The Red Bus

The City Sightseeing open-top bus tours is a fantastic way to discover the city! Their wide variety of routes and year round timetable make it easy and convenient to freely explore Cape Town. The buses run seven days a week, 365 days a year, come rain or shine they arrive at their stops at regular scheduled intervals. You can hop on and hop off as you please, giving you enough time to explore an assortment of attractions all in one day.

The tour routes explore the city itself, the coastal peninsula, the Franschhoek wine lands, the harbour, Cape Point, the Constantia wine route and many many more! Their packages include full-day guided tours, day tours and multicultural township experiences.

Camps Bay as seen from the open-top bus tour.

We recently took a City Sightseeing that started at the popular V&A Waterfront and took us through the city centre past some of the most iconic streets and landmarks. We hopped off at the Table Mountain cable car to take in the amazing view of the city and visit the top of Table Mountain. After we had surveyed the top of the mountain and taken in the stunning views we headed back down in time to catch the next bus. This route then took us along the famous Camps Bay beach and Sea Point promenade before hopping off at our original destination. An immensely enjoyable day where we ticked off many of our bucket list items for Cape Town!

Every bus is equipped with on-board commentary in 15 different languages and a fun channel for children – making it a family friendly experience for everyone. These state-of-the-art buses are a safe and reliable way to navigate Cape Town and its many beautiful areas.


Open top us tour going through Long Street.
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