Essential Johannesburg: Touring With The Big Red Bus
Recently launched in Johannesburg, City Sightseeing tours has done a fantastic job of getting locals & tourists alike to the definitive parts of central Johannesburg, helping them learn more about the city where gold has had such a huge influence.
The Red Bus offers a hop-on,hop-off tour experience to 12 fantastic, historical sightseeing locations, with audio commentary on the bus which is tied in with local points of interest along the way.
The service runs at 40 minute intervals, & takes you to historical and cultural venues such as the Apartheid Museum, The Newtown Precinct, the Origins Centre & Braamfontein.
As each of the stops are filled with loads of interesting facts, sights, & activities I would definitely suggest starting early in the day as you can easily find yourself staying longer than one 40 minute interval if not two.
Should you stop at one of the inner city stops, it is advisable to be cautious & vigilant as there can be very opportunistic individuals who will have no problem relieving a tourist of their recently purchased gift-shop items & any other items of value.
Tourists from sun forsaken countries may wish to sit at the top in the open air section & soak up the sun for a gloriously golden tan (with the help of a strong SPF lotion of course) while enjoying the views & the extremely informative & jovial audio narrative.
Purchasing tickets online qualifies the purchaser to a discount.