THE traditional month of love is upon us and the shops have filled up with cards, chocolates, stuffed animals and other Valentine’s Day themed trinkets. Many wrack their brains for that something special to buy, or do, for their loved one whilst others plan which restaurant they need to make an early booking at in order to ensure a table.
This year, for something fun, memorable, different and romantic to do for Valentines try the Red City Tour as offered by City Sightseeing Johannesburg & Soweto, the company that operates the iconic red double decker buses.
City Sightseeing run an unmatched and unforgettable tour through the Johannesburg CBD that stops at all the top attractions, such as Gandhi Square, the Roof of Africa at the Carlton Centre, the James Hall Transport Museum, the Apartheid Museum and Gold Reef City, the Mining District, the World of Beer, Newtown Precinct, Origins Centre at Wits, Braamfontein and Constitution Hill.
The Red City Tour operates on a Hop-On, Hop-Off basis, which means you can climb off the bus at any of the stops along the route and then get back on to a later bus when you are ready – so this is tailor made sightseeing which is safe, reliable, affordable, informative and fun. You can also choose to stay on the bus for the full circular route – meaning that in just two hours you can experience the best of Johannesburg – accompanied by the onboard commentary which explains the story behind the sites and is available in 16 different languages – including a fun kid’s channel.
Special Valentine’s Day offer
City Sightseeing are running a special offer for Valentine’s Day that offers unbeatable value. If you buy one online ticket for the 1-Day Red City tour for Friday 14 February you will receive another ticket for the same day free. This special offer is only available online at www.citysightseeing.co.za.
“This really is a special way to spend the most romantic day of the year,” says Claus Tworeck, CEO of City Sightseeing South Africa. “Couples can sit back, relax and make fun memories whilst experiencing the vibrancy and excitement of Joburg’s CBD and its sites. You can enjoy a romantic lunch at one of the many restaurants along the route – perhaps a quaint eatery in Braamfontein or at Gold Reef City for example, or couples could pack a picnic to enjoy at the Roof of Africa on top of the Carlton Centre for something different.”
Buses run on a rotational basis, (every 40 minutes in the week and every 30 minutes over weekends) stopping regularly at all of the designated points along the route, and City Sightseeing highly recommend starting the tour either at the Gautrain Park Station (Bus Stop 1) where you can climb onto the City Sightseeing bus after disembarking from the Gautrain or from the City Sightseeing Tour Office at Gold Reef City (Bus Stop 6).
For detailed information on tour options, the times, costs and stops along the route as well as to book and take advantage of the special Valentine’s Day offer, visit the website on www.citysightseeing.co.za/joburg or contact 0861 733 287.
Meanwhile Sports Focus and City Sightseeing are giving away double-sets of Red City Tour Tickets valued at R300 each set for the Month of Love to three lucky Gauteng-based readers.
To stand a chance of winning please answer this simply question below:
Name any three of the main attractions on the City Sightseeing routes in Johannesburg?
Send your answer, name and contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org
The competition closes on Thursday, February 13 at 10am and winners will be notified via e-mail
between 12 and 5pm on the same day.