We all think that we know the city of Joburg like the back of our hands. But how much do you really know about Jozi? Most of us known about the city's iconic landmarks and sightseeing destinations, but how often do you visit them? Come and see Johannesburg with fresh eyes on the City Sightseeing Red Bus Tour. This insightful tour isn't exclusively for tourists. Joburg natives stand to learn a heap about their home turf. Here's what you can expect from the best rooftop bus tour in the city:
The Green Suburbs
City Sightseeing offers two tours of Johannesburg - the Green Tour and the Red Tour. The Green Tour kicks off in Rosebank, the veritable hub of the city. From here you will explore the city's 'Green Suburbs', also known as Emmarentia and Greenside. You will explore the leafy streets from atop the iconic red bus before making a few stops at Zoo Lake, Johannesburg Zoo, and the Military Museum. The tour comes to its conclusion at Constitution Hill in Braamfontein. Here you will learn all about our country's past and the long journey towards our present democracy. From this point you can either return to Rosebank for a delicious meal at RocoMamas at the Zone, or continue on to the red city tour loop which takes you deep into the heart of the south of Johannesburg.
The Red Loop
The red tour loop of the City Sightseeing package includes a trip to Gold Reef City Theme Park, one of Joburg's top attractions. You'll also get to explore the Apartheid Museum which is just opposite the theme park. This museum has a wealth of knowledge and historically significant artifacts to admire. It is also an incredibly reflective and thought-provoking place to spend your time. If you are the kind of person who loves to think deeply about history and the significance of events, this is the spot for you. Once you've done some inner reflection, hop back on the bus to head back to Constitution Hill. The bus takes a meander through Newtown - Joburg's unofficial jazz town. Make sure to look out for the Market Theatre and Museum Africa along the way. Now that you've thoroughly explored the city, you can kick back, relax, and enjoy the ride back to Rosebank. Sounds like an idyllic day out to us.
Get your tickets
The City Sightseeing Red Bus Tour is super affordable considering all that's included in a full day's travel pass. Tickets cost between *R199 – R334 for adults, and only *R149 for children aged 4 – 17. Please note that your City Sightseeing bus pass does not include the cost of entrance to the various attractions and venues that you will be visiting on the trip. To book your tickets, visit the City Sightseeing Johannesburg website. We hope to see you out there!
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