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City Sightseeing Cape Town

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Address: V&A Waterfront | Port Road, Cape Town Central 2008, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 511 6000
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Description: Experience the best way to see Cape Town. Our red open-top buses take you...
Experience the best way to see Cape Town. Our red open-top buses take you on hop-on, hop-off tours: Red City Tour via Table Mountain and scenic Blue Mini Peninsula Tour via Kirstenbosch and Camps Bay.
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City Sightseeing Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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The old and the new of the city must be appreciated, so do have a lot of time set aside. Do visit the museums and old buildings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The old and the new of the city must be appreciated, so do have a lot of time set aside. Do visit the museums and old buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

All travellers should go on the RED Bus to get to know the city of Cape Town. Its easy and hassel free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Highly recommend this as a way to get a good overview of the city and get around. There are several routes. They are easy to navigate and swap from one to another.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went on the Blue and Red route around the City, which do overlap in part, but give a wonderful overview of Cape Town. It was extremely easy to hop off the bus at any given destination and get back on again and so is a good way to visit some of the museums or sites throughout the city. The... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have done the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus so many times. It's a must for people wanting to see most of Cape Town touristy places in one day. I always recommend it, especially on a day when the skies are clear. You are in control of where you want to disembark and what you want to see. No time restrictions, this... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

The bus tour is a really fun and educational way to see and learn about Cape Town and its history. Great family value too as two children under 18 are free with each adult ticket. I'm a born and bred capteonian and still enjoy it ever so often. One day ticket perhaps too short if wanting to do both the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The red city sightseeing buses are a fantastic way to get introduced to the Cape Town city and surrounding regions and they do fantastic deals for families with children at weekends and during holidays. I highly recommend. From there one can explore each area much more in depth at one's own leisure. I also highly recommend the walking tour and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Cape Town sightseeing bus is great value and a fantastic way to see Cape Town. We did all three routes plus the wine tour and canal cruise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Look out for online discounts with City Sightseeing Cape Town. We were able to take advantage of the school holidays 3-for-1 fun deal so that, given the number of adults and children under the age of 18 in our group, we got a full day of sightseeing (on both the red and the yellow lines) for about R60 per person.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A thoroughly informative and enjoyable experience. I don't normally partake in city bus tours but I was very glad to have journeyed around Cape Town. The information provided over the headsets was genuinely really interesting and spoke about a range of historical topics - including how the town was once under the sea! If you have time, do hop on!

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Address: V&A Waterfront | Port Road, Cape Town Central 2008, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 511 6000
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central

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