Connecting Cape Town: Uber Has Officially Launched


Dear Cape Town,

We’ve had secret Uber rides on the road for the last few weeks and you guys seem to love it, so let’s just cut to the chase and make this thing official: Uber has now officially launched in Cape Town!

Since getting started here we have seen an incredible uptake and the local support has been overwhelming. From morning trips to catch that dreaded early flight to Joburg, to rides from downtown to the suburbs after a night out, to brunches on saturdays and sundowners on sundays people have been Uber’ing their way around the city. We could not be more honoured by the welcome we have received and will continue to build on the past few weeks to make it easier for you to get from A to B. Please continue to give us your feedback as we grow in Cape Town and strive to improve the experience for you!

Our vision is to be Everyone’s Private Driver and we do want EVERYONE to try out the Uber experience so if you’re a new user, use the promo code “CTLAUNCH” and enjoy R100 off your first two trips so you can get a feel for what we are about. Insert the code under “Promotions” in your Uber app. Download the app for iPhone or Android or go to You can also redeem this promotion when you register on the website. Finally, remember to take advantage of your personal promotion code which you can edit on the website and share with friends to give them credits and earn credits yourself.

To stay up to date on the latest please follow us on Twitter or on Instagram!

We are still looking for a talented General Manager to lead the team in Cape Town so if you are interested or know someone who could help us take it to the next level please get in touch!

Finally, we just want to say a big thank you Cape Town for your trust and support,

Team Uber SA

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