Cape Town is a big city with an attraction for everyone whether you like the outdoors, eating at trendy restaurants or enjoying the beautiful scenery. The Red City Bus in Cape Town is the best way to explore the beautiful city while learning about it. City Pass offers a wide variety of options for you to choose from.
History of the Red Bus
City Sightseeing is a worldwide operation that runs in over one hundred cities worldwide, mostly through local franchises. The notion behind this successful sightseeing adventure came about in 1999 in Seville, Spain and today the company is one of the most recognized brands in travel as it has become synonymous with the red and yellow double-decker buses that visitors enjoy each year all over the world.
What you need to know
Take to the streets of Cape Town on an open-top, double-decker bus and see everything the city has to offer. With a single ticket from City Pass you will have access to all the tour stops and the chance to hop on and off when you feel like it. You have the option to spend an entire day at a sight or visit each stop that the tour offers. The beauty of the Red City Bus is that you have access to marked pick-up and drop-off points where red city buses pass regularly so you will never be restricted to a time.
While on your adventure you have the option of sitting down below or on the open-top where you can breathe in the fresh air and let the breathtaking views sink in. You never need to miss a single detail when you’re on the bus because there is a complimentary audio guide that is available in 15 different languages and it’s packed with useful information and insider tips.
#FunFact: The City Sightseeing tour bus is the first in South Africa to be certified carbon neutral – the buses are fuel efficient and made from recycled material that enhance the company’s goal of improving the environmental, social, and economic impact of the business.
See everything Cape Town has to offer with City Sightseeing
When visiting a new city or country you never want to miss out on anything – as the famous saying goes, “Go where the locals go” and we couldn’t agree more! One thing is true about Capetonians, they enjoy the attractions as much as anyone else.
Learn about the rich and colourful history that Cape Town has become so famous for and take a bit of the city home with you. The City Sightseeing tours are flexible and offer something for everyone – from cultural experiences, beautiful wine farms, Table Mountain to the V&A Waterfront, you will have the chance to embrace each and every attraction.
What are the benefits of using City Pass and City Sightseeing?
Gone are the days of carrying cash around with you when you are out having an adventure because now you can load your smartcard with your chosen city pass option – an Unlimited Attractions Pass or an Unlimited Premium Pass. Your card includes entry to a selection of individual experiences you have selected. All you need to do is present your card when you arrive at your attraction to gain entry and receive your benefit. It’s as easy as that!
Your adventure options with City Pass
- The Cape Town Unlimited City Pass
When it comes to Cape Town, there is so much to see and without an expert, you are going to miss out. The Cape Town Unlimited Pass means you don’t have to pay to get into any of the attractions which are included in the pass – the more sights you see, the more money you save! The pass is valid for 2, 3, or 5 consecutive days from the first day of use.
- The Cape Town Unlimited Premium City Pass
The 3 or 5-day Unlimited Premium City Pass offers all the benefits of the Unlimited Pass – so you get access to over 60 attractions and superb discounts and special offers. Take a look at your options on the Cape Town Unlimited Premium City Pass: Aquila Private Game Reserve Safari, Cape Town Helicopters Atlantico Tour, Cape Sidecars Chauffeured City Tour, Marine Dynamics Shark Cage Diving, Coffeebeans Routes Choral Music Tour, Coffeebeans Routes Cuisine Tour, Coffeebeans Routes Jazz Safari and Dyer Island Cruises Whale Watching.
- The Cape Town Blue Route City Pass
The Blue Route City Pass is a one-day City Sightseeing bus ticket, plus free entry to three of Cape Town’s top attractions along the Mini Peninsula Tour. You can pick any three of these attractions to hop off at: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey Park, the Cape Wheel (priority entrance with a Blue Route City Pass), Groot Constantia (wine estate tour and tasting), Imizamo Yethu Township Walking Tour, Drumbeat Charters (Seal Island cruise in Hout Bay), Circe Launches (Seal Colony Cruise in Hout Bay), Café Caprice (free cocktail at the bar in Camps Bay), the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, and the City Sightseeing Waterfront Harbour Cruise.
Become a Capetonian for a day, two or five and get to see this beautiful city from each and every beautiful aspect. The benefits of exploring a city this way is that it is safe and all collection points are in safe areas. Join us for you next adventure!