#WinterEscapes: City Sightseeing kicks off annual 3-for-1 Kids Special Red Bus tours

2017-05-16 14:12 - Louzel Lombard Steyn
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Cape Town - Are you thinking about an article for budget-friendly family activities in Cape Town or Joburg? With City Sightseeing's annual 3-for-1 Kids’ Special, you'll get more bang for your buck this winter as two kids under 18 can hop on the City Sightseeing red bus for FREE with every paying adult. 

The special runs from 1 May to 8 October 2017 and will be valid on weekends, school holidays and public holidays.

Children can take in the sights and sounds of the city with their very own kiddies’ channel.

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Some of our favourite family-friendly stops in Cape Town include the Two Oceans Aquarium, which offers a variety of display tanks, interactive experiences, a touch pool and the well-known predators’ tank.

City Sightseeing ticket holders can look forward to a discount of R10 for adults and R5 for children on entry.

World of Birds at stop 22 is also a hit with the kids. This unique stop is home to more than 3 000 birds and over 400 different species of small animals, which means you can look forward to your very own Cape Town safari. City Sightseeing ticket holders receive a R5 discount on entry.

The Red City Tour offers direct access to Table Mountain and also includes stops at attractions like Kirstenbosch, St Georges Cathedral, the Iziko Museum at the Planetarium, the Mount Nelson Hotel, the SA Jewish Museum, District Six Museum, and the Castle of Good Hope – to name a few.  

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In Joburg, City Sightseeing also runs an exciting tour through the Johannesburg CBD and offers locals and tourists the chance to explore this vibrant city. 

Since December last year, City Sightseeing Joburg have also been operating the new 'Green Tour', which meanders from Rosebank to various red bus stops in the city's most beautiful areas. 

Starting in Rosebank, the City Sightseeing red bus stops at Zoo Lake, the Johannesburg Zoo and the Ditsong National Museum of Military History. From there, the bus departs to Constitution Hill via Munro Drive in Houghton, one of the most scenic roads in Joburg with picturesque views over the city’s leafy green suburbs. 

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As with all City Sightseeing tours, Joburg operates on a hop-on, hop-off basis, allowing sightseers the chance to get off the bus at any of the designated stops along the route and hop back on a later bus at their leisure. 

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Top tip: Combine the 3-for-1 Kids’ Special with City Sightseeing’s Pensioner Special 

During school holidays the 3-for-1 Kids’ Special can be combined with City Sightseeing’s Pensioner Special, which runs on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Pensioner Special allows pensioners to buy half-price tickets for the red bus and Harbour Cruise at any stop or on the bus (not available online).

Combining the two means grandpa and grandma can get a 50% discount on their tickets on Tuesdays and Fridays and take along the grandchildren for free! Hop on the bus at any stop but remember to bring your barcoded South African ID along to qualify for the Pensioner Special. 

What you need to know 

General tickets for the City Sightseeing activities in Cape Town can be bought at the City Sightseeing Tour Office outside the Two Oceans Aquarium (Stop 1) or at 81 Long Street’s Tour Office (Stop 5). 

In Johannesburg, tour offices can be found at the Gold Reef City Casino Hotel and (Stop 1) at the Gautrain Rosebank Station.

Tickets can also be bought at discounted prices online.  

Buses operate daily from 09:00 with commentary available in 15 different languages, and includes a fun Kids Channel.

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