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In Cape Town? Riding with friends? Try UberXL!

March 25, 2019 / South Africa

As a Capetonian, you’re always looking forward to a day out there in the surf and sun with your friends. But the question remains: how to get down there? Even if the you’re more for the park or bar than the beach, there’s so much to do in Cape Town with friends, but the difficulty is always getting everyone in one place.

Look no further than Uber XL! As you might know, there are different kinds of Uber rides to choose from to suit different needs and budgets. UberXL is our super-sized option, providing an Uber ride for 6 passengers or for those who need lots of luggage room. This is the one you want to go for.  

For the sake of clarity, let’s have a closer look at the differences between the UberXL and the more familiar UberX to see how the former can brighten up your trip to the beach or anywhere else in Cape Town:

Size does matter

UberX is the ride most people know. This type of ride offers everyday transport at everyday rates in cities across South Africa, an excellent choice if you need quick and safe transport across town.

On the other hand, UberXL fits 6 passengers comfortably with space for extra luggage as well – perfect for the beach bags, windsurfing equipment, towels and anything else you might be bringing. The vehicles in this category include comfortable minivans and SUVs and makes travelling in groups a breeze. It’s currently only available in Cape Town, but our northern brothers and sisters in Johannesburg do have the option of the UberVAN, which is quite similar but seats 7 passengers comfortably.

Boost your rides

Catching a ride in an UberXL not only means you can take along all your friends for the ride, but it also lets you take even greater advantage of the Uber features that we all know and love. Take fare splitting – in an UberXL, you can split the fare between you and 5 of your friends for even better saving that your typical UberX. That means less transport costs and more spending money for all.  

Using the multiple destinations feature also comes in handy when travelling in groups. It’s always a schlepp to get everyone together in one place to start a journey. Instead, you can just pick everyone up on the way – they can even track the progress of your journey so they know when you’re around the corner with shared trip data.   

Taking an UberXL ride means convenience on so many levels. Why wait? Make a date with your friends and request a ride via the Uber app for an easy and awesome day out.