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On Tuesday 6 December 2016, City Sightseeing Johannesburg is launching a new tour that will take visitors through the most beautiful parts of the city. The new Green Tour showcases just how green and leafy Joburg is, and why it is known as one of the most wooded cities in the world.

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The first stop and home to the new City Sightseeing ticket office is The Zone @ Rosebank. City Sightseeing also offers a free shuttle service to this ticket office for customers staying at several hotels in Sandton and Melrose Arch.

“I believe the new Green Tour, with its departure point in Rosebank and free hotel shuttle from Sandton, is going to make the City Sightseeing product much more accessible to tourists, business travellers and locals alike,” says City Sightseeing CEO Paul Nel.

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.

The route is complemented by colourful commentary based on the area’s rich history and stories shared by locals, bringing to life Joburg’s standing as a diverse culture, arts and business hub.

The Green Tour takes passengers past popular points of interest, reflecting on Johannesburg’s past and present.

At Constitution Hill, passengers are able to hop on the Red City Tour to explore the CBD and surrounding areas, at no additional cost. The Soweto extension tour is accessible with the Red City Tour at an additional charge.

“Johannesburg’s Red City Tour and Soweto Combo, which have been running since 2013, have primarily been focused on attractions in the inner city and Soweto. With the Green Tour added to the mix, customers will be able to explore Joburg’s leafy suburbs too, making for a truly diverse experience,” says Nel.

More about the Green Tour:

  • You need only one ticket for both the Red City Tour and the Green Tour
  • A one-day ticket giving you access to both the Red City Tour and the Green Tour will cost you R190 per adult (R170 online) and R90 per child aged 5 to 17
  • A two-day ticket giving you access to both tours over two consecutive days costs R290 (R270 online) per adult and R180 per child
  • You can opt to combine your one- or two-day ticket with our tour to Soweto. The one-day combo ticket will cost you R470 per adult (R420 online) and R220 per child, while you’ll pay R570 (R520 online) for a two-day adult combo ticket and R310 for a child
  • Children four years and younger hop on the Joburg red bus free of charge (maximum two kids per adult)
  • The first bus departs from Rosebank at 9am, with a bus departing every 30 minutes thereafter
  • The Green Tour will take an hour to complete if you don’t hop off at any of the stops
  • The Green Tour and the Red City Tour combined will take two-and-a-half hours if you don’t hop off anywhere
  • If you opt for the add-on tour to Soweto, add another two hours to your journey
  • The earlier you start, the more you can hop off
  • Commentary on the new tour will initially only be available in English but other languages will be rolled out in due course

Visit www.citysightseeing.co.za or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay posted.

For media enquiries, please contact Mandi Jarman on +27 (0)72 256 5531. Alternatively, please contact Carina van Wyk at carina@flowsa.com or +27 (0)11 440 4841.

About City Sightseeing South Africa

City Sightseeing takes great pride in providing sightseers with a consistently high-quality and unique travel experience on world-class, state-of-the-art buses.

Its buses are continually upgraded, have super-low emissions and comply with all Euro standards for environmental impact.

City Sightseeing Cape Town has been in operation since 2002 and was the first bus company in South Africa to be certified carbon-neutral.

City Sightseeing Johannesburg was launched in February 2013 and, as with all City Sightseeing tours, 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 routes and hop back on a later bus at their leisure.

City Sightseeing operates seven days a week, 365 days a year, come rain or shine, and a bus arrives at each stop at regular scheduled intervals.

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