Cape Town City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2065CPT
Explore the best of Cape Town’s world-famous attractions aboard an open-top, double-decker bus! With two routes to choose from, this hop-on hop-off tour of Cape Town is the easiest way to get around the city and see all the sights in just one or two days. Also included in the two-day pass are a wine tour, a nighttime bus tour to see the famous Cape Town sunset over the Atlantic Ocean and a Canal Cruise.
Bustling and beautiful, with a wealth of attractions, Cape Town has a lot to see – get around town easily and conveniently on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and interesting commentary, this open-top, double-decker bus tour is the ideal way to explore the multitude of sights around Cape Town at your own pace.

Choose from two routes, the Red Route or Blue Route, or buy a two-day ticket to enhance your experience of this remarkable city.

The Red Route City Tour has 18 stops, including the V&A waterfront, Two Oceans Aquarium, Table Mountain Cableway, SA Museums, District Six Museum, St Georges Cathedral and Camps Bay Beach. The Blue Route Peninsula Tour has 14 stops, including Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, World of Birds, Hout Bay, Sea Point and Groot Constantia. The Blue Route includes a free wine tour in the oldest wine-making region in South Africa.

In addition, if you purchase the two-day ticket, you’ll get a free night tour that includes Cape Town’s famous sunset over the Atlantic Ocean and a Hop-on Hop-off Canal Cruise.

You can hop on and off as many times as you like, allowing you to set your own pace and see the attractions you want. Each route takes approximately two hours. Buses depart from each stop every 15 on the Red Route and every 20 or 25 minutes on the Blue Route.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour starts at V&A Waterfront, outside the Two Oceans Aquarium, however you may board the bus at any one of the stops throughout the city (see the Itinerary section below for a list of stops)
Departure Time:
9am to 5:15pm
Ticket valid for 1 day or 2 days from the time of first use
Return Details:

Pricing information

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1-Day Bus Tour
Code: 1DAY

Unlimited use of the Cape Town City Hop-on Hop-off Tour for 1 day from the time of first use. Tickets valid for the Red OR Blue route.

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1-Day Boat Tour

Tickets valid for the Cape Town Canal Cruise for 1 day from the the time of first use

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2-Day Bus and Boat Tour

Unlimited use of the Cape Town Hop-on Hop-off Tour for 2 days from the time of first use, plus Cape Town Canal Cruise and nighttime bus tour

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Cape Town City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Cape Town City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Recorded commentary
  • Cape Town Canal Cruise and Nighttime Tour (if option selected)
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Coaches are wheelchair accessible
Red Route - city tour with a stop at the Table Mountain Cableway:
  • Two Oceans Aquarium Tour Office
  • The Clock Tower
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre
  • Cape Town Tourism
  • St George's Cathedral
  • South African Museum
  • Mount Nelson Hotel
  • SA Jewish Museum
  • District Six Museum
  • The Castle of Good Hope
  • Gold Museum
  • Jewel Africa
  • Table Mountain Cableway
  • Camps Bay
  • President Hotel
  • Sea Point
  • Winchester Mansions
  • Green Point Light House
Blue Route - mini peninsula tour with free access to the Constantia Winelands tour:
  • Two Oceans Aquarium Tour Office
  • The Clock Tower
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre
  • Cape Town Tourism
  • Mount Nelson Hotel
  • Kirstenbosch Gardens
  • Wine Tour of Constantia Valley
  • World of Birds
  • Imizamo Yethu Township
  • Mariner's Wharf
  • Camps Bay
  • President Hotel
  • Sea Point
  • Winchester Mansions
  • Green Point Light House
  • Two Oceans Aquarium Tour Office
Voucher Info:
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Local Operator Information:
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Doctor Y, USA, September 2014

This is an excellent way to get an all around view of the city and its environs. The two day pass is the best price and great value. You also get the canal boat ride (we were not able to do this because the poor weather closed the canal) The buses were always on time and the drivers and their helpers were very kind and friendly! Be advised the two routes only go in one direction and you need to plan your day around their overall schedule so as not to be stuck when they stop running.

Reviewed by: Maarten H, May 2014


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