Tuesday, 30 October 2012

New Sightseeing Buses in Johannesburg from January, 2013

Johannesburg is set to start operating new sightseeing buses from January, the next year. With that, Jozi will become the second city in South Africa to have world renowned hop-on, hop-off buses. These buses are already in operation in Cape Town, a popular tourist destination in the country.

The move is seen as a good step towards promoting tourism in Johannesburg. The people’s perception of the city will change with the arrival of these buses. A global brand in itself, the hop-on hop-off buses are being run in more than 100 countries across the world.

Gauteng Tourism Authority has already received a fleet of four state-of-the-art buses. A trial run was launched in June this year with a few passengers aboard. However, the official launch was scheduled for a later date in January, 2013.

The passengers can get off at any of the ten designated stops along the route and can take as much time as they need to enjoy sightseeing. When they are done they can catch the next bus to continue their journey to the next destination. The buses will run at 30-minute intervals to ensure guaranteed frequency.

The amenities will include a personal headset and an FM radio for each passenger on board. Travelers can listen to the radio while waiting for the bus to move. There will be a tour guide also to provide enriching commentaries on different aspects of Joburg tourism.

Kids will have their own reason to rejoice. They will be provided with a free activity book in the bus and they are also allowed to join an exclusive club for children. Consider taking along kids and family while booking flights from London to Johannesburg with Hoodaki.

With Joburg sightseeing buses, passengers will have a good opportunity to see more and experience more. These are specially designed open top tour buses. The passengers sitting on top will have a broader view of the city. There will be 55 passengers on top whereas the bottom of the bus can accommodate 22 passengers.


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