Which car is right for you? Make sure it meets the vehicle requirements in South Africa, and remember that you’ll make more money if you keep your costs low.
Note: No South African cities are currently accepting new vehicles.
The majority of riders choose uberX. You can use most recent models to drive with uberX in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.
Click the link below to view popular uberX vehicles.
|Chevrolet||Aveo, Cruze, Optra, Sonic|
|Honda||Accord, Ballade, Civic|
|Nissan||Almera, Sentra, Tiida|
|Hyundai||Accent, Elantra, Sonata|
Seat extra passengers and charge higher fares with a higher-capacity vehicle in Cape Town and Durban.
Most SUVs qualify to drive with uberXL. See our list of popular models, but others may qualify.
Charge higher fares with a mid-tier luxury sedan in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.
Click the link below to view popular uberBLACK vehicles.
|Mercedes-Benz||C-Class, E-Class, S-Class|
|BMW||3-series, 5-series, 7-series|
Drive with uberVAN in Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Depending on driver-partner ratings uberVAN vehicles may also qualify for uberFAMILY. See our list of approved models.
Most newer hatch back vehicles qualify to drive with uberGO. Drive with uberGO in Port Elizabeth.
Cars model year 2012 or newer qualify to drive with uberGO. View our list of popular models.
How does the waiting list work?
In the interest of fairness, the ‘waiting list’ process has been amended to prioritize vehicle on-boarding based on the date of sign up.
Therefore it is no longer necessary to join the waiting list yourself, as you will be automatically entered based on the date of sign up to Uber.
You are automatically entered to add your vehicle based on day of sign up, and activations will be prioritised as follows:
Although the waiting list has changed this does not mean that you will get an opportunity to add a vehicle any slower or faster than before.
*Active drivers have completed least one trip in the last 3 months and have a minimum of 1,000 lifetime trips
When Uber first launched in South Africa, our mission included creating a fair, open and inclusive process for individuals to become driver-partners and access new economic opportunities. Four years later, this commitment has not changed. However, there are some individuals who have been using their Uber Profiles in a way that harms the fair and open process and restricts others from accessing the economic opportunity that comes with being a driver-partner.
In the spirit of fair and open access to the system, we have set out the following guidelines to limit the abuse of Uber Profiles and “slots” / “software licenses”.
You may not sell, rent or transfer your Uber profile or “slot” / “software license”, as this is against Uber Partnership Terms and Conditions.
Your profile or software license will be permanently deactivated if your account is flagged for software license violation. If you believe that your account was incorrectly flagged, please visit http://t.uber.com/softwarelicense and report the matter within 14 days.
The information provided on this web page is intended for informational purposes only and may not be applicable in your country, region, or city. It is subject to change and may be updated without notice.