All aboard! Open-top sunset bus ride

All aboard! Open-top sunset bus ride

Justin Lee

Make like a tourist: enjoy the Mother City from new heights in the comfort of a topless bus.

The top deck of a City Sightseeing bus is arguably the best spot to watch the sun set over the most beautiful city in the world. Your journey starts at the Two Oceans Aquarium, from where the bus snakes its way around Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, up Camps Bay Drive, with unhindered views of the famous Twelve Apostles.

One of the highlights – if weather permits – is a stop at Signal Hill to watch the sun sink into the Atlantic. You’ll get ample time to enjoy a picnic, so bring snacks and vino and dress warmly. (In case of bad weather, the bus will visit the lower Table Mountain Cableway Station, which also has twinkly city vistas.)

After sundown, the bus rides down historic Adderley Street and back to your starting point. Stay for dinner at the V&A, or head home to watch your favourite evening entertainment.


Daily, 5.30pm (23 September – 28 October, 1 March – 1 May)
6pm (29 October – 28 February)
The Sunset bus does not operate from the 24 December – 3 January nor on 12 March


R170 (adults)
R90 (under 18)
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0861 733 287


The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 27 October 2016

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