TUK-Taxi Terms and Conditions

1.1    You must allow sufficient time when booking your taxi to allow for the check-in times required by your airline and for any delays caused by traffic conditions.  Tuk Taxis shall not be responsible for any delay caused by your failure to allow enough time to reach your destination or if the passengers are not ready for collection at the booked time.
1.2    You must order a suitable car size for the number of passengers and luggage.  Tuk Taxis cannot guarantee to carry excessive amounts of luggage. Please note that a child, no matter what age, counts as one passenger.
1.3    If you need to transport a wheelchair please specify this at the time of booking.

Prices & Payment

2.1    tuk Taxis give you a verbal  quotation based on the information supplied by you.  If Requested we can provide a written quote.  Tuk Taxis may amend the quotation if there is any material change to the original itinerary, the number of passengers,  or the type or size of vehicle required.
2.2   In the case of airport collections the quotation will include a [30] minute waiting period after the advertised landing time and the cost of car parking. Tuk Taxis will charge for waiting at its standard rates after the initial 30 minute period has expired.  Tuk Taxis will endeavour to check for flight delays before the driver leaves for the airport but shall be under no obligation to do so.
2.3    All journeys originating at an airport (which are not return journeys where Tuk Taxis has taken you to the airport) must be prepaid in full at least three days before the date of travel.
2.4   Payment can be made by EFT

The Service

3.1   You shall be responsible for the behaviour of all the passengers in the vehicle during the journey. You will be charged R600 to cover cleaning costs in the unlikely event of the vehicle being soiled by any passenger!
3.2    Eating, drinking and/or smoking in the cars are not permitted.
3.3   All children travelling during the journey should be restrained in a manner appropriate to their age, weight and height. Suitable child seats should wherever possible be supplied and fitted by the child’s parents. Such seats may be retained by the driver for use on the return journey.
3.4    Tuk Taxis will not carry more passengers than its insurance or licensing allows.

Cancellations

4.1 If you need to cancel your booking, please contact Tuk Taxis as soon as possible.  If you cancel a booking after the vehicle has been dispatched then a charge may be incurred; the charge will be based on the distance/time that the allocated driver has travelled/spent prior to the point of cancellation.  As a general rule journeys from airports are dispatched up to two hours before flight arrival, journeys within the surrounding area of Hermanus are normally dispatched up to twenty minutes before their due time.

4.2 If you have made a booking through the Phone service, and have cause to cancel your booking before a vehicle has been dispatched to you, a charge may be incured

Liability

5.1    Tuk Taxis shall use all reasonable endeavours to get you to your destination on time, but shall not be liable for any loss due to delays caused by road or traffic conditions beyond its control on the journey.  Under no circumstances shall TukTaxis be liable (in contract, tort or otherwise) for any loss of profits, business or for any indirect or consequential loss whatever.
5.2    All luggage is carried entirely at your risk.
5.3    Tuk Taxis shall be entitled to cancel all services and provide refunds in the event of a declared national emergency, riot, war, fuel shortage, extreme weather or terrorist attack, or other circumstances beyond its control. If the car breaks down during your journey Tuk Taxis will endeavour to arrange an alternative car to complete the journey as soon as practicable.
5.4    You shall indemnify Tuk Taxis against all losses, costs, damages and expenses arising from any act or omission of any passenger in your party.
5.5    Neither party excludes or limits its liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence, or for wilful default or fraudulent misrepresentation, or otherwise in any manner unenforceable by any applicable law.

Termination

Tuk Taxis will refuse or terminate any booking with immediate effect if it places any driver or vehicle at risk of damage, violence or abuse by you or by any passenger in your party and we will ask all passengers to vacate the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so.  No refunds will be given if the journey is terminated part way through the hire.

Miscellaneous

7.1    Tuk Taxis may subcontract its obligations under this Agreement.  You shall not assign, transfer or delegate any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement.
7.2    Tuk Taxis may change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online.  Please review these terms and conditions regularly to ensure that you are aware of any changes. All existing bookings will be at the rate quoted or applicable rate in effect at the time of booking.
7.3    Tuk Taxis shall store, process and use all information regarding your personal details in  accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.
7.4    This Agreement and any accompanying quotation represents the entire agreement between you and Tuk Taxis in relation to its subject matter.  If there is any discrepancy between the terms of this Agreement and the quotation, the terms of this Agreement shall prevail.
7.5    Nothing in this Agreement is intended to confer any benefit on any third party, whether pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties)  or otherwise, and no third party shall have the right to enforce any rights under this Agreement except where otherwise agreed in writing.

Disputes

This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with South African law and you and Tuk Taxis each agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the RSA Courts in respect of any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Agreement.

Conveying of children

For Health and Safety reasons Tuk Taxis are unable to provide any form of child seat. If you require a child seat for your journey it would be the child’s parent/carers responsibility to provide one and to fit the seat in the vehicle and to secure the child. If you are booking a return journey and have your own child seat, the driver who carries out your booking will store your child seat for the return journey, please note that the installation of the child seat must be carried out by you.

If you would like to have a copy of the Tuk Taxis Terms & Conditions please email us with your request.