It’s been 2.5 years since Uber hit the streets of South Africa, and it’s been an absolutely exhilarating ride.
Thank you for letting us move you in the last 2.5 years, Mzansi! As part of this incredible adventure, we thought we’d crunch a few numbers and let you know exactly how much you’ve moved us.
As of February 2016, we’ve moved over half a million of you across South Africa.
We have travelled approximately 93 000 000 km between 2013 and 2016.
That’s almost the exact distance to make 121 trips to the moon – and back!
As our trips have expanded, so have our options.
From uberBLACK to uberX, we have become synonymous with a seamless, yet stylish experience. Add uberXL, uberCHOPPER and uberFAMILY to the mix, and you have different car types for the different needs of a truly diverse country.
The longest Uber trip took place from Johannesburg to Durban and lasted approximately 6 hours over a distance of 580km!
The average ETA in SA is 4 minutes.
That’s equivalent to the time it takes to complete 200 sit-ups, take 64 breaths or show off your best Macarena moves.
We’re in a total of 5 cities in SA.
In 2013, we launched Uber in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town. Fast forward to 2016, and we’re in a total of 5 cities in South Africa! What lies ahead? #UberEverywhere
We create experiences which move you.
Places, people and experiences are what truly drive us. Since our launch in 2013, we’ve given you the chance to ride in the Volkswagen Up with some of your favourite SA celebrities, and brought you beach packs on demand with uberSUMMER. And, let’s not forget everyone’s favourite icy treat, uberICECREAM – in 2015, we delivered over a 100 litres of ice cream across the country!
Since 2013, we’ve enabled over 4 000 economic opportunities in SA.
In the short time we have been in South Africa, Uber has enabled over 4 000 economic opportunities across the country. The drivers who pick you up after those late nights out on the town, the ones who drive you to that first date, and the ones who ensure that you’re never late for that afternoon business meeting? These are the real uberHEROES.
A reliable ride at the touch of a button.
Together, we’re helping to drive SA forward through access to a safe and reliable transportation option, which is available to anyone, anywhere and at anytime. Here’s to another year of making the country a better connected and more economically vibrant place to live in.