Tour of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula by Hop-on, Hop-off Bus – 40 monuments, sites and attractions

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  • A multitude of places to discover at your leisure

  • A great way of getting around Cape Town

  • The guided bus tour

Essential info*


  • German
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


Discover Cape Town from on board an open-top bus! You can hop on and off the bus at your leisure to admire the South African peninsula's magnificent monuments and landscapes!

A guide will provide live commentary during the tour (in English) and there are also audio guides available in 16 languages.

There are two routes available.

Both routes stop at the following sites:

  • The Two Oceans Aquarium
  • The Clock Tower
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre
  • Cape Town tourist office
  • The Mount Nelson Hotel
  • Camps Bay
  • The President Hotel
  • Sea Point
  • Green Point Lighthouse
  • Winchester Mansions

The Red Route offers you a more comprehensive tour of Cape Town. As well as the stops mentioned above, the Red Route will also stop at the following sites:

  • St. George's Cathedral
  • The South African Museum
  • The South African Jewish Museum
  • The District Six Museum
  • The Castle of Good Hope
  • The Gold Museum
  • Jewel Africa
  • The Table Mountain Cableway

PLEASE NOTE ! Table Mountain Cableway Station is temporarily closed. The bus will not stop here from now to 5th August, and instead will visit Signal Hill.

The "Blue Route" offers you an extended tour to the Cape Peninsula. As well as the stops shared by both routes, the Blue Route will also stop at the following sites:

  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
  • Wine Tour of Constantia Valley
  • The World of Birds
  • Imizamo Yethu Township
  • Mariner's Wharf

With a 1-day Pass, you access to both circuits for an entire day, plus a vineyard tour. With a 2-day Pass, you can enjoy full access to the two routes, a night tour, a wine tour and a cruise on Cape Town's canals!


When you book you will be asked to choose the duration of your Pass:

  • 1-Day Pass: unlimited access to both circuits for 1 day + Constantia wine tour (where you may walk around the vineyards)
  • 2-Day Pass: for 2 days, you'll have unlimited access to the Red and Blue Circuit stops. You can also do two other bus tours: a night tour (available September 20 to May 5 only - approximately 3 hours - discover Cape Town's most beautiful sites by night) and a wine tour in Constantia (where you may walk around the vineyards). A cruise on Cape Town's canals is also available

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday to Sunday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Duration: pass valid 1 or 2 days. If you do not leave the bus, each circuit lasts around 2 hours
  • Times: first departure from bus stop No.1 between 9:00am and 9:30am (depending on the season). A bus will pass each stop approximately every 15 minutes (Red Route) or approximately every 20–25 minutes (Blue Route). The buses operate until the end of the day
    From April 1, 2016: first buses at 8:20am (Red Circuit) and 9am (Blue Circuit)
  • To take part in this activity simply present your booking voucher to the bus driver
  • You can use your pass within 14 days of the date indicated when you book
  • You can start your tour at any of the stops along the route. You can get on or off the bus at any stop which is part of the route
  • Your Pass is valid for 1 or 2 calendar days according to the selected option (e.g. if you use your 1-Day Pass on Monday, it will not be valid on Tuesday)
  • Audio guides are available in the following languages: Afrikaans, Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Zulu, Chinese (Mandarin), Turkish, Special Reviews for Children (English)
  • The night tour regularly modifies its route in order to provide the best possible visit at different times of the year. We recommend bringing a picnic with you on this tour.  This tour which is only available with the 2-Day Pass is not available from December 28 to January 2
  • The vineyard tour is accessible via the Blue Circuit. Information regarding this tour will be included on the map provided with your pass
  • The canal cruise (only available with the 2-Day Pass) will let you board a small boat with various stops along Cape Town's canals. Full information will be included in the documents provided with your pass
  • Access is available for people of reduced mobility
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • The transport pass, valid for 1 or 2 days depending on your chosen option
  • Tour led by a professional guide (in English)
  • The use of an audio guide available in 16 languages (Afrikaans, Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Zulu, Chinese (Mandarin), Turkish, Special Reviews for Children (English))
  • Night tour, vineyard tour and discovery cruise of the Cape Town Canals (only with the 2-Day Pass)
  • A map of the bus circuits

Not included

  • Entry to the monuments located around the stops
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras

Customer reviews

1 reviews
  • Elisabeth L.
    Nov 21, 2018
  • Philippe A.
    Dec 7, 2016
  • Service très pratique ! Je ne suis vraiment pas fan des tours en bus mais le parcours est ici très bien pensé. On peut faire facilement le tour de Table Mountain et découvrir différents sites dans et autour de Cape Town
    Francois B.
    Jun 2, 2016

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