City Sightseeing Cape Town 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 City Sightseeing 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 City Sightseeing bus tour is the ideal way to explore the multitude of sights around Cape Town at your own pace.

The one day ticket allows you to enhance your experience of this remarkable city and can be used for both Red and Blue Route.

The Red Route City Tour has 12 stops, including the Two Oceans Aquarium, Table Mountain Cableway and Camps Bay Beach. The Blue Route Peninsula Tour has 14 stops, including Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, World of Birds and Winchester Mansions. The Blue Route includes a free wine tour in the oldest wine-making region in South Africa.

When 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 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:
Red Route
8:20am - 5:15pm, every 15 minutes

Blue Route
9am - 3:40pm, every 20 minutes
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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.

USD $17.64
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2-Day Bus Tour
Code: 2DAY

Unlimited use of the Cape Town City Hop-on Hop-off Tour for 2 day from the time of first use. Tickets valid for the Red OR Blue route.

USD $27.79
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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

USD $27.32
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City Sightseeing Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Cape Town

  • 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 within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Coaches are wheelchair accessible
  • Audio commentary available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Afrikaans, Arabic, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Zulu, Mandarin and Turkish, plus special kid's commentary
Red Route - city tour with a stop at the Table Mountain Cableway:
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
  • The Clock Tower
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre
  • Long Street
  • Jewel Africa
  • Table Mountain Cableway
  • Camps Bay
  • President Hotel
  • Sea Point
  • Winchester Mansions Hotel
  • Green Point
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
Blue Route - mini peninsula tour with free access to the Constantia Winelands tour:
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Foreshore
  • Long Street
  • Mount Nelson Hotel
  • Kirstenbosch Gardens
  • Constantia Nek Wine Stop
  • World of Birds
  • Imizamo Yethu Township
  • Mariner's Wharf
  • Camps Bay
  • President Hotel
  • St John's Road
  • Winchester Mansions
  • Green Point
Voucher Info:
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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: Alan W, October 2015

We have used this unbeatable tour on several trips to Cape Town. It is an essential ingredient of any visit to this wonderful city and the commentary on the buses is both informative and thoroughly recommended. It is the easiest way to obtain your bearings and if you have a limited time is ideal for visiting all the main attractions i.e. Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Hout Bay, Camp Bay etc. Ideally, if you have the time, take advantage of the 2 day ticket which covers both the Red and Blue bus routes and includes a free evening trip to the Lions Head and a trip on the canal. Excellent value for money and a 'must' for any visitor to Cape Town. Book a flexible ticket on line with Viator prior to your trip.

Reviewed by: Jean T, September 2015

This is a great value, which allowed us to get a great overview of Cape Town. Although I had understood that the 1 day pass only allowed access to either the red OR blue route, in fact we were able to access both. If we'd had time to do a 2-day pass, the blue line also connects with the purple line, which accesses several wineries. And by being able to hop off, we could have lunch where and when we wanted, as well as enjoy a late afternoon glass of wine overlooking the beach.

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Tour code: 2065CPT