update (28 Dec 2012): City Sightseeing will launch its tours in Johannesburg on 15 January 2013 (Tickets will be available from 10 January 2013)
Great news for Johannesburg! City Sightseeing, a global sightseeing bus brand, will from January 2013 not only be running hop on - hop off tours with their iconic red buses in Cape Town, but also in Johannesburg.
From Constitution Hill to Newtown and the Origins Centre at Wits, City Sightseeing will allow visitors to explore the Johannesburg’s most famous tourist locations in a safe and convenient way, making the city more tourist-friendly. The City Sightseeing buses, which operate in 100 cities on six continents around the world, will offer commentary in 17 languages.
According to Dawn Roberston, CEO of the Gauteng Tourism Authority, City Sightseeing and the Tourism Authority are also looking at bringing the buses to Pretoria.