I’m sure you’ve heard of UBER but have you tried them out yet? A friend and myself used Uber for the first time recently and were beyond impressed.
So what is Uber? Uber is a free app that you can download on your smart phone, which then connects you with drivers in your area. With the tap of a button, the Uber app uses your phone’s GPS to detect your location and connects you with the nearest available drivers. Once you’ve requested and accepted a particular driver, the Uber app keeps you informed about the car’s whereabouts as well as providing you with the driver’s name and details.
When you sign up with Uber, you give them your credit card details and so each ride is cashless. This is the best part! No need to worry about not having enough money on you at the end of a big night and no need to tip the driver either. Their tip is worked out and included in the fare. Once you’ve been safely delivered to your destination, you will receive an Uber receipt and the amount will be deducted from your account. So simple!
I seriously recommend you give Uber a try… the whole process is so efficient and believe me you will never want to pick up the phone to call a regular cab company and wait ages to be collected.
Currently Uber drivers are available in 30 countries and more than 100 cities, including Cape Town and Joburg. Great for getting picked up at a airport and avoiding taxi lines too!
Uber is offering all of my readers and friends a free first ride up to R200!
All you have to do is sign up at uber.com/app with my promotion code: LANALOUSTYLE
I am off to Joburg next week for a 8 days and will definitely be using Uber to get around. I’ll be visiting all of the cool places that I’ve been hearing about and will be featuring plenty of these on my blog when I return! For each person that signs up with my promo code, I will get a few Uber credits which will help me get around the city… so please go and sign up and help me make the most of my Joburg city tour!
Images via Uber