6 Great Dining Rewards Programs with halaal options you need in your life

There’s very little that can beat an evening out with great company and great food. Indulging the senses with the latest in culinary trends or heading out for something familiar and comforting, food is the staple that underpins almost all of our socializing.

Having said that, eating out is becoming an exercise where you have to dig increasingly deeper into your pockets to feed this monster. So to make those rands stretch it makes sense to sign up to one or more Dining Programmes or Deal Apps. Not all of them cater well for halaal but we’ve put together a list of the ones that have the most options in South Africa.
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Crescent Lifestyle

This is at the top of the list for the amount of halaal options available but the average saving is only 10% off your bill. Other things that make it attractive to Muslim consumers is that they also have non food partners, a monthly draw where every member could win a R15 000 contribution toward an Umrah package at no additional cost to them and a portion of your membership fees goes to charity.
Cost: R85 p/m for the primary member
Amount of halaal restaurants in:
Cape Town – 17
Gauteng – 30
Durban – 10


Crave is one of the more established Restaurant Rewards programmes in South Africa. They offer a Dining Cashback – Get up to R120 back on your second meal. Coffee Voucher – Get up to 50% off your second cup of coffee from select coffee shops when paying with Zapper. Dining Voucher – Get a free meal of up to R120 when you spend R300 or more and pay using Zapper. They have over 1000 participating restaurants with about as many halaal options as Crescent Lifestyle.
Cost: R49,95 p/m for Crave Coffee or R119.95 p/m for Crave Cashback or Voucher.
Also available as part of Edgars VIP for R78 p/m or ClubLIFE for 56 p/m as well as on the First Loyalty Plus Rewards programme for R125 p/m.
Amount of halaal restaurants in:
Cape Town – 16
Gauteng – 16
Durban  – 24


The Entertainer is an international Lifestyle App with predominantly 2 for 1 offers in a range of lifestyle and entertainment categories including eating out. It’s easy to use as you just show your app in the restaurant to redeem your offer.
Cost: It’s one of the cheaper options as the cost is R595 (currently going for R445) once off per year for the city you choose eg. Cape Town or Johannesburg or R995 for the South Africa bundle (currently going for R595).
Amount of halaal restaurants in:
Durban – 12
Cape Town – 4
Johannesburg – 4

FlyMango Dining

One of the lesser known options for dining rewards. FlyMango Dining is available to FlyMango account holders. You are eligible if you have booked a flight with them. Nowadays people travel so much for work that this may be easily redeemable. You save every time you book at their partner restaurants countrywide. Enjoy dining out daily and get up to R100 off your second main meal purchased. This program is ending in July 2020.
Cost: Subject to having booked a flight
Amount of halaal restaurants in:
Cape Town – 2
Gauteng – 7
Durban – 2

Related: Airports in South Africa with Halaal food and prayer facilities


Formerly Groupon, Hyperli is a lifestyle platform and App that offers substantially discounted deals in travel, spa, dining and other categories in your city of choice. The deals are random and expire after a few weeks or months.
Cost: Free
Amount of halaal restaurants in: (as at published date)
Cape Town – 8
Gauteng – 6
Durban – 9


A lifestyle platform that offers substantially discounted deals in travel, spa, dining and other categories. Currently they only have deals in Cape Town but are looking to go National. The deals are random and expire after a few weeks or months.
Cost: Free
Amount of halaal restaurants:  4 (as at published date)

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