Taxi Travel

Taxis are metered and start at R5, with an additional R12 per kilometer (half mile); after-hours and time-based charges apply. Fares are calculated per vehicle for up to four passengers. Expect to pay about R50 from City Hall to North Beach and R400 to Durban International Airport. The most convenient taxi stands are around City Hall, in front of the beach hotels, and outside Spiga d'Oro on Florida Road in Morningside. Some taxis display a "for-hire" light, whereas others you simply hail when you can see they're empty. Major taxi companies include Eagle Taxi, Mozzies, Umhlanga Cabs, and Zippy Cabs. If you're headed to the Indian Market on a weekend, consider having your taxi wait for you, as it can be difficult to flag a taxi in this neighborhood.

There's no need to contact a taxi yourself. They will either be easy to find or your hotel or restaurant can call one for you. Once a driver has dropped you off, he or she will usually give you a card so you have contact details for the return trip.


Umhlanga Cabs. 031/561–1846.

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