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City Sightseeing Cape Town

Address: V&A Waterfront | Port Road, Cape Town Central 2008, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 511 6000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bus tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: 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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Rome, Italy
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217 reviews 217 reviews
101 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I seldom use this “touristic” means to travel around the city, but Cape Town is vast, it does not verticalize much and spreads around the Table Mountain creating a belt around it and distances can be an hassle if you do not drive your own car. As an exception to my own rule I decided to do the tourist for... More

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Hobart, Australia
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Excellent. Highly recommend this as a way to quickly get around the sights. The blue line links with the purple grape wine lands Constanta tour... This was a highlight.

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We did the full blue circuit which took about 2 hours with no hop on or offs. It wasa fun, easy and very informative way to see a lot quickly. Would highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

As a capetonian. We do so little to explore our own city. But with City sight seeing topless bus we get the chance to explore and enjoy the beauty of what Cape Town gets to offer. As my third time on the bus it never seems to dissappoint me. I enjoy each and every trip as it was my first.... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our sightseeing tour in Cape Town. You can see all major things in Cape Town. Be aware that you check the operating hours very well that are mentioned in the brochure. We did a tour in the afternoon, at about 15h30 the driver stopped, we waited in the bus, after 10 minutes we went down to ask what... More

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

If you are staying in a area of Cape Town with easy access to the bus routes, this is by far the best way to get a introduction to Cape Town. There are 4 routes (plus a canal trip) all of which are covered by a single ticket. Go for the two day ticket as this gives you the chance... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We did not get a rented car as needed and cabs were expensive. The Red bus tours was the cheapest and best way to see a lot of places around cape town. Never had to wait for more than 15 mins for a bus at any stop. Make sure you listen to the commentary as its very informative. For people... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Cape Town is a sprawling city, so this is the perfect way to see many different parts without worrying about driving or taxis. There are several different routes and options that allow you to see the primary city areas as well as parts of the Cape Point and the Constantia wine region. You could easily spend 2 days using this... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Sometimes I consider myself a "seasoned traveler" and turn my nose up at these buses, thinking I can do just as well with a map and a copy of Lonely Planet. In this I couldn't have been more wrong. From the friendly the drivers to the humorous commentary this is an unmissable experience for anyone new to Cape Town. We... More

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Belfast
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6 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Travelling as a family group with one member some mobility issues (wheel chair user for long distances but able to walk on and off bus upstairs etc) it was all great. Recommend it to all friends have only had positive feedback. Enjoyed harbour tour gentle low key. Missed table mountain on day one due to cloud next day got taxi... More

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