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"Most expensive taxis in the World!!" Car / Taxi Tip by zarada

Car / Taxi, Cape Town: 46 reviews and 20 photos

  Check taxi prices in advance!!
by zarada

The rates for taxis in Cape Town are the highest we've seen anywhere in the world. Starting at 7 rand per Km they can go up to 11 Rand per Km, that is a whooping EUR1.16 per Km or $2.37 per mile!!!. We're talking here about fully legal and metered taxis.
It is up to the taxi company to determine how much to charge per km as long as it is listed on the taxi itself. To avoid nasty surprises chech the following before getting into a cab:

1 - check price per km listed at the back of the taxi and remember you can look/call for a cheaper one. I'd suggest to ask your hotel for the number of cheaper ones.
2 - Ask in advance how far is the place you're going to and the approximate cost of the taxi ride.

Taxis can't be stopped in the middle of the street, you can find them at taxi stands or call for one.

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Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 30, 2006
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