Is Uber good in Cape Town?

Using Uber after dark is something that I was told to do by my South African friend. This is because Cape Town quickly becomes more dangerous after dark. The good news is that Ubers are safe and inexpensive. Drivers tend to have thousands of five-star reviews, so you can be sure you're in good hands.

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Is it safe to use Uber in South Africa?

Yes, Uber is generally considered safe to use in Cape Town, South Africa. However, users should always take extra precautions when using the service, such as ensuring their driver is legitimate and not a fraudster.

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Do you tip Uber drivers in Cape Town?

Uber launched in-app tipping for Uber and UberEats drivers in South Africa this week. Two business etiquette experts say tipping a driver is fine – as long as it is not because you are trying to ingratiate yourself for a better Uber rating. 10% is fine as a rule of thumb, just never tip in cash or in person.

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Does Uber take cash in South Africa?

Other payment methods? If you'd rather not use your card details, then there are other options available too. In Johannesburg, you can also go the old-fashioned way and pay for an Uber with cash – just select cash payment on the app at any point during the ride.

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Is Cape Town safe for US citizens?

Locals have been known to target tourists for muggings and petty theft, especially in public areas and popular sightseeing destinations. But you'll be generally safe in the city once you maintain a level of awareness and adhere to regular personal security protocols.

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Should I use Uber in Cape Town?

Can you tip in US dollars in South Africa?

However, this does vary, so do ask! Most travellers tip in cash, with the preferred currency in South Africa being the South African rand (or failing that, US dollars or even euros or GB pounds).

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Can I tip in USD in Cape Town?

South AfricaRestaurants and hotels – 10% 15% is customary on your bill if you're satisfied with the service. Generally speaking, gratuities can be paid in cash (local or foreign currency such as US Dollars, Euro) or depending on the establishment, by credit card.

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Can I use my Uber app in South Africa?

Yes, we have Uber in South Africa – especially in the bigger cities like Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, etc.

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Should I carry cash in South Africa?

South Africa's national currency is the rand (which you might see written as R, i.e. R100). We recommend keeping a small amount of local currency on hand for tipping; you can exchange your currency at home before you leave or simply withdraw cash from a local ATM upon arrival.

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Should I bring US dollars in South Africa?

The currency in South Africa is the South African Rand (ZAR), and US dollars are not widely accepted. South African Rands can also be used easily in Namibia and eSwatini (Swaziland). If you're travelling anywhere else in Southern Africa or East Africa, the most useful currency to have with you is US dollars (USD).

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