Hop-on hop-off tour

1 or 2 Day Johannesburg Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

1 or 2 Day Johannesburg Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

From US$ 15.70 per person

Tour Johannesburg at your own pace on board a double-decker tourist bus and see the best sights the city has to offer from a preferential point of view.

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Valid 1 - 2 days
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Audio guide included
English, Spanish, Zulu, Dutch, Afrikaans, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover the "New York of Africa" on a sightseeing bus tour of Johannesburg
  • Hop-on and off the bus as much as you like to explore further
  • Learn the story of apartheid at the Apartheid Museum
  • Boost your adrenaline on the rides of the Gold Reef City Theme Park
  • Explore the cultural attractions of the Braamfontein neighborhood
  • Go to the Origins Centre at Wits and learn about the origins of mankind
  • See historic trams, bicycles, buses and fire engines at the James Hall Transport Museum
  • Get a great city narrative, with a commentary especially for kids
Full description
Discover the top 20 attractions in Johannesburg with a 1 or 2 day ticket for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Described as the New York of Africa, take your time exploring the exciting city. On board, you will learn about the history of Johannesburg from the prerecorded audio commentary in 15 languages. Ride the double-decker bus through the city's historic neighborhoods and fascinating attractions, many related to the struggle against apartheid. See the world's biggest man-made forest and learn about why Johannesburg should never have been built where it was. Get on and off as much as you like. Two of the 20th century’s most famous liberation heroes started their legal careers and then their political careers in Johannesburg; Mahatma Gandhi with the Passive Resistance (Satyagraha) movement, and Nelson Mandela with the Defiance Campaign. Trace some of their footsteps between Chancellor House and Gandhi Square in the city center. Join the tour at Rosebank and travel through the city's leafy suburbs to Constitution Hill. Change here to the downtown route for a first hand visit of authentic inner-city Johannesburg. All of the tour stops are safely located and staffed as necessary to ensure you will have a great time in the city.  Hop-on hop-off stops: Green Tour:  1. Rosebank  2. Zoo Lake 3. Johannesburg Zoo 4. Military Museum  5. Constitution Hill Red City Tour: 1. Constitution Hill 2. Mining District 3. Carlton Centre (for the Roof of Africa viewing deck) 4. James Hall Transport Museum  5.  Gold Reef City Casino Hotel (join the Soweto extension tour here) 6. Apartheid Museum  7. New Town 8. Origins Centre at Wits University 9. Neighborhoods Market (Saturdays only) Free Hotel Shuttle bus collection times: Sandton: The Holiday Inn: 08:45 & 10:15 The Maslow: 08:53 & 10:23 The Sandton Hilton: 08:57 & 10:27 The Radison Blue Gautrain: 09:04 & 10:33 Sandton Convention Center: 09:09 & 10:38 Da Vinci Hotel: 9:12 & 10:41
  • Headphones
  • Free return shuttle service between selected Sandton and Melrose Arch hotels
  • Attraction Tickets
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

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  • Buses run from 09:00 to 15:10
  • Buses depart from The Zone @Rosebank every 30 minutes
  • The Green line tour duration is 1 hour
  • The Red line tour duration is 1.5 hours
  • Shuttle returns from Stop 1 to Sandton at 4:10 PM, 5:20 PM and 6:20 PM
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based on 194 reviews

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We had a great Red Line hop-on hop-off tour through Johannesburg and Soweto. We were lucky as the weather was perfect (23 degrees Celsius). The only challenge we faced was the fact that our Uber driver didn't know where the bus stop at Constitution Hill was located, so it took him 15 minutes more to find the stop. Once we were on the bus, we enjoyed the tour. We also took the Green Line (also a red colored bus!) to Rosebank, very convenient as our hotel was located in that area!

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May 7, 2022

A really good and safe way to see the major sights of Johannesburg with a good commentary which provides context to what you are seeing. Easy to hop off and on at interesting sights and guides who escort you to landmarks such as the Carlton Tower and the add on Soweto tour is also well worth doing.

March 2, 2020

Great tour

We had a half day and decided on the bus tour for a quick whizz round the city. We met at the Rosebank office and a guide walked us over to the bus for the start of our tour. There are 2 routes to choose from and everything was well organised and clearly explained. There are good audios on the buses in several languages. All the drivers are friendly and helpful. We felt safe all the time.

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September 30, 2019

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