Red buses ex­pand foot­print

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS -

THE fa­mil­iar top­less “Red buses” pre­vi­ously only seen in the Joburg CBD and Braam­fontein will now also be spot­ted in Rose­bank and sur­round­ing ar­eas.

The com­pany op­er­at­ing the buses, City Sight­see­ing Jo­han­nes­burg, launched its new “green tour” last month.

The new tour shows vis­i­tors how green and leafy Joburg is and why it is known as one of the most wooded cities in the world.

The first stop is where the ticket of­fice is at The Zone in Rose­bank.

There will also, for the first time, be a free shut­tle ser­vice for cus­tomers from sev­eral ho­tels in Sand­ton to the ticket of­fice at The Zone.

From Rose­bank, the Red Bus goes to Zoo Lake, the Jo­han­nes­burg Zoo and the Dit­song Na­tional Mu­seum of Mil­i­tary His­tory.

From there, it trav­els to Con­sti­tu­tion Hill via Munro Drive, one of the most scenic roads in Joburg with pic­turesque views over the green sub­urbs of West­cliff, Sax­on­wold, Park­town and be­yond. Other ar­eas seen along the route in­clude Kil­lar­ney and Houghton.

While rid­ing, pas­sen­gers are given com­men­tary on the var­i­ous ar­eas’ rich his­tory and sto­ries shared by lo­cals.

From Con­sti­tu­tion Hill, vis­i­tors can get onto another bus which tours through the Joburg CBD and sur­round­ing ar­eas.

PIC­TURE: MOTSHWARI MOFOKENG

SIGHT­SEE­ING: Tourists on a “top­less” dou­ble-decker bus in Joburg.

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