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IIn major cities around the world, open-top bus tours are often the best way to see the main attractions in a day. Cape Town has so many landmarks and so much amazing scenery that the biggest open-top bus tour company, City Sightseeing, has multiple tour packages on offer.
The City Sightseeing Bus offers classic, premium, and deluxe tour options, each with their own unique experience.
The beauty of the City Sightseeing Bus is that you can hop-on and off at the various stops, using the same ticket, allowing you to choose which attractions you want to explore and how long you wish to spend at each.
The tours depart from the V&A Waterfront, where the ticket office is based. You can also catch the bus at the various stops along the routes.
Other packages also include Hout Bay, Constantia and the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.
The tours include commentary in 16 different languages, with options for both adults and children. The commentary is triggered by a GPS system, ensuring that content is delivered precisely on time.
A feel-good aspect of the City Sightseeing Bus tours are that the company offsets its carbon emissions by contributing to tree planting schemes, making the operation carbon neutral.
Travel tips & planning info
Who to contact
City Sightseeing South Africa
+27 (0) 215116000 (8am–7pm)
What will it cost
Costs vary depending on your chosen package. Visit the website for up-to-date information on prices and deals.
Length of stay
Plan for at least half a day.
Things to do
Explore the various stops and take in the beauty of Cape Town!
What to pack
Sunscreen, hat, water and comfortable walking shoes.
What to eat
You’ll find all sorts of dining options at the different stops. There’s also the option of bringing your own picnic if you choose the sunset bus package.