Hop on, Hop off in Joburg

When looking into how to get around Johannesburg – with the city’s safety issue, wandering “aimlessly” about was apparently not an option – my guesthouse hostess suggested to use the Hop-On Hop-Off bus (hop-on-hop-off-bus.com/johannesburg-bus-tours). Not being too fond of these buses, I was honestly very reluctant. But having considered the pros and cons, I decided I would get to see more of the city than going from place to place in an Uber. As I also had a day only to explore Jozi, efficiency was key. So, for CitySightseeing Joburg there is in reality four routes to remember: 1) There is a free hotel shuttle that goes around Sandton and Melrose Arch to pick up people, and drop them off at Stop 1, which is Rosebank. 2) The Green Tour which departs Rosebank for Constitution Hill, and returns. 3) At Constitution Hill you can change to the Red Tour, which takes you all the way down to Gold Reef City Casino Hotel, before it starts heading back again. Here you can change to 4) the Soweto Extension Tour, which drops you off at the same point as it picks you up. Remember to show your bus ticket if there is an entrance fee to pay at the attractions at any of the stops, as this can entitle you to a discount. With all this in mind, time to get onboard 🙂

On my tour through Johannesburg, I made three hop-offs in total, at Constitution Hill, at the Apartheid Museum, and in Newtown (SAB World of Beer is the name of the stop here). Some places more interesting than others. As for the rest of the tour, and Joburg, it was a nice drive through. There are for sure areas one could get off at, and explore. All in all it looks like a great city, just too bad safety makes it not possible to enjoy it like one would like to. I guess for some cities the Hop-on Hop-off bus can be a good option 🙂

Other things to do: Johannesburg tips

Website: joburgtourism.com

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