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City Sightseeing Joburg

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“soweto tour”(101 reviews)
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For the best way to see Johannesburg & Soweto. Travel by double decker, open-top red bus. Explore the City of Gold’s attractions at your own pace. Simply hop off and on at any of our stops with your ticket. Buses connect to the unique Soweto taxi...more
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Johannesburg 2159, South Africa
+27 86 173 3287
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I did the 2 day tour with the Soweto extension and the hotel shuttle. From the first driver to the last, everyone was courteous and friendly, some drivers were very funny (like the shuttle driver named German). The Soweto driver was there to help navigate...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LevisTravels
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an unexpected layover in Jo’burg so decided to go with the 1 day pass on the Red Bus. Everything was smooth as silk. The drivers were courteous, the audio very well done and informative, the website easy to use with very clear maps...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jojosonoma
Reviewed 2 days ago

I booked the one day tour with the Soweto extension. Its excellent value for money. Started off with the first departure in Rosebank at 9am. Stopped for half an hour at the Old Fort / Constitutional Hill and had 30 minutes there. The Old Fort...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jhbtourist19
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on a long weekend with our family. We are a JHB based family and it was great being a tourist in one's own home. The part going up to the top of the Carlton is a little 'dodgy' but I think it adds...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 802deanl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best buy stores I've ever taken. Recorded narration was fantastic. The Soweto tour was top notch, with a live tour guide giving outstanding explanations. if you do the red, green, and Soweto lines the tour will take over 4 hours,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bus is well priced and convenient Easy to hop on and off depending on your interest and commentary was an added bonus The actual stops a little boring for kids definitely a 16 and up tour Stop at Rosebank to find a big supermarket...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jessyj2512
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is a great way to be introduced to Joburg. I gave it less than perfect, mostly because this city just is not so touristy. The service team is nice and timely, or do I learn "just now" to say timeously. A good way...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wanderer81603
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As usual, the City Sightseeing is well organized to show the best of Joburg with local language explanations. It worthwhile!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fabiola S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great way to learn about our city. We have taken the kids on this a couple of times, great for hands on information for school history projects. Very informative and a great day out. Plan your stops before hand to save time...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rcclarksa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Joberg is commercial town... limited things to see as tourist. 1 day bus tour is good enough.... (we are where highlighted safety all the time) So not sure if one can go on it's own) Covers major areas... separate line to Swato is costly

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ben G
April 20, 2018|
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Response from Jules5520 | Reviewed this property |
Only Constitution Hill, not sure about the other two??
January 29, 2018|
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Response from Phumzie1818 | Reviewed this property |
Buses are regular and on time. Check their website for latest and updated times. But they usually run every 30 minutes or so. Enjoy!
Jack H
November 3, 2017|
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Response from CSScpt | Property representative |
Hello. We open online sales 6 months in advance. The winter timetable for 2018 is the same as the current timetable in terms of departure times and frequency. So you're welcome to plan your visit using the current timetable... More