City Sightseeing Cape Town, the company that operates the iconic red double-decker, open-topped buses in Cape Town, has reinvented its popular Red City Tour – making it easier to get to the Lower Cable Station.
The new Red City Tour starts at the Two Oceans Aquarium, passes the Clock Tower at the V&A Waterfront and the Cape Town International Convention Centre before heading up Adderley Street, stopping at the new Long Street Tour Office. From there the bus continues directly to the Cableway.
Passengers who get off at the Long Street Tour Office can hop into the new Yellow Downtown Tour, which is free to passengers with a Red City Tour ticket. The Yellow Downtown Tour stops at St George's Cathedral, the Iziko South African Museum at the Planetarium, the Mount Nelson Hotel, the SA Jewish Museum, the District Six Museum and the Castle of Good Hope.
Claus Tworeck, CEO of City Sightseeing South Africa, says the route was conceptualised to provide a direct, and hassle-free, connection to the Cableway, while at the same time providing more flexible sightseeing options for visitors wishing to explore the Cape Town CBD. Another benefit of arriving at the Table Mountain Cableway on a red, open-topped City Sightseeing bus, is that visitors do not have to find parking.
“It is in our culture to listen to what our customers want,” Tworeck says in a press release.
He says listening to what customers want was confirmed when City Sightseeing South Africa won the Best Consumer Experience Award from City Sightseeing International, and an award from TripAdvisor for excellence.
“We made the decision to reinvent the Red City Tour to offer our customers a seamless, and hassle-free, connection to Table Mountain, whilst at the same time offering more options to those passengers wishing to explore the Cape Town CBD," he says.
"The City Sightseeing bus is now undoubtedly the best way to get to the New7Wonder of Nature.”
City Sightseeing offers a two-day ticket, which includes the reinvented Red City Tour with its accompanying free Yellow Downtown Tour, the Blue Mini Peninsula Tour with its accompanying free Purple Wine Tour Bus, a free canal cruise and a free walking tour, as well as a free 17h30 return route from stops one (the V&A Waterfront) and five (Long Street) to stop nine (President Hotel) – all of this valued at R450, but only costing R270 if bought online.