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Kistenbosch National Botanica Garden. Attribution (center image): D. Didier

 Family Activities | Things to Do   CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Ride the Hop On - Hop Off Bus

Outdoor - Discover Cape Town's Highlights and Hop Off to Explore

If you are looking for a quick overview of Cape Town while you are in town or you are not hiring a car, then the red Hop On - Hop Off bus is one of the most cost effective and scenic ways to get around. The bus runs along two routes: the 18 stop Red Route and the 14 stop Blue Route. If you stay on the bus without hopping on and off at the various attractions, you can expect the trip to last 2 hours.

Planning to spend the day at Camps Bay or Clifton beaches? The red open-top bus is a convenient way to get there, since parking can be near impossible to find in the summer.

Looking for a way to capture on camera all those stunning views of cityscapes, ocean and mountains? Sit upstairs for unimpeded views of this wonderfully photogenic region.

Want to go winetasting, but don't have a designated driver? Head for Groot Constantia Wine Estate and the other Constantia Valley Wine Estates on the Hop On - Hop off Bus. The Wine Tour Bus is an extension on the Blue Mini Peninsula Tour. The first bus departs at 9:00 a.m. from CitySightseeing's Ticket Office outside Two Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront. This service offers three Constantia Valley wine stops: Beau Constantia Wine Estate, Groot Constantia Wine Estate and Eagles' Nest Wine Farm.

Visitors can purchase tickets at any of the stops by boarding the bus and buying a ticket on board. Then jump on and off at the various stops as many times as you like throughout the day. Tickets are also available at Stop One at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

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Hours of Operation

The first red tour bus leaves Victoria and Alfred Waterfront bus stop 1 at the Two Oceans Aquarium at 9:00 a.m. in summer and at 9:15 a.m. in winter. Departures are scheduled every 15 minutes in summer and every 20 minutes in winter.

The first blue tour bus leaves Victoria and Alfred Waterfront bus stop 1 at the Two Oceans Aquarium at 9:00 a.m. in summer and at 9:15 a.m. in winter. Departures are every 20 minutes in summer and every 25 minutes in winter.

Additional Information:
If you are short on time and only want to visit Table Mountain, then take the express red bus from the Victoria and Alfred waterfront’s Stop 1

City Sightseeing Hop On - Hop Off Bus, Cape Town

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City Sightseeing's unmistakable and well-known red double decker open-top buses are without doubt the best way to see and tour Cape Town.

The buses run all day, every day, with over 30 exciting stops that provide easy access to some of the city and peninsula's most popular attractions. Hop on and off the bus to explore points of interest along the way.

Contact information for Cape Town's Hop On - Hop Off Bus

At Stop 1, in front of Two Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront.       Tel: +27 (0) 21 511 6000

Cape Town Attractions

| Highlights of Cape Town | Bo-Kaap | Cape Town and Peninsula Beaches |
| Camps Bay | Clifton Beaches | Cape Peninsula Attractions | Castle of Good Hope |
| Groot Constantia Wine Estate | Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens |Robben Island |
| Table Mountain | V&A Waterfront | Winelands and Wine Routes |

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