If you’re one of the lucky ones who’ve travelled to Thailand, you might be familiar with these three-wheel vans that tourists (and locals) use to get around. Guess what? These jaunty little taxis are coming to Cape Town – in September 2016.
Taking it easy
If you want to beat rush-hour (or any) traffic, or you aren’t in the mood to walk, hail a tuk-tuk. They’re ideal for short (2 – 3km) trips around town but, of course you can travel longer distances, too. The maximum speed the tuk-tuks can travel at is 30km/hour.
Initially 80 operating licenses will be made available, with environmentally friendly (electric) tuk-tuks being given preference. As authorities wait to see how the tuk-tuks will integrate with MyCiti buses, eight areas in Cape Town will be given the opportunity to enjoy the use of these automatic rickshaws. The tuk-tuks will power up in the following areas during this test period:
- Fresnaye and Bantry Bay
- Sea Point
- Bo Kaap and De Waterkant
- Walmer Estate, University Estate, Zonnebloem and District Six
- Kalk Bay, St James, Fish Hoek and Simon’s Town
Date September 2016
Cost Varies per operator
Contact 0860 212 414, Transport.Publicworks@westerncape.gov.za
Location Cape Town, Western Cape