Family Profiles: an easy way to ride with loved ones

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Happy families are made by spending time together. If travel arrangements keep getting in the way however, we might have a solution.  The Uber Family Profile is a nifty way to help you and your (extended) family create precious memories, taking care of the “but how to get there?” frustrations.

This handy tool on the Uber app lets you add up to 5 people to a Family Profile, who can travel using your account – convenient if you want a reliable way of getting grandma or grandpa, for example, to come over and join in the good times. Or for adult kids without a vehicle of their own to meet up with you for a fun-filled family outing.

Just head to the “Settings” section of the Uber app to set up a Family Profile. You can also set different default payment methods for different family members, remove and add members or disable the feature at any time so that you have full control over who is using the profile and how it’s being used.

With the travel sorted, maybe it’s time to sit down and start planning that next fun family gathering? Here are some great ideas for family activities in Johannesburg and Pretoria that won’t break the bank!

A walk down science lane

There are few better ways to feed and reward the inquisitive minds of school-going youngsters than a trip down science lane. Take your little Einstein to the multiple award-winning Sci-Bono Discovery Center in Newtown, Johannesburg and be astounded by the large collection of interactive exhibits. It’s easy to make it a full family affair: grandma and grandpa can join in on the wonders of technology by using the Uber Family Profile for convenient and safe transport to the venue.

Chill out with drums

Klitsgras Drumming venue just outside Pretoria-East is a great place to create some awesome memories with friends and family. Make it an extended family gathering with uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews and join the djembe drumming sessions in the amphitheater around an African bonfire. Revel in the mystic charms of didgeridoo sounds while filling up on delicious fire-baked pizza afterward.

Sandboarding on mine dumps

For the adventurous at heart, excitement awaits at the slopes of Mount Mayhem, a worked-out gold mine dump about 30 minutes’ drive outside Johannesburg. Learn the art of sandboarding and get your adrenaline fix at speeds of up to 60km/h down its incline. Make sure your university student kids can join in the fun with the family Uber account – they’ll have to say yes if they’re taking a ride on your account!

Living la dolce vita

Life can be hectic between the kids’ activities and parents’ working schedules. Trying to fit in a family dinner at a nice restaurant often proves to be a fine balancing act. Let the Uber Family Profile feature help you out. While Dad fetches Mpho from soccer practice before heading to popular Italian restaurant Alfie’s in Pretoria, Mom can catch an Uber ride to pick-up little Ayanda from her after-school club on the way from the office to join the party.

Life is short – hop on board with the Uber family profile and make it count with your loved ones.