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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 -

Tour Video II -
Hop On Hop Off Red Bus
City Sightseeing Ticket Office (St…
Bus Vision I
Hop On Schedule marked at every st…
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gingerbatik says:
yes, it is nice bus and I like it. I took several hop on bus in different countries.
Posted on: Sep 30, 2013
spocklogic says:
I had seen these in many cities before, but never tried one until I visited Cape Town. I found them very convenient for getting around, especially in Cape Town. I would certainly make use of them in other cities in the future knowing the experience now and how easy they make getting around.
Posted on: Sep 29, 2013
wandafromtexas says:
they do come in handy when just arrived and want to relax...can stay on and go around 3x if you like.. did it just this summer in just save money and enjoy the good day; Kiev..because it was so strange and hard to get around not knowing Russian! (And, lazy!)
Posted on: Sep 29, 2013
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