Hopping into Soweto!
Shoe addict with OCD and adventure junky tendencies, Stephanie Scorgie takes us with on her “love at first experience” journey into Soweto’s vibrant culture and tumultuous history with the latest offering from City Sightseeing Joburg – board for your very own ‘taxi to Soweto’ with the #JoziRedBus Combo Deal!
Mothers Day on the Blue Mini Peninsula Tour
“This is my fifth trip aboard the City Sightseeing Cape Town bus and let me assure you that it’s never something you can tick off your ‘things to do’ list. There is always somewhere new to explore so every trip is a whole new experience.” Follow Shelley Finch on her day aboard the Blue Mini Peninsula Tour.
A Sustainable Saturday: The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock
The once neglected and ‘industrial’ area of Woodstock in Cape Town is now experiencing a regeneration thanks so trendy local creatives. Filled with design studios, hip boutiques and interesting antique stores, the suburb makes for a great morning out. Sofia Tosolari tells us about its most popular attraction: The Old Biscuit Mill.
Exploring the Castle of Good Hope
A little over a week ago a friend of mine spoke excitedly about the Castle of Good Hope (Stop 10) and the firing of the miniature canon. The last time I had given the castle a visit was quite a few years ago but I’d never seen or heard of any canon fire. With boyish excitement I quickly hustled a small group of friends and family together to go witness the firing of the castle’s relatively diminutive arsenal.
Join me, Nicolas van Zyl through what turned out to be one eventful afternoon at one of South Africa’s most venerable heritage sites.
Body Worlds and the Cycle of Life
Wow, wow, wow!! A world class exhibition right on our doorstep – something for the family that’s fun, educational and totally unbelievable. Body Worlds: Cycle of Life aims to educate as many people as possible on the importance of the human body, its structure, function and complexity and why it’s so important to live a healthy lifestyle. This exhibition is brought to South Africa by the genius of Dr Gunther von Hagens and the planner and designer of these exhibitions, his wife Dr Angelina Whalley.
Travel to 15 Billion BC with the Iziko Planetarium
Have you ever wondered how far the human eye has seen? No, I don’t quite mean distance, I mean through time? If you have ever wondered about the universe, its fabric, and where we all fit into it? A visit to the Iziko Planetarium (Stop 6) will have all these questions answered. Join Nicolas van Zyl’s time warp into the frontier of space and time.
Wiscellaneous boards the #JoziRedBus!
We invited blogger Wisaal of Wiscellaneous.com to hop aboard the #JoziRedBus and experience the inner city like she never has before. Follow her adventure here and find out why you should be doing it too!
The Mount Nelson Hotel: Giving Back to the Community and the Environment
The Mount Nelson Hotel (Stop 7 on the Cape Town Red City Tour) is dedicated to encouraging responsible tourism through the conservation of natural resources, and a commitment to educating its staff to make a difference in the lives of others. Through the implementation of various Environmental, Social, Cultural and Human Resources initiatives, The Mount Nelson Hotel contributes to the continuous improvement of the city of Cape Town, and to the education and support of local communities.
Sofia Tosolari writes about how this iconic hotel is making a difference in the lives of its local community.
A new goldrush awaits you: sightseeing in the city of Joburg
Looking to spend a day exploring the facinating and cosmopolitan city of Johannesburg? Why not hop aboard a red City Sightseeing bus and get a bird’s-eye view of the city from a double decker. Blogger Kim Baxen and a friend did just this. Read all about the sights and sounds of their #JoziRedBus experience. Written by Kim Baxen
A day in Newtown on R50.00
School holidays need not mean that you have to take out a bank loan just to keep the kids busy! We challanged Shelley Finch to spend a day sightseeing in Joahnnesburg without spending more than R50.00. Take a look at how she did it. Written by Shelley Finch