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Johannesburg Green Tour

Discover Johannesburg in an informative, safe, convenient and fun way – aboard the big red bus! City Sightseeing's Johannesburg Green Tour shows you the city and its suburbs like you've never seen them before and takes you to Jozi's most picturesque spots.

How it works: you buy one ticket and choose at which of our stops you'd like to hop on or off for the period that your ticket is valid. With your Johannesburg Green Tour ticket, you'll also be able hop on the City Tour at no additional cost. 

We also offer a Green/City Tour and Soweto Combo, which takes you to a rich and vibrant area south of Joburg that is full of history and culture.

Best way to explore Johannesburg's leafy suburbs

  • It's a circular route with buses running at regular intervals. View timetable here
  • Five bus stops and one viewpoint; hop on and hop off at any of the stops
  • Entrance and tour fees at stops are not included
  • Total tour duration (with no hop-offs): about an hour

Best things to see on the Johannesburg Green Tour 

Where does the Johannesburg Green Tour start? 

The Green Tour currently starts from The Zone @ Rosebank (stop 1), but you can hop on at any of the other stops and buy your ticket on the bus. See timetable.

Directions to our Rosebank ticket office: 

If you're arriving in Rosebank with the Gautrain, take the north exit. Use the lift and it will take you directly to the pedestrian walk, with KFC on your right and Nando's on your left. From here you can head straight to the ticket office, which will be on your right. If using the escalator, turn right at the top and head towards the pedestrian walk of The Zone @ Rosebank, between Nando's and KFC, and then straight to the ticket office.

Directions to our Rosebank bus stop: 

The bus stop, from which our red buses leave every 30 minutes, is situated on Cradock Avenue, between Baker Street and Arnold Road. From the ticket office, walk in the direction of Cradock Avenue (towards Tashas and RocoMamas) and turn left at FNB into the Cradock Avenue pedestrian zone. Walk past the Rosebank Mall on your right-hand side and the lawn and parking lot on your left. Cross Baker Street and you'll find the bus stop (26°08'52.5"S 28°02'33.5"E) on your right. If you're unsure, a City Sightseeing staff member will direct you or walk with you from the ticket office to the bus stop.   

Our buses follow a timetable that can also be found on our bus stop signs and brochure. Hop on our City Tour at Constitution Hill (stop 5) at no additional cost. You can also buy a ticket for the add-on tour to Soweto, which can only be done in conjunction with the Green Tour and City Tour. Hop onto the red minibus taxi to this vibrant township at Gold Reef City Casino Hotel (stop 13).  

Hop on our shuttle from Sandton and Melrose to Rosebank:

We offer City Sightseeing ticket holders a free shuttle service from departure points at certain hotels in Sandton and Melrose to the Rosebank ticket office, making the red bus easily accessible for tourists, business travellers and locals. Click here for more details and the shuttle timetable.   

Download a printable PDF map of our Green Tour and City Tour here.

Please note this tour will not run on 24 September 2017 (Joburg 10K CITYRUN) and 19 November 2017 947 (Cycle Challenge).

Stops legend

1
Indicates Johannesburg Green Tour stop number
1

The Zone @ Rosebank

Tour office: Open daily from 8.30am-5pm

The Zone: Mondays to Thursdays 9am-7pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9am-9pm, Sundays and public holidays 10am-5pm

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Ticket office: Tyrwhitt Avenue pedestrian zone, next to Hamleys, opposite Clicks (26°08'40.7"S 28°02'36.5"E

Bus stop: 9 Cradock Avenue (26°08'52.5"S 28°02'33.5"E)

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2

Zoo Lake

Daily from 6am-6pm

1-2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Corner of Lower Park Drive and Roscommon Road, Parktown

(26°09'36.0"S 28°01'42.5"E)

One of Jozi’s best picnic spots. Paddle across the man-made lake or relax in the shade of the many trees

3

Johannesburg Zoo

Daily from 8am-5pm 

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Jan Smuts Road, Parktown (26°09'57.9"S 28°02'02.8"E)

Adults R80, children (3-12), students and pensioners R50

See the Big Five in one location, meet the animals of the Amazon, get up close to many different species and swim with fish (without getting wet) at Joburg Zoo

4

Ditsong National Museum of Military History

Daily from 8am-4.30pm during the week

Weekends: 9am-4:30pm 

Closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Erlswold Way, Saxonwold (26°09'50.5"S 28°02'34.6"E)

Adults R40, children/scholars R30, senior citizens R20

The only museum of its kind in South Africa, displaying the history of military conflict in which South Africans have played a part as well as technological development in warfare

5

Constitution Hill

Open daily from 9am-5pm, closes at 3pm on 24 and 31 December (closed on Good Friday, 25 and 26 December and 1 January) 

1-2 hours (recommended time to explore this stop)

Corner of Kotze Street and Queens Road, Braamfontein (26°11'21.0"S 28°02'34.3"E)

R15-R55

A celebration of democracy, including a not-to-be-missed guided tour through prison life

1

The Zone @ Rosebank

Tour office: Open daily from 8.30am-5pm

The Zone: Mondays to Thursdays 9am-7pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9am-9pm, Sundays and public holidays 10am-5pm

1 hour (recommended time to explore this stop)

Ticket office: Tyrwhitt Avenue pedestrian zone, next to Hamleys, opposite Clicks (26°08'40.7"S 28°02'36.5"E

Bus stop: 9 Cradock Avenue (26°08'52.5"S 28°02'33.5"E)

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Joburg Timetable

Joburg Timetable

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First Last
1

The Zone @ Rosebank

9am 3.10pm
2

Zoo Lake

9.09am 3.19pm
3

Johannesburg Zoo

9.12am 3.22pm
4

Ditsong National Museum of Military History

9.18am 3.28pm
5

Constitution Hill

Constitution Square

9.40am 6.00pm
1

The Zone @ Rosebank

9.55am 6.15pm

Our buses run at regular intervals. For detailed times, see this timetable or the signage at each bus stop.

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