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Choosing the right cabs in Cape Town

Choosing the right cabs in Cape Town

Are you traveling to Cape Town? Do you want the best Taxi or Cab services?

Then you have come to the right place.

It is difficult to find genuine and reliable taxi service providers in a tourist attraction like Cape Town. Even if you pre-book a cab, most of the service providers do not come in time or do justice to their jobs. Therefore, we have introduced our services to provide the best and most reliable taxi or cab services to the ones traveling to Cape Town.

If you are wondering why you should choose us from the list of taxi service providers, here is a list of reasons that will help you understand us better:

  • We believe in customer satisfaction – For us, all that matters, is that you are satisfied by our services. If you have any complaints regarding our drivers or services, feel free to contact us on our numbers and get in touch with us. We make sure that your complaints, suggestions or feedbacks are taken with an open mind; we work hard to improve our services.
  • We believe in being affordable – This is something that we take a guarantee of – we are one of the most affordable taxi service providers in Cape Town. You don’t have to think twice (with respect to your budget or our charges) before hiring us. Once you discuss the rates with us, you realize how affordable we are.
  • We provide you with high quality services – We do not believe in bluffing or fluffing about us; it is in your hands to decide if we meet your expectations or not. All you’ve got to do is experience our services and decide it on your own. We do our best and believe in giving you the maximum that we can.
  • We provide a bouquet of services – We not only provide pick and drop facilities to the tourists or travelers, but also help in showing Cape Town to you. Once you contact us and tell us what exactly you are looking for, we decide on the most negotiable rates and provide the best quotation to you.
  • We understand your safety – Even if you are a woman traveling alone in Cape Town, you don’t have to fear our driver(s). We make sure that our drivers are well-trained in professionalism before sending them to provide you with their services. You can stay in touch with us through Whatsapp as well.

Advantages and Disadvantages to Using Uber as Opposed to Traditional Taxi and Shuttle Services

Advantages and Disadvantages to Using Uber as Opposed to Traditional Taxi and Shuttle Services

The idea of paying someone a small fee, in return for getting picked up and dropped off at your desired location has existed for decades. But, as times are evolving, we’re starting to see new taxi services using innovative methods, to make the whole experience much more convenient and enjoyable. One of those is Uber, who have tapped into the technological advancements, to allow people to book and pay for a lift much quicker.


Now, the popularity of this service is highlighted by their rapid expansion across the world. Whether people want a ride home from a bar at 4am in the morning, or they want shuttling to the airport at 9pm at night, they can easily book it through an app on their smartphone. You’re given a random driver that is currently located nearby, and you’re provided with an estimation on what the final price will be.


In addition, the purchasing system is also very streamlined. By making an account on the app, you’ll link your bank account or PayPal to it, and the transactions become instant. While this is process is incredibly fast, it does have its downfalls. For instance, only being given an estimation can cause problems if you’re strapped for cash, or not sure how much you actually have in your bank account.  


Also, some people prefer to carry cash around with them, but with Uber you aren’t able to go down that route. Although, another advantage of Uber is that you can track exactly where your taxi is, with a real-time update on how far away they are in minutes. However, there are still plenty of disadvantages to using this method, which are exposed when you look at the advantages which traditional methods have.


With the traditional process of booking a taxi or airport shuffle, you can build a rapport and some necessary trust with your driver in advance. Once you’ve done that, you can rest assured that you’ll be in safe hands during your journey, and on the return. When booking an Uber, the selection is completely random, so you’ll most likely have a different driver for each journey.


Furthermore, the traditional way allows you to avoid any of internet issues, which commonly occur. If you ever want to book an Uber, or track where the driver is, you’re going to need a 3G internet connection or Wi-Fi. But, if you have neither of those, you’re going to struggle to secure yourself a lift. Plus, communicating with a real person on the phone will always triumph over communicating with a smartphone app.


Why? Well, because it’s much easier to cancel if you no longer need the service, the fare can be agreed on beforehand and will not change, and there’ll be no confusion when it comes to the location. Plus, if required, you can schedule the driver to meet you inside an airport, or bar, or wherever else, just to increase safety. Ultimately, innovation is brilliant, but the original way is proven.



Things To Do This 2018 in Cape Town

Things To Do This 2018 in Cape Town

Cape Town has no doubt the most iconic, majestic and breathtaking areas in the Western Cape. But besides the tourist hotspots, there are some great places to go and be "Local".

Here are my Top 10 spots to visit in Cape Town this 2018 

Surfing at Muizenberg

Muizenberg Beach is known for its gentle sloping sandy white beach and consistent waves making it easy to learn the art of surfing quickly and safely.

Hike up Table Mountain

Hiking up Table Mountain can be rather exhausting for some people, but if you plan your routes correctly it can be less exhausting. I would recommend starting at Kloof Corner Parking, head onto the Pipetrack, up Kasteelspoort then left into echo valley, and continue until the main face, then enjoy the views and descend down Platteklip Gorge.

a meal at the hidden gem

It's not a restaurant, it's a driveway - and it serves the most awesome burgers. Also known as The Yard and during the day as The Bitches' Tits this little hideaway off Buitenkant Street in Cape Town's CBD is a proper foodie gem!

6 Roodehek Street
Gardens, Cape Town
Western Cape

The Southern Peninsula

The Cape Peninsula is beyond amazing, whether you are driving or taking a tour it is always worth it.

See our Tours Page for more information 

visit to Charly's Bakery

Grab a baked treat at "Charley's Bakery" and roam the streets, soaking in the history of District 6


Useful tips and advise when booking your airport transfer

Useful tips and advise when booking your airport transfer

Airport Transfer Service Tips

When arranging transport for a Cape Town airport transfer, it can be difficult to know what to do. When making trip plans to Cape Town, this can be the one element of the journey that ends up unplanned. Because of this, many people end up spending far too much money on shuttle services at Cape Town Airport and airport taxis at Cape Town.

How can this be avoided?

For your Cape Town Airport transfer, consider knowing which taxi service to utilize beforehand. Doing so can allow a better understanding of the anticipated cost, and also ensure there is no miscommunication of the cost during the driving process.

For example, when utilizing Taxi Cabs Cape Town, there is an option online to obtain a free quote. The quote of the taxi ride or shuttle does not need to be an unpleasant surprise. With this, you can understand precisely what to expect.

How can you stay safe?

Another issue that arises during travel is the fear of safety and reliability. By booking Cape Town Airport transport ahead of time, you can check reviews and previous customer experiences in order to ensure safety.

By pre-planning and arranging a taxi service, there is no need to fear unsafe taxi options trying to capture your attention at the airport. Rather than taking risks, allow yourself peace of mind through simple and easy preparation. When a driver is waiting with sign that has your name on it, there is no need to feel apprehensive about getting into the car with a stranger. Once you have done your research and selected a taxi company with a positive customer experience background, there is no concern over your well-being. Let yourself know you are in good hands!

Choose a company with experience

By selecting a company with experience with shuttle services at Cape Town Airport and general Cape Town Airport transfers, you will not have to worry about a driver being unfamiliar with the setup of the airport. The driver will understand exactly where you will be arriving, and understands how to most efficiently get away from the airport once you are in the car.

Inexperienced taxi drivers may become frazzled around the Cape Town Airport, which can be hazardous to your safety and well-being. Understanding the quickest and easiest ways to enter and exit the airport area is necessary for Cape Town Airport transfers. Not only do you not want to risk your safety, you do not want to spend extra money on your ride, just because of a driver’s lack of knowledge and experience. It pays to do your homework before your travels.

Understand the distance

It takes approximately 25 minutes to get into the city from the airport. Bearing this in mind when trying to wrap your head around costs can make it easier to understand and anticipate numbers!


Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour

Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour

Enjoy a full day of sight seeing on this breathtaking tour of the Cape Peninsula

Places to visit:

  • Muizenberg
  • Simon's Town (Harbour)
  • Boulders Beach (Penguin colony)
  • Cape Point  nature reserve
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Chapman's peak drive
  • Hout Bay & Camps Bay

Depart: 08:00-09:00  Return: 1600-17:00

Cost: R1800 for up to 4 passengers



Wine tasting tours

Wine tasting tours

Enjoy a full day of wine tasting in not one but three of the Western Cape’s most popular wine farms Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek located near Cape Town.

A full day of wine tasting is best enjoyed with a sober, safe and responsible driver who knows the wine farms and surrounding areas well enough to get you and your fellow passengers to and from your destination safely and enjoyably. Our drivers are well trained and equipped to deal with any situation that could possibly occur on route to the Cape Wine Lands.

Get in touch with us today by completing the form below and one of our friendly consultants will respond to your inquiry within minutes.

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Whale watching Cape Town

Whale watching Cape Town

If you are interested in Cape Town whale-watching, the small town of Hermanus, on the southern edge of Africa and less than a two-hour drive from Cape Town, may be the whale-watching capital of the world. They certainly seem to think so, and with the possibility of seeing whales breach less than a hundred feet away, they may be right. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has Hermanus listed as one of the best whale-watching destinations in the world.

Southern Right whales breed and mate off the coast, particularly in Walker Bay, from June to November. They migrate from the cold waters of the Antarctic in June, calve in August and September, and mate in October. The whales are very active, and if you time your trip right, you might get to see a calf. Entire families, pods, will travel up and down the coast.

Whale watching HermanusThe best way to see whales is by boat. Cape Town whale-watching tours will get up to fifty meters away, and leave it to the curious whales to get closer. You can hear their blowholes sputter water into the air and feel the force of their magnificent bodies as they bob up and down along the surface, and you might need an umbrella to protect you as they leap out of the water for a gigantic splash. This is called breaching, and there are several theories as to why whales might do this, the most prominent theory being that it is for communication. Whales usually breach a few times in succession, so if you didn’t manage to take out your camera the first time, don’t worry, you’ll get a few more chances to capture the moment.

You’ll also see whales sticking their tails up out of the water and gently waving them from side to side. This is called lobtailing, and it is probably not them saying hello, but rather a form of temperature control, or perhaps a lazier way to move through the water, by using their tail as a sail, and allowing the wind to propel them. If they slap their tails on the surface of the water, they are probably mildly annoyed or alarmed, and it is a good idea to stay out of their way. The boat operator knows this, and will create a little more distance between the craft and the pod. If the whales stick their heads out the water? This is known as spyhopping. It is a confirmed fact that just like we enjoy watching whales, they also enjoy watching us. Maybe they are following a guide on a people-watching tour.

Whales are not the only amazing animals you will see on a Cape Town whale-watching tour. There are also Cape Fur seals, African penguins, dolphins, sunfish, marine birds, and maybe even great white sharks. And as well as Southern Right whales, there may also be humpbacks and brides whales. It is an amazing wildlife adventure by sea.

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