City Sightseeing to heat up summer

2013-09-17 07:42

Rainbows colour Company Gardens

2013-09-16 10:30

Artist Michael Elion created rainbows in the Company Gardens in Cape Town using a water hose and sunlight. This project will be shown during Creative Week in Roodehek street.WATCH

No matter where you head in the world, these well-known red buses have become an easy option for tourists wanting to make the most of their destination, especially when time is major constraint.

And those visiting Cape Town for the summer season can now make the most of the City Sightseeing special offers.

In celebration of the upcoming summer season and of Tourism Month taking place in September, City Sightseeing are offering a variety of special offers and deals to get people out and about in the Mother City.

Night Tour re-opening and canal cruise extended
The renowned Night Tour, reopening again from 20 September and running until 05 May 2014, is a unique experience that is not to be missed. Taking you past all the best night attractions, the bus stops at Signal Hill to watch the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean – so remember to bring along a picnic basket with snacks and sundowners.  The total length of time for the entire tour is three hours.

From 20 September 2013 until 08 March 2014 the bus departs from the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront at 18h00 and then from 08 March to 05 May the bus departs at 17:30. (There will be no tour from the 28th of December 2013 until 2nd of January 2014 and on the 9th of March 2014.)

Then, during November the City Sightseeing Canal Cruise will extend its operating hours to run until 19:00, and during December and January to run until 20h00 – with a boat departing every twenty minutes from 09h00 and then every half hour from 17:00 – offering a wonderful sunset cruise for R30 per adult and R10 per child – the most affordable on offer anywhere.

The Canal Cruise is a unique hop-on, hop-off nautical adventure for the whole family.  Cruise along and experience the views of Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront from a completely different angle.

Free with the 2-Day ticket from 20 September (in time for school holidays!)
Both the Night Tour and the Canal Cruise are free when you purchase a 2-day City Sightseeing ticket.

The 2-Day ticket allows you to experience the Red City Tour, the Blue Mini Peninsula Tour, the Wine Tour Bus, the Night Tour and the Canal Cruise for only R250 (reduced if purchased online).

The Red City Tour takes you to 18 great stops around the City – including the Two Oceans Aquarium, Table Mountain and The Castle of Good Hope (to name but a few). 

The scenic Blue Mini Peninsula Tour takes you to 14 stops around the Peninsula, including Kirstenbosch, Mariner’s Wharf and World of Birds.  It also includes a free Wine Tour Bus extension which takes you to three beautiful wine farms in the historical Constantia Valley – Beau Constantia, Groot Constantia and Eagles’ Nest.

Kids and Pensioners are special

Until the end of October, City Sightseeing is running their 3 for 1 Kids Special - where two kids under the age of 18 can travel for free on the red open-top bus or the Canal Cruise boat with any paying adult on weekends, public and school holidays.   Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office, on the bus or online (with an additional saving).
For pensioners over 60 there is also a Pensioners Special where you can buy half price tickets for the City Sightseeing bus or Canal Cruise boat on Tuesdays and Fridays.  (These special pensioners’ tickets, which cannot be combined with any other specials, are only available from the ticket office at Bus Stop 1 outside the Two Oceans Aquarium and you must show your SA bar-coded ID book to qualify.)

Tickets are available from the City Sightseeing Tour Office (Stop 1, outside the Two Oceans Aquarium), on the bus (with credit and debit card), or discounted online by visiting


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