Tour Buses Cape Town Reviews
Hop-On Hop-Off Cape Town Buses Sep 06, 2011
A good way to get around Cape Town and do some sight seeing is to use "CitySightSeeing Cape Town" Tours. You can take in a good deal of the city using the 'Hop-On Hop-Off' buses. The purchased ticket for these buses means you can get on and off where you please at designated stops. There is a red and blue bus that have different routes. Prices are the same for both, but cheaper if you buy online (see website).
Blue - stops at 13 attractions including Kirstenbosch Gardens, Imizamo Yethu Township, Hout Bay and V&A Waterfront. Buses come by at stops every 45 minutes. First bus departs at 9:10am. Schedule provided here (see photo).
Red - stops at 17 attractions including Table Mountain, The Castle, District Six, Camps Bay and V&A Waterfront. Buses come by at stops every 20 minutes. First bus departs at 9:15am. Schedule provided here (see photo).
The buses have open air tops and headphones to listen to info on in many languages, which is educational. The main stop and ticket office is at the V&A Waterfront near the Two Oceans Aquarium. This is Stop #1 for both blue and red Hop on-Hop Off buses.
Some personal advice, if you take the red line tour, is to get off at stop #5 (St. Georges Cathedral), from here you can see some market places at Greenmarket Square and walk through the Company's Garden up to Victoria Avenue. This takes you to stop #6 at the South Africa Museum, which is a nice museum and worth seeing. After you finish here you can "Hop-On" again right outside the museum and continue with the tour. The red line tour pass through District Six and eventually takes you to Table Mountain (stop #13). After this it takes you on a nice ride along the coastal roads with some great scenery. It's best to look at the routes & sights and do some preplanning where you want to Hop-On and Hop-Off.
Here are a couple of videos with narration from the speaker that I took on the tour bus:
Tour Video I - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZv5SvX1oBs
Tour Video II - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7XxAiWsRgo
Part of the Under African Skies (Sep. 5-19, 2011) travel blog
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