In Cape Town (and South Africa in general) a shared taxi means a minibus. These private services, which cover most of the city with an informal network of routes, are a cheap and fast way of getting around. On the downside they’re usually crowded and some drivers can be reckless. The main rank is on the upper deck of Cape Town Train Station, and is accessible from a walkway in the Golden Acre Centre or from stairways on Strand St. It’s well organised and finding the right rank is easy. Anywhere else, you just hail shared taxis from the side of the road and ask the driver where they’re going – and hope that you get there.