Red buses expand footprint
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.
SIGHTSEEING: Tourists on a “topless” double-decker bus in Joburg.