City Sightseeing, the company who runs the iconic red open-top bus and V&A Harbour cruises, have recognised that we as South Africans, have all been affected by the COVID 19 lockdown and have been on an emotional and financial rollercoaster. To address both these issues the Red Bus has launched affordable Family Packages on the HOP ON HOP OFF bus and the popular V&A Harbour cruise.

City Sightseeing invites South African families to take advantage of the opportunity to get out of their homes and fall in love with Cape Town all over again. Rest assured all COVID Protocols remain in place and your safety is the team’s priority.


At R390, a family of FOUR (2 adults 2 children – regular rate R750) can spend the whole day exploring the red bus routes, which include the Red City tour to Table Mountain and the very popular Blue Mini Peninsula tour that passes Kirstenbosch, the Constantia Winelands and Hout bay before heading along the beachfront back to the Waterfront.

The team at the Red Bus encourages families to hop off at their favourite stops, pick a restaurant along the way or just pack a picnic to be enjoyed on the beach. At the end of the day the bus will bring you back to the Waterfront. Get out into the fresh air and claim your city again.

Spend some time on the water and safely enjoy the views of Table Mountain, the resident seals and the Waterfront from a very different vantage point. The V&A Harbour cruise family ticket has been further discounted from R160 to only R125 for a family of four (2 adults and 2 Children –regular rate R180).

For those wanting the best of both tours, combine both offers in the Family Bus and Boat combo, packed with unbeatable value, for a family of FOUR at only R 450. (regular rate R930)

These offers are available during Tourism Month 2020 on the website and at the ticket offices. For more information, contact 021 5116000.


The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300-year history.

Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in a vintage style railway tram and open-air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. A combination of tram and tram-bus transports passengers around a loop of stops allowing them to hop-off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, be it wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards and when they are ready, hop-on to continue the tour. The tour takes passengers through the Franschhoek Valley, with a narration focusing on the history of Franschhoek and wine cultivation in the valley and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards. Breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine and fine wines: These are the hallmarks of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in the heart of the Cape Winelands. When the Huguenots first settled in this spectacular valley over 300 years ago they brought with them their traditions and knowledge in winemaking and viticulture from their native France and transformed the wilderness around them into one of the most beautiful valleys in the world. This proud heritage can be seen and felt today on the wine farms.

There are a variety of cellars, from small boutique wineries that cater for those in search of something unique, to large cellars that offer organised tours and conducted tastings. Award-winning wines range from plump reds to elegant whites and delicious sparkling wines. This longstanding tradition of winemaking is a perfect complement to the excellent food that is served. The Franschhoek Valley is known as the Wine & Gourmet Capital of South Africa and has among its truly talented chefs several who have been awarded the highest national and international culinary honors.

The combo City Sightseeing and Franschhoek Wine Tram tour is available, currently, every Saturday with a special price over September of R490 per adult (regular price R580) and R245 per child.

Tickets are only valid for the stipulated day of booking and booking for this tour is essential.