If you haven’t read the first part of this article (Taxi Rides in South Africa – A Guide for Nigerians [1 of 2]), I suggest you quickly read it. Don’t worry, I’ll be waiting for you right here. Great, welcome back. Now that we are all caught up on the first 5 tips, let’s continue where we left off.
6. Carry loose cash
To avoid wahala, do yourself a big favour. Carry loose cash to pay your taxi fare. Make sure you have every type of coin under the South African sun – 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, R1’s, R2’s, and R5’s. In case you don’t know, South Africa taxi drivers are very touchy about their money. If there’s even 1 kobo missing, the taxi could come to a halt and every passenger interrogated.
7. Know your drop off location
Once again, ask the queue marshals or taxi driver if you are not sure where to alight from the taxi.
Keep reminding the taxi driver if you need to. Whatever you do, make sure you don’t get los or get off in the middle of nowhere.
8. If you’re getting off earlier than most passengers, don’t sit at the back
9. Don’t complain o
10. Travel light and be alert
If you are finding it hard to follow these rules then I’d suggest that you download one or all of the following taxi apps – Uber, Taxify or Africa Ride.