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.


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 1-Day Ticket (R170 or buy online discounted: R150) is valid for both the Red City Tour and Blue Mini Peninsula Tour on the day of issue

The 2-Day Ticket (R270 or buy online discounted: R250) 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:
Night Tour – operates between September and April
Canal Cruise - that operates between the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront and the Cape Town International Convention Centre
Walking Tour – choose between City Walk (am) and Bo-Kaap Walk (pm)

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.

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.

Wine farm restaurants, Morgenster olive oil

Enjoy a drive to a tasting experience with a difference, learn to cook African style and wash it all down with some delicious wine.

Helderberg Wine Route

The Helderberg region has its own wine route which incorporates more than 20 wine estates.

Simon's Town

This pretty coastal town is South Africa’s main naval base and consists of lovely Victorian buildings, quaint streets and walkways and a fascinating history.

Constantia Wine Route

Constantia Valley is the oldest wine-growing area in Southern Africa and features superb wine estates, fantastic shopping opportunities and a variety of excellent restaurants.


Mary-Anne Stone


What an amazing experience we had today doing the Blue Route. The clean buses. The friendly drivers and hostesses. So much better than Europe. Been there done it. Rome was the worst ever. I am so proud of my country and all who make it the best place on the planet, Cape Town and the stunning beaches all along this route. Well done City Sightseeing Bus Tours. See you soon. For sure.

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