroundings, you’ll see why the CitySightseeing Bus is the popular official tour of Cape Town.

Stunning views of the city from the top of an open-topped City Sightseeing bus, image courtesy of mikkels via Flickr

See the sights 

There are two routes covering more than 20 of Cape Town’s iconic attractions and destinations:

The Red Route, including the Two Oceans AquariumV&A WaterfrontThe South African Museum, Table Mountain Cable Way and more.

The Blue Route, including Kirstenbosch Botanical GardenCamps Bay, Sea Point and the Constantia Wine Route and more.


The buses depart from outside the Two Oceans Aquarium every 15 minutes, seven days a week, starting from 09h00, and you can use your ticket to jump off at any of the stops near the attraction you wish to visit, and get back on the next bus after you are done.

Ticket prices

The single-route R140 ticket is valid for one of the two tours on the day of issue

The R250 two-route ticket is valid for two consecutive days (so you can continue the tour the next day if you’ve been sidetracked at a particular destination)

The two-day ticket also gives you FREE access to the Night Tour (operates between September and April) and FREE access to the City Sightseeing Canal Cruise that operates between the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront and the Cape Town International Convention Centre (bus stops 1 and 3)

So you speak my language?

Buses are equipped for wheelchairs and the tour commentary is available in 16 languages including English, German, Dutch, French, Russian, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Portuguese, Afrikaans, Zulu, Turkish, Japanese and a special Kids Club commentary for the junior passengers.

Visit the City Sightseeing website for more information.

Southern Suburbs

The Southern Suburbs are a tourist’s delight. The area, which stretches from the slopes of the Table Mountain range to the False Bay coast, offers natural attractions and a vibrant nightlife.

St James

Just a little further on from Cape Town’s well-known Muizenberg beach is St James. Home to a cluster of well-known and oft-photographed bathing boxes on the beach, St James is a picturesque area that offers beachgoers respite from the westerly wind.

Llandudno and Sandy Bay

Only 18km from the Cape Town city centre, an arc of fine white sand gives away the secluded location of one of Cape Town’s most beautiful beaches, Llandudno.

Macassar Dunes Project

The Macassar Dunes Project is located on the Cape Town coast adjacent to Macassar and Khayelitsha and is bounded by the Eerste River, Baden Powell Drive and False Bay.

West Coast Ostrich Show Ranch

For a tourism experience with a difference, visit the West Coast Ostrich Show Ranch. This family-owned ostrich business includes informative tours.


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