UberEATS launches in Cape Town and offers R100 off

After its successful debut in Johannesburg, food delivery app UberEats has launched in Cape Town and is offering new users a R100 off their first order, finds Moneybags writer, Alina Hardcastle.

Dave Kitley, UberEATS South Africa, says: “We received such a fantastic response to the launch of UberEATS in Johannesburg we couldn’t wait to launch in food-conscious Cape Town. Our app shows immense interest in this area and we are so looking forward to offering Capetonians meals from their favourite eateries, without the time and hassle of going to get it themselves.”

The app is an on-demand service that taps Uber’s network of partner-drivers to deliver meals from restaurants. UberEats however, is separate application from that of the ride-sharing app.

Service offerings

Operating between 10:00 and 22:00, The internet ride sharing company promises a delivery time of no longer than 45 minutes from order to drop-off, which will be tracked in real-time.

Users can also easily customise their orders via the app; and unlike competitors such as Mr D Food (previously known as Mr Delivery) who charge a delivery fee of up to 45, UberEATS offers lower delivery fee of R20 regardless of the order size.

Unfortunately, UberEATS’ service is only available in the Cape Town City Bowl, Camps Bay, Atlantic Seaboard, Woodstock and Observatory for now but they will be expanding their delivery destinations across Cape Town and adding more restaurants in the weeks to come.

For those who live within the current delivery areas, sink your teeth into dishes from restaurants such as; HQ, Nü, Societi Bistro, My Sugar, The Creamery, Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs, Engruna Eatery, IYO and many more.

Discount for new users

For those who are new to UberEATS, enter the promo code, EatsCT, on check out and enjoy R100 off your first order, for the first two weeks of the launch. This discount is only available for new UberEATS users. So, if you order a meal for R100 and under, you can enjoy a free meal.

How it works:

  • Download the app or go to com
  • Sign in: You can use your existing Uber account for UberEATS – or create a new one.
  • Delivery: You will need to inform UberEATS of your delivery location i.e. your home or work address.
  • Browse local restaurants: search four favourite local restaurants or try something new.
  • Browse food types: Looking for sushi? Pizza? Burgers? Use their search function to look up the options.
  • Check out with a tap: Simply pay with your card on file. And remember, the delivery fee is R20.
  • Track your order: Watch as your order gets picked up and delivered right to your door.

Give your feedback

Kitley urges all UberEATS users to provide honest feedback. He says: “We want the UberEATS courier service to be of five star qualities. That’s why users of the UberEATS app will be able to rate the service of both the restaurant and their food courier by using a ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’ rating system after the food has arrived”.

If you’d like additional information about UberEATS Johannesburg, click here.