Cape Town Tourism - Table Mountain

City Sightseeing Bus Tours

City Sightseeing’s hop on-hop off red bus is the best way to see Cape Town and get to Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch & Imizamo Yethu Township.

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 and is enjoyed by visitors and locals alike. 

Rainy day?  No problem.  Sit inside and enjoy the Mother City's amazing views in warm comfort.

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.

Hop-on-hop-off

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.

Red City Tour running times:

  • Summer: 1st Bus departs from Bus Stop 1, Two Oceans Aquarium at 09h00 with departures every 15 minutes.
  • Winter: 1st Bus departs from Bus Stop 1, Two Oceans Aquarium at 09h15 with departures every 20 minutes.

Blue Mini Peninsula Tour running times:

  • Summer: 1st Bus departs from Bus Stop 1, Two Oceans Aquarium at 09h00 with departures every 20 min - (Saturday, Sunday,  school & public holidays) and every 25 min (Mondays to Fridays)
  • Winter: 1st Bus departs from Bus Stop 1, Two Oceans Aquarium at 09h15 with departures every 35 minutes.

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)

Kids can ride for free on some of the tours and senior citizens enjoy significant discounts.  Please ask about this when you book your tickets.

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.


Cango Caves

29km from Oudtshoorn, at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley, lies the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo - the Cango Caves. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well-known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations.

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.

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