n Cabo - Rondebosch's cabs and taxis

Volume 8, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0379-4830


From very early in its history, Rondebosch railway station featured a rank of vehicles available for hire by those who alighted from the trains. A majority of commuters had no reason to utilise this facility because they lived nearby, had their own transport or simply lacked the funds for hiring. But there were those few who did like this small indulgence and for them the cabs were a blessing. In those now distant days, outside the station on the Cape Flats side of the line lay a narrow triangular strip of land bordered by oaks and here, in welcome shade during the summer, stood a row of horse-drawn cabs waiting patiently for passengers.

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