City Sightseeing, operator of the iconic red buses in Cape Town and Johannesburg – now links all of Cape Town’s Big 7 attractions, conveniently and affordably.
The Cape Point Explorer, which commenced on 1 February, is a guided tour that takes visitors to the Cape Point Nature Reserve via some of Cape Town’s most spectacularly beautiful nature areas.
“As Cape Point Partnership, we are delighted that City Sightseeing now comes to Cape Point. They have identified a gap in the market between self-drive visitors, and those visitors who prefer a tour group. Their success on the route thus far shows the demand for more opportunities in tourism towards the southern side of Cape Town. With City Sightseeing’s red buses now connecting all of the Cape Town Big 7 attractions, Cape Town visitors have a convenient and affordable way to access their ‘bucket list’ places to see in the Mother City.” says Brett Hendricks, general manager, Thebe Tourism Group.
If you are interested in Cape Town’s Big 7 – Cape Point, Kirstenbosch, Groot Constantia, Table Mountain, Robben Island, the City Walk or V&A Waterfront – iconic red open-top buses are now your best choice for transport between these must-see attractions.
Be sure to visit the City Sightseeing stand at World Travel Market Africa this week to learn more about this amazing collaboration. Just look out for the giant red bus at the venue!
Interested in hopping on with City Sightseeing and seeing the Cape Town Big 7?
Stop 1 and home to a red bus tour office (just outside the Two Oceans Aquarium), the V&A Waterfront is a hive of activity, especially during the summer months. Grab a bite to eat while looking at the harbour, enjoy a free performance at the amphitheatre, go shopping at one of the 450 stores or treat the kids to a Cape Wheel ride.
With regard to Robben Island, we don’t go there directly, we’re a bus service! That said, the Clock Tower is stop 2 and where you’ll hop off for the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island. Here, you book your tickets and take a short ferry ride to the World Heritage Site.
Stop 7, the Table Mountain Cableway, allows visitors to enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view as they go up and down in the cable car, and explore the mountaintop with a free guided tour.
At Stop 20 you’ll find the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Walk among South Africa’s indigenous plants, take in the scents of the diverse fynbos flora, spot our national flower – the protea – and explore the themed gardens. The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway (informally known as the “Boomslang”) has become a popular feature at the garden – the bridge takes visitors through and over trees, touching the forest floor twice.
At stop 25, visitors can sip on famous wine at South Africa’s oldest wine farm, Groot Constantia. Rich in history, visitors to the estate are in for a treat with its wondrous views of the valley and vineyards.
The City Walk is a great way to see the city on foot. It’s a chance to marvel at the old architecture, engage with the public spaces and art, learn about the history of the CBD and gain some insight into the present. City Walk Saturdays takes place every third Saturday of the month and comes alive with entertainment, street art, gamers and more.
Last but not least, the Cape Point Explorer allows visitors to experience Cape Point, a World Heritage Site, in all its glory. The tour is a full-day, guided excursion (in English) in a luxury air-conditioned coach. The Cape Point Explorer is not a hop-on, hop-off tour, but a full day’s excursion, featuring a drive through picturesque Muizenberg, Fish Hoek and, time permitting, a stop in the naval town of Simons Town, followed by a visit to Boulders Beach with its fascinating, famous colony of African penguins. The tour then continues to Cape Point, with time for an optional lunch and hike to the Cape of Good Hope.
See the best of Cape Town with City Sightseeing and the Cape Town Big 7. Hop on!
About City Sightseeing:
City Sightseeing Cape Town has been in operation since 2002 and is the first bus company in South Africa to be certified carbon neutral.
City Sightseeing takes great pride in providing sightseers with a consistently high-quality and unique travel experience on world-class, state-of-the-art buses.
In recognition of its innovative approach, excellent customer service, commitment to environmental sustainability and the overall brand experience, City Sightseeing Cape Town beat more than 86 international destinations to receive top accolades at the City Sightseeing Annual International Awards Ceremony.
Its buses are continually upgraded, have super-low emissions and comply with all Euro standards for environmental impact. The buses are all equipped with onboard commentary in 15 different languages and a special channel for kids.
City Sightseeing Joburg runs an exciting tour through the Johannesburg CBD and offers locals and tourists the chance to explore this vibrant city. They can visit the many attractions on offer and sample the sights, sounds, colours, cultures and rich heritage that are all synonymous with Jozi.
As with all City Sightseeing tours, Joburg operates on a hop-on, hop-off basis, allowing sightseers the chance to get off the bus at any of the designated stops along the route and hop back on a later bus at their leisure.
With a tour office at the Gold Reef City Casino Hotel and stop 1 at the Gautrain Rosebank Station, you can be assured of safe and secure departure points.
City Sightseeing operates seven days a week, 365 days a year, come rain or shine, and a bus arrives at each stop at regular scheduled intervals.