The Red Bus Hop on Hop off

Posted on Thu July 5, 2018.

Cape Town Hop on Hop off - Red bus

• The Hop-On, Hop-Off tour allows you to plan your own perfect Cape Town Sightseeing itinerary
• More than 20 convenient stops and 4 routes ensure that you see the best of Cape Town
• The hop-on, hop-off bus route also covers South Africa’s famous wine regions
• Choose between 1-day and 2-day validity options
• Enjoy FREE walking tours, harbour cruise, sunset tour and more!
The Cape Town hop-on hop-off tour introduces you to the sights and attractions of the city that effortlessly blends spectacular natural beauty with the fast pace and bright lights of a great urban centre. Enjoy this unique sightseeing experience in Cape Town onboard a London-style open top double-decker bus. Experience the convenience of hopping on and off at more than 20 designated stops and exploring Cape Town at your own pace. Your hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 1 day or 2 days, as per your choice.
The red City Sightseeing buses operate on four routes including South Africa’s rich wine heritage and picturesque southern slopes of the Table Mountain. Enjoy three FREE guided walking tours that will give you interesting insights about the city. Audio commentary in multiple languages are available in the bus
Your 2-day ticket comes with a harbour cruise and a sunset tour.
When does it run?
The ticket is valid for 1 and 2 Day after first use.
Start time
Cape Town City Tour: Buses depart between 8:40am to 4:45pm; every 20 minutes
Cape Town Mini Peninsula Tour: Buses depart between 9:00am to 3:25pm; every 25-35 minutes
Cape Town Downtown Tour : Buses depart between 9:05am to 5:51pm; every 30 minutes
Cape Town Wine Tour: Buses depart between 9:55am to 4:25pm; every 30 minutes
Meeting Point
You may board the bus at any of the designated stops.
Ending Point
You can get off the bus at any of the stop points
On this Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off tour, you have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary. Your hop-on, hop-off ticket has two validity options - 1-day ticket or 2-day ticket.
The open-topped, red City Sightseeing buses operate on 4 routes and include three FREE walking tours. The 2-day ticket also includes a harbour cruise and a sunset bus tour.
Your Cape Town hop-on, hop-off ticket allows you unlimited use, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops on the following four routes:
Cape Town City Tour: This route takes you to Cape Town’s City Bowl, Camps Bay and the Atlantic Seaboard area. The main attractions include:
• The Clock Tower
• Jewel Africa
• Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
• Camps Bay
• St John's Road, Sea Point
Cape Town Mini Peninsula Tour: This route circles the back of Table Mountain, letting you take in the scenery of the mountain’s southern slopes. Major highlights include:
• Kirstenbosch Gardens
• World of Birds
• Imizamo Yethu Township
• Mariner's Wharf
• Green Point and Urban Park
Cape Town Downtown Tour: Discover the cultural and historical landmarks in Cape Town in this route. Attractions include:
• The South African Museum
• District Six Museum
• Castle of Good Hope
• St. George's Cathedral
• SA Jewish Museum
Cape Town Wine Tour: On this route, explore South Africa’s rich wine heritage. Major highlights include:
• Groot Constantia
• Eagles' Nest
• Beau Constantia
Please refer to the route map for the list of stops. You may choose to conclude this tour at any of the stops.
FREE Walking Tours:
The Historic City Walk The Historic City Walk takes you to places such as the City Hall, where Mr. Nelson Mandela made his first speech as a free man, as well as a walk down to Tuynhuys to learn about the Dutch era and slavery – with a stop in the garden by the old tree, which is 362 years old. It also includes a stop by the benches in front of Cape High Court where your guide will talk about the Classification Act and the Separation Act before making your way onto the Slave Lodge and the Eastern Food Bazaar. The 90-minute tour departs at 2pm and 4:15pm from Long Street ticket office.
The Bo-Kaap Walk: The Bo-Kaap walk takes you along the cobbled streets of Bo-Kaap through the beautiful, brightly coloured houses where you will learn about the history of the Muslim population and see Cape Town’s first Mosque. You will hear about the popular Cape Malay food and even be advised on where to soak up some of Cape Town’s enticing nightlife. The tour starts at 2pm and 4:15pm from Long Street ticket office.
District 6 Walk: Discover the artistic hub of Cape Town and learn about the colourful past of District 6 – once a haven for musicians, artists and “good” and “bad” gangsters. See the resettlement of people who once lived in District Six, back in the area – and gain insider knowledge about where to get a bargain breakfast or delicious slice of cake. The tour starts at 11am and 2pm from Long Street ticket office.
Harbour Cruise (Only available with the 2-day ticket)
Observe the city from the water and learn about Cape Town rich nautical history. Sail past resident seals to international ships visiting the busy shores around the Victoria and Alfred basins. The Waterfront Harbour Cruise departs every 30 minutes from 9am to 5pm from and returns to the jetty outside the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront.
Cape Town Sunset Tour (Only available with the 2-day ticket)
With your 2-day hop-on, hop-off ticket you can also be a part of Cape Town Sunset Tour. There is nothing quite like Cape Town on a warm summers evening. With the smell of the ocean on the breeze and Table Mountain lit up as a spectacular back drop - the Night Tour allows you to experience a whole new side of the city.
The Night Tour departs daily from Two Oceans Aquarium at 6pm (1 Nov to 7 March) and 5:30pm (9 March - 3 May)