Cape Town: City tours by hop-on hop-off bus

Here you will find information about city tours with the hop-on hop-off bus in Cape Town. We inform you about stops, timetables and prices.

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City Sightseeing Cape Town

Hop-on/hop-off Cape Town: City Sightseeing
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  • 3 routes in Cape Town
  • 20 stops
  • Multilingual audio guide
  • City tour included

Tour rating: 4.7 (54 Reviews)

Price Classic Ticket: 12,47 EUR

If you buy your bus ticket online, you will receive a voucher that you can save on your mobile phone. You show this digital voucher to the bus staff when you board the bus for the first time. You will then receive your ticket, which is valid from the first journey.

Hop-on/hop-off bus: places of interest

The famous city in South Africa is rich in cultural and historical sights and breathtaking nature. Most of the sights can be reached by hop-on hop-off bus.

  • Table Mountain
  • Robben Island
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • V&A Waterfront
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
  • District Six Museum
  • Castle of Good Hope
  • Bo-Kaap

Not every attraction is located directly at the bus stop. To be on the safe side, allow a few minutes for a short walk. The Cape of Good Hope is not directly accessible by hop-on hop-off bus.

Table Mountain in Cape Town
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Hop-on/Hop-off + Table Mountain cable car

Take a city tour on the hop-on hop-off bus and take the cable car up Table Mountain. You will receive both tickets immediately on your mobile phone.

Is a city tour in Cape Town worthwhile?

Cape Town is a diverse and spacious city that can be explored wonderfully and very flexibly with the hop-on hop-off bus.

Decide for yourself at what pace you want to visit the city. The hop-on hop-off concept allows you to hop on and off at different stops as often as you like. So you can decide for yourself at which sights you want to get off and linger. What's more, you don't have to worry about navigation or finding the right means of transport, but enjoy convenient transport from one attraction to the next.

The route is carefully planned so that you don't miss famous sights such as Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood and the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Especially in a big city like Cape Town, it is very relaxing not to have to worry about planning and coordination.

Hop-on/hop-off bus in Cape Town
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The informative on-board audio commentary provides passengers with rich background stories about the places visited and deepens their understanding of Cape Town's culture, history and local stories.

The hop-on hop-off bus is also a good way to get an overview of the city. You can experience the scenic beauty of the coastal roads, the hustle and bustle of the city and the impressive architecture.

The city tour with the hop-on hop-off bus is also particularly suitable for first-time visitors who want to get a comprehensive impression of Cape Town. With one ticket, you can explore many of the most important sights in one day.

All in all, the hop-on hop-off tour offers a convenient, flexible and informative way to discover this breathtaking city.

Hop-on hop-off buses in Cape Town

City Sightseeing Cape Town

Hop-on/hop-off bus in Cape Town
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City Sightseeing is one of the world's largest providers of hop-on hop-off tours and is represented in many cities. In Cape Town, the company offers three routes throughout the year.

The roof of the red double-decker buses can be opened so that you can enjoy a pleasant breeze and a marvellous view when the weather is fine. If it is very hot or wet, you will find a sheltered place in the covered and air-conditioned passenger compartment.

A multilingual audio guide provides you with interesting details about the history and architecture of Cape Town during the trip.

Timetable City Tour (red line)

  • First departure: 8:30 a.m.
  • Last departure: 4:45 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 30 minutes
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Starting point: Aquarium/V&A Waterfront
  • Live location of the buses

The red line leads through large parts of the city centre, to Table Mountain, Green Point and the V&A Waterfront.

Timetable Mini Peninsula Tour (blue line)

  • First departure: 9:00 a.m.
  • Last departure: 3:45 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 30 minutes
  • Duration: 135 minutes
  • Starting point: V&A Waterfront

The blue line runs a largely identical route to the red line. However, it also takes you to Kirstenbosch and Hout Bay.

Timetable Wine Tour (purple line)

  • First departure: 9:55 a.m.
  • Last departure: 4:45 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 30 minutes
  • Duration: 30 minutes

This tour takes you to three different wineries and offers the opportunity to taste the wines.

City tours

  • Meeting point: City Sightseeing Tour Office, 81 Long Street
  • Historic City Tour: 11:00 a.m./ 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • Bo-Kaap-Tour: 10:00 a.m./ 12:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Duration: 90 minutes

The ticket price also includes two city tours.

Routes & Stops

  • 3 routes: red, blue and purple line
  • 2 city tours included
  • 20 stops in Cape Town
  • Premium ticket: optional harbour tour or canal cruise
  • Map with all stops

Contact City Sightseeing South Africa

If you have any questions for the company or feedback, you can contact City Sightseeing South Africa as follows:

  • E-mail:
  • Phone: +27 21 511 6000

If you have any questions about ticket booking, please contact Tiqets Customer Service or GetYourGuide Customer Service (depending on where you booked your ticket).