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Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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"Good Value" brian r heller


  • The Hop-On, Hop-Off tour allows you to plan your own perfect Cape Town Sightseeing itinerary
  • More than 30 convenient stop insure that you see the best of Cape Town
  • The V & A Waterfront, Table Mountain Cableway and Camps Bay Beach are just a few of the exciting stop along the route.
  • Onboard commentary insures that you don’t miss a thing


The Cape Town hop-on hop-off tour introduces you to the sights and attractions of the city that effortlessly blends spectacular natural beauty with the fast pace and bright lights of a great urban centre. Enjoy this unique sightseeing experience in Cape Town on board a London-style open top double-decker bus. Experience the convenience of hopping on and off at any designated stop and exploring Cape Town at your own pace.

See the exotic World of Birds and marvel at the V & A Waterfront ambience. See the museums and gain an insight into the history of the peninsula and the apartheid era.

With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Cape Town. Enjoy free boat cruise with 2 day ticket.

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On this Hop-On Hop-Off tour, you have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary. This hop-on hop-off tour bus takes four routes. You also have the option of taking a combined all routes with free canal cruise and night tour.

Your ticket allows you unlimited use, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops.

Red City Tour Route:
Stop 1 - Two Oceans Aquarium: Tour Office: Departs
Stop 2 - Clock Tower
Stop 3 - Cape Town International Convention Centre
Stop 5 - Long Street - Tour Office: Interchange Point
Stop 6 - Jewel Africa
Stop 7 - Table Mountain Cableway
Stop 8 - Camps Bay Beach
Stop 9 - President Hotel
Stop 10 - St Johns Road
Stop 11 - Winchester Mansions Hotel
Stop 12 - Green Point

Free Yellow Downtown Tour (With Red City Tour):
Stop 5 - Long Street - Tour Office: Departs
Stop 13 - St George's Cathedral
Stop 14 - S.A. Museum
Stop 15 - Mount Nelson Hotel
Stop 16 - S.A. Jewish Museum
Stop 17 - District Six Museum
Stop 18 - Castle of Good Hope

Blue Mini Peninsula Tour Route:
Stop 1 - Two Oceans Aquarium: Tour Office: Departs
Stop 4 - Foreshore
Stop 5 - Long Street - Tour Office: Interchange Point
Stop 15 - Mount Nelson Hotel
Stop 20 - Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Stop 21 - Constantia Nek - Wine Stop: Interchange Point
Stop 22 - World of Birds
Stop 23 - Imizamo Yetho Township
Stop 24 - Mariners Wharf
Stop 8 - Camps Bay Beach
Stop 9 - President Hotel
Stop 10 - St Johns Road
Stop 11 - Winchester Mansions
Stop 12 - Green Point

Free Purple Wine Bus Tour (With Blue Mini Peninsula Tour):
Stop 21 - Constantia Nek - Wine Stop: Departs
Stop 25 - Groot Constantia
Stop 26 - Eagle's Nest
Stop 27 - Beau Constantia

Walking Tour:
You can enjoy 1 of the 2 walking tours for free with a 2 day ticket. These two tours departing from Stop 5, Long Street Tour Office.

The Historic City Walk: The Historic City Walk takes in places such as the City Hall, where Mr. Nelson Mandela made his first speech as a free man, as well as a walk down to Tuynhuys to learn about the Dutch era and slavery – with a stop in the garden by the old tree, which is 362 years old. It also includes a stop by the benches in front of Cape High Court where your guide will talk about the Classification Act and the Separation Act before making your way onto the Slave Lodge and the Eastern Food Bazaar.

Highlights include:
• St Georges Cathedral – hear about Desmond Tutu
• The Parliament and presidents house – the land of many capitals
• The Old Strand and Old Mutual Building – African style architecture and where the beach used to be
• City Hall – where Mandela gave his world famous speech
• Green Market Square
• The Parade and the Castle of Good Hope
• The flower Market – meet South Africa’s National flower “in person”
• The Slave Lodge – where thousands of slaves were kept
• Company Gardens with probably the world’s oldest pear tree and the begging squirrels

The Bo-Kaap Walk: The Bo-Kaap walk takes you along the cobbled streets of Bo-Kaap through the beautiful, brightly coloured houses where you will learn about the history of the Muslim population and see Cape Town’s first Mosque. You will hear about the popular Cape Malay food and even be advised on where to soak up some of Cape Town’s enticing nightlife.

The Bo-Kaap is an area formerly known as the Malay Quarter. It is quintessentially a Township, situated on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city centre and is an historical centre of Cape Malay culture in Cape Town.

Highlights include:
• Greenmarket Square - filled with African art, drums, cloths, jewellery, great coffee shops
• Cape Malay Quarter Hills
• Auwal Masjid – the first Mosque in Cape Town
• Colourful Houses
• Cobbled Streets
• Cape Malay food
• Bo-Kaap Museum

Canal Cruise:
Stop 1 - Aquarium
Stop 2 - One & Only
Stop 3 - City Lodge
Stop 4 - Harbour Bridge
Stop 5 - CTICC

You may choose to conclude this tour at any of the stops mentioned above as per your convenience.

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  • Good Value

    Best way to get your bearings in new city...

    Brian R Heller
  • Great way to see Cape Town

    Great way to see Cape Town and the surrounding area. Plenty of buses and routes...

    Derek G Parsons
  • Made it really easy to see Cape Town

    This was a great way to get around Cape Town and hit the biggest destinations. We especially enjoyed the wine tour and the mini-peninsula tour!...

    Jenny Bossaller
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Activity Schedule

When does it run?



The ticket is valid for 1 and 2 Day after first use.

Start time

Start time:
Red Route: Buses depart between 8:20am to 5:15pm; every 15 minutes
Blue Route: Buses departs between 9:00am to 3:40pm; every 20 minutes
Duration: The ticket is valid for 1 and 2 Day after first use.
Red City Tour: Approximately 120 minutes including Free Yellow Downtown Tour
Blue Mini Peninsula Tour: 135 minutes
The Historic City Walk: 70 minutes
The Bo-Kaap Walk: 60 minutes

Meeting point

The Hop-On Hop-Off tour starts from V & A Waterfront, outside Two Oceans Aquarium. You may, however, board the bus from any of the stop points.
Free Yellow Downtown Tour: Stop 5, Long Street Tour Office.
Free Purple Wine Bus Tour: Stop 21, Constantia Nek.
The Historic City Walk: Stop 5, Long Street Tour Office.
The Bo-Kaap Walk: Stop 5, Long Street Tour Office.

Ending point

You can get off the bus at any of the stop points

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  • 1 or 2 Day Hop-On Hop-Off ticket (Option based)
  • Ticket includes all four routes. (Red, Yellow, Blue & Purple Routes)
  • Afrikaans, Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Zulu, Mandarin, Turkish and Special Kids Commentary
  • Free Night Tour, Canal Cruise (With 2 Day ticket only) & 1 of the 2 walking tours for free (With 2 Day ticket only)


  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entrance fee
  • Food and drinks

Please note

Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-On Hop-Off ticket at any one of the stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 1 and 2 days from that time.

The route of the hop-on, hop-off tour is subject to change.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

The tour bus has a low floor with extendable ramps and wheelchair space. Passengers do not need to walk up steps to board the bus. Wheelchairs can also be can be collapsed down and stored on the bus.

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