UBER X: The Low-Cost Uber

Eight months the geniuses that originated in NYC brought Uber to Cape Town. They feel it is time they take this relationship to the next level, bringing them one step closer to being Everyone’s Private Driver. This has personally changed the way I travel, and I don’t use any other method of transport, other than my own car! Now things have just got a whole lot better… And here’s why!


If you read my blog post from the Uber launch way back in November 2013, you can see the 10 reasons I chose for using Uber over other private taxi’s [here]. But moving on to UBER X!


Myself and Lindsey Elkin aka @Uber_CT at their launch in November! What a fantastic evening at The Bungalow!

What is Uber X?

uberX is a low-cost Uber option that uses the same app to connect you with the most reliable & affordable ride in Cape Town. So instead of expecting a BMW, Audi or Mercedes, you can now expect a Toyota Corolla or a Chevrolet Cruze for a fraction of the price!

How do I request an Uber X?

Open up your Uber app and you’ll now see two vehicle options to choose from: uberX and uberBLACK.

Toggle over to uberX to give it a try.

Set your pickup location and tap the “Request uberX” button.

Shoot us some feedback via the in-app rating screen after your trip!

What does Uber X cost?

Well until Monday night, it’s absolutely FREE! Yes, you heard correctly. Any new or existing Uber member can catch 6 rides up to R300 each up until Monday 16 June at 10pm. How fucking epic is that for service? If you haven’t signed up yet, use my promo code UberMrCPT when asked for one and go ahead setting up your account.


As always, feel free to reach out to supportcapetown@uber.com or tweet us with any questions, concerns, or #uberXCT love!

Spread the uberX Love! Who doesn’t love FREE Uber!


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6 Responses to “UBER X: The Low-Cost Uber” Subscribe

  1. Sharon June 24, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

    Hi. I’ve tried to sign-up for Uber, but haven’t been able to because they want a credit card number….which I don’t have. Is there any other way of signing up for this service? Thanks

    • Mr. Cape Town June 26, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

      Hi Sharon! Try with your debit card they do take some cheque or debit cards 🙂

  2. minette December 4, 2015 at 7:41 am #

    Do you uber from Fisante kraal airforce to durbanville?
    What will the fare be ?

    • Mr. Cape Town December 7, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

      Hey Minette.

      Download the app and get R100 free ride using my UberMrCPT promo code!

      You can fill in the destinations on the app and it calculates it for you 🙂

  3. Hester Smit December 18, 2017 at 12:05 pm #

    require ride to CT Airport on Thu 21/12 @ 9am – collect 6 Aandblom Str Durbanville

    my contact no 083 7556 905

    Pse note I wish to pay cash (no ct card) – pse advise cost

    • Mr. Cape Town December 19, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

      You need to create an Uber account and once you have done so you can choose in the app to pay cash!

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