Great news for Uber users in South Africa…to celebrate the first anniversary of uberX they are by cutting prices by 20% in June. Uber is already cheaper than conventional metered taxis and now they got even more affordable for users in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, the three major cities that will benefit from the one month price cut.
I regularly take an Uber taxi from Camps Bay to my home in Sea Point…it cost just over R50. Nearly half of what it costs to make the same trip in a metered taxi. And now with the June price cut it will be even cheaper.
“We are humbled by how South Africa has embraced Uber. Our launch of uberX a year ago, in particular, has changed how people now move around our great cities. To thank riders for their loyal support, we are cutting prices across the country for the month of June.” says Uber general manager for Cape Town, Anthony le Roux.
“As Uber has seen in many other cities around the globe, more people want a ride when prices are lowered. This increased demand means drivers spend less time waiting for a passenger and more time earning.” says General Manager for Uber in Johannesburg and Durban, Alon Lits.”
It’s important to note the the price cut is for uberX only.
To make use of this promotion, download the free application for Android, iPhone, Blackberry 7, Windows Phone or register for Uber at www.uber.com/go.