If you’ve been following Uber’s rollout in South Africa, you’ll know that the company has deployed its Secret Uber programme in Johannesburg and Pretoria. This is the company’s beta phase, where it doesn’t guarantee availability of cars, but still offers people an early taste of its on-demand, app-powered cabs.

Now, according to an Uber blog post, commuters in the Mother City will be able to hail Secret Ubers using the app. As with the Jo’burg testing phase, cars might not always be available, but it’s still a great way to test out the service.

Live in Cape Town, and keen to try it out? Don’t forget to sign up using our promo code, and you can get two free rides for up to R200.

Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.