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Thu Apr 02 09:49:22 SAST 2015

Take a ride on the Jozi Red Bus

Times LIVE | 07 February, 2013 10:20
The Jozi Red Bus at Gold Reef City.

Johannesburg’s first tourist hop-on hop-off buses have launched in Gold Reef City today.

The iconic open-top red double-decker buses will be available to locals and tourist alike to explore this vibrant city, visiting the many attractions on offer and sampling the cultural melting pot that is Jozi.

The tour runs along a route through the Johannesburg CBD that stops at Gandhi Square, the Roof of Africa at the Carlton Centre, the James Hall Transport Museum, the Apartheid Museum and Gold Reef City, the Mining District, the World of Beer, the Carlton Centre, Santarama Miniland, Newtown Precinct, the Origins Centre, Wits Campus, Braamfontein and Constitution Hill.

Sight can stop at any of the designated stops along the route and then get back on to a later bus at their leisure - guaranteeing frequent, safe and reliable transport that is cost effective, informative and fun for the entire family.

Buses run on a rotational basis, stopping at all of the designated points along the route regularly, and City Sightseeing highly recommend starting your tour either at the Gautrain Station at Park Statuib (Bus Stop 1) or at Gold Reef City (Bus Stop 6) – although one can join the tour at any of the stops along the route. Tickets can be purchased from the City Sightseeing Tour Office inside Gold Reef City; online at or on the bus using a credit card.

“The City Sightseeing tour will change people’s perceptions of the inner city of Johannesburg  into a tourism friendly zone and thereby continue to grow the tourism footprint and associated spend of tourists to the benefit of local businesses,” says Claus Tworeck, CEO of City Sightseeing South Africa. 

“There are 12 stops along the route and the service will run between 9am and 5.30pm seven days a week.  The commentary on the buses, in multiple languages, will tell the story of Johannesburg through the many historic buildings, landmarks and attractions along the route.” 

Tickets for the Johannesburg tour cost R150, discounted to R120 if purchased online.

City Sightseeing can be contacted on 0861 733 287

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