Compared to the rest of the world, taxi services in South Africa are a little different. In New York for instance, people simply put up their arm and whistle. Here in South Africa, the taxis take you raising your arm to scratch your head as an indication that you need a ride and will more than likely whistle at you. One taxi service in South Africa is a little different though - Rikkis. Pay R50 for R100 worth of Rikki miles and get where you need to be in style with today’s Groupon.
Whether you were watching bands play in Hout Bay and need to get back to your flat in Rondebosch, Rikkis will get you and your friends their safely. No crazy drivers who can lock you in or tell you endless stories about how they need to move out of their mom’s house: again, unlike New York taxi drivers, at least the ones you’ve seen in movies.
However, you can chat to the driver about whatever you like really. They will at all times ensure that they keep their eyes on the road and get you home safe and sound, from wherever you are. No Rikkis taxi is allowed to exceed the speed limit at any time (even if you need to save the world in 30 minutes) and is monitored 24 hours a day. To book a ride all you need to do is follow these steps:
- Dial 0861 745 547
- Wait for the next available operator
- Ask for a share ride, direct , airport or out of town transfer
- Tell the operator how many people, where you are, where you want to go and what time/date you want to be collected.
- Once collected, simply show the driver your Groupon. If your ride exceeds R100 then you will be responsible for the difference.