Founded in 1984, Rikkis Taxis originally operated a share-and-ride service around Cape Town’s City Bowl in the “half loaf” Suzuki vehicle. Backpackers, cost-conscious locals and the young and young at heart formed Rikkis core customer base, and the business steadily grew into a franchise.

When Dieter Faustmann bought the business in 2005, he and his partners expanded the Rikkis offering and established a pre-booked door-to-door service and a new call centre. They grew its share fleet, introducing the London cab offering in 2006 and evolving Rikkis into the brand it is today.


At Rikkis your safety is our first priority. All Rikkis Taxis drivers have professional driving permits and a minimum of five years’ taxi driving experience.

In addition, all Rikkis Taxis vehicles are equipped with the following safety features:

  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • High-level brake lights
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System
  • ASR (Anti-Slip Regulation)
  • EBC (Engine Braking Control)

Vehicles are constantly under satellite surveillance and are in 24-hour contact with the Rikkis call centre via two-way radios. Rikkis vehicles are fully wheelchair-accessible.


Rikkis offers advertisers the unique opportunity to brand a London cab in Cape Town, South Africa. Give your brand an edge with a moving billboard, visible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year! Instant customer recognition makes this a highly effective channel to communicate your brand directly to the public. Contact us on marketing@rikkis.co.za for more information.