How to get Around Johanesburg in 2 Days!

Looking for a cheap and easy way to see the main attractions in Jozi in 2 days or less?  Then I highly recommend Hop-On Hop-Off bus.

There are several options for the bus that let you customise your experience based on the amount of time you have and the stops you would like to make. If you are an early riser, you may be able to get away with the one-day pass, especially if you will not be visiting Soweto. The two-day + Soweto pass is ideal if you do not want to rush and also visit Soweto.


The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm.

There are multiple stops along this tour, each requiring at least a half to hour complete.

If Soweto is also on your list, then make sure you are purchasing the two-day pass that includes the Soweto tour, since there is a two-day pass that does not include Soweto. The two-day pass including Soweto is $40usd.  

A similar tour, including Soweto, is also available in one day, but it is a bit tight to fit all the stops and the Soweto Tour in one day. If you only have one day, make sure you catch the very first bus of the day, so you do not miss out on any stops you are interested in.

It is not mandatory to stop at each place. A map is provided, and each stop is announced so you can get off only where interests you.

Sample Two Day Itinerary, Including Soweto:

The bus will pick you up at 9 am and take you to meet your Soweto tour connection (20 minutes)

Day 1

Soweto Guided Tour (roughly 2 hours):

  1. 2O10 FIFA Stadium – FNB Stadium
  2. Soweto Sign
  3. Drive through Soweto
  4. Hector Pieterson Museum
  5. Soweto Towers
  6. Vilakazi Street & Nelson Mandela House (additional fee to enter Mandela House)


2) Johannesburg Zoo: 3-4 hours

Day 2

  1. Apartheid Museum:  2-3 hours
  2. Roof of Africa:  15 – 20 minutes

LunchGold Reef City (Casino and Amusement Park): 30 minutes plus

3. Gold Reef City (Casino and Amusement Park): 30 minutes plus
4. Constitution Hill: 1 hour


  1. Do The Soweto Tour First

If you are planning to add the Soweto tour, do it first and then come back for the other stops!

  • Make sure you check what hours each stop opens and closes.

Not all stops are available all day or every day, so be sure to check opening hours for the stops that interest you in advance of booking your tour. For example, the Apartheid Museum is closed on Monday’s, so if you only have Monday, in Joburg, you will not be able to make this stop.

I hope this post helps you maximize your trip to Joburg!

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