Now travellers to Durban have more food options. Seen is Samantha Allenberg orders a meal at her hotel. Picture: Clinton Moodley,

There is good news for travellers wanting to sink their teeth into a greasy burger, or find exotic food unique to Durban. 

With the launch of Uber Eats in Durban, there is no reason to put yourself through those terrible hotel room service meals ever again. Samantha Allenberg, the Head of Communications: Africa for Uber says that with the increase of Airbnbs and lodges, especially in Durban, UberEats is ideal for travellers who do not want to self cater or fine dine at a hotel.
 
“Uber eats will offer travellers and locals an option of 70 restaurants. The reliable on-demand food delivery app provides eaters, restaurants, and delivery partners with more options at the tap of a button,” she told IOL Travel at the launch at the Botanical Gardens over the weekend.
 
She said international travellers who are accustomed to using UberEats in their country will appreciate the app when visiting the city.
 
“We have seen the success UberEats had on other South African cities like Johannesburg and Cape Town and we believe that Durban is a perfect fit. It is a truly African city where Uber operates and we believe it's the perfect for our brand,” she said.
 
Durbanites can request for delivery in Durban North, Umhlanga, Morningside and the Ballito area, seven days a week for a delivery fee of R20. First time eaters in Durban can use the code HELLODURBS to enjoy free delivery for three orders, which is valid for two weeks.
 
Allenberg said travellers had a wide range of options that will be delivered to their hotel anytime from 10am to 10pm.
 
“The app gives eaters access to whatever they like with benefits of customised orders, ranging from sushi to donuts or burgers,” she added.
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