You're now able to order some of Durban's iconic food on UberEATS Picture: Clinton Moodley
You're now able to order some of Durban's iconic food on UberEATS Picture: Clinton Moodley

UberEATS launches in Durban

By Lutho Pasiya Time of article published Oct 27, 2017

Share this article:

There are few better things than having your favourite meal delivered right at your doorstep be it at home or at the office. No more wasting time in the kitchen or at the shops as UberEATS has finally arrived in Durban. 

UberEATS is an online meal ordering and delivery service powered by Uber. It partners with the best local restaurants in dozens of cities around the world to get people the food they want delivered faster. 

The service has been operating in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria and Stellenbosch, where it has proved to be popular with users. UberEATS, which was launched in South Africa earlier this year, has finally added Durban to it's list of cities it services. It was officially launched on Friday afternoon at Botanical Gardens.

In Durban, the app works in the CBD, Durban North, Umhlanga, Morningside and the Ballito area and the restaurants that have partnered with UberEATS at the moment include: RocoMama’s, Spiga D’Oro, Afro’s Chicken, Bombay Blu, Pop-Up Society, Spiga D'Oro,  Silverani’s, McDonalds, Kauai and KFC. 

“Durbanites are well known for their love of food so we are excited to further expand to the city of Durban, as we know they have been waiting in anticipation. We look forward to making life more tasty, accessible and more convenient,” said General Manager for UberEATS Middle East and Africa, Nic Robertson.

“The app gives eaters access to whatever they like with benefits of customised orders. From sushi to doughnuts or burgers, we’ve got over 69 different cuisines eaters can choose from across Durban, Gauteng and Cape Town. Restaurants can tap into the UberEATS delivery network to expand their businesses and reach a new network of customers. Delivery partners have access to even more flexible earning opportunities,” adds Robertson.

But what about restaurants who already have existing delivery services?

Speaking to managers of some of Durban’s restaurants and fast food outlets and if they will be joining UberEATS, a Debonairs manager said they will not be joining UberEATS as they are fully covered and satisfied with the delivery system they are using.

Nando’s manager, Jared Neil said they also will not be joining UberEATS as they see no use of it because they already use another popular food delivery service, Mr Delivery. 

How To Use UberEATS

First time users around Durban can use the code “HELLODURBS” to enjoy free delivery for three orders, valid for two weeks.

How to get UberEATS:

*Open UberEATS- Download the app by searching for “UberEATS” in the apple or android app store or access UberEATS online by going to

How To Use UberEATS 

*Sign in- you can use your existing Uber account for UberEATS or create an account.

*Pick your delivery location- Input your address where you’d like your meal delivered.

*Find the perfect meal- Find exactly what your taste buds are asking for.

*Place your order- Pick the items you want right now or schedule your order to arrive whenever is most convenient for you.

*Track the progress of the delivery- Get updates as your order is prepared and delivered to your destination.

Share this article: