Halal friendly holidays in South Africa

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The ultimate holiday destination for Muslim travellers who are also nature lovers, South Africa is a must visit if you’re looking to explore the great outdoors. Situated on the southernmost tip of the African continent, South Africa is one of the most diverse and interesting countries in the world. It is home to Kruger National Park, Cape Town, Table Mountain, and so much more. Muslim travellers will fall in love with the wildlife South Africa has to offer, especially as you explore the forests and lagoons along the Garden Route. Whether you’re a Muslim family or couple on your halal honeymoon, South Africa will definitely offer you unique and memorable travel experiences. South Africa’s natural beauty, wildlife, and sunshine, alongside its rich diversity of animals, birds, plant-life and incomparable range of experiences.


Our selection of halal friendly hotels can be found in Cape Town and the Kwantu Private Game Reserve. In between, you'll find hotels here on Rihaala which accommodate vegetarian dietary requirements on the Garden Route from Hermanus to Port Elizabeth. The best way to explore the southern coastal road is to hire a car and spend 5 to 6 days taking your journey across the southern coast. Visit the scenic coast city of Knysna with its picturesque quays and enjoy a surfing lesson at nearby Plettenberg Bay.  

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  • Time Difference: GMT +2 hours
  • Capital: Cape Town, Pretoria & Bloemfontein
  • Currency: South African Rand
  • Flying Time from the UK: 11 hours direct
  • Visa: 90 day visa-waiver for UK citizens
  • Our Highlight: Whale watching in Hermanus

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No trip to family-friendly South Africa would be complete without going on a safari. South Africa is the perfect spot for a halal honeymoon or romantic getaway for Muslim couples. The halal friendly Kwantu Game Reserve Lodge, home to the African Big 5, offers you a full halal menu and does not permit alcohol in their selection of accommodation options. Apart from the amazing wildlife, South Africa provides breathtaking scenery, several UNESCO World Heritage sites, nature reserves, beaches, and diverse culture, cuisine, and history. Don’t forget to drop by Table Mountain and check out the view, or stop by the Cape of Good Hope, a scenic spot and the very tip of the Cape Peninsula.
This family-friendly destination is a popular halal friendly holiday destination for both the individual traveler and those traveling as a Muslim family. You can enjoy the best of both worlds as you discover the culture and people of South Africa while also experiencing their vibrant lifestyle. If your holiday is focused a little bit more around luxury, Cape Town will see to all your halal needs, where a stay at the Taj Cape Town is a must. 

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Muslim Friendly Amenities

Complete your halal holiday in South Africa by trying out some of the most popular Muslim friendly restaurants. Muslim travellers exploring South Africa will find accessing halal cuisine possible with a wide selection of dining options available. 


While it’s said that South Africa’s population is made up of only 1.5% of Muslims, it’s still a Muslim friendly destination with mosques for Muslim travellers to explore and use for prayers. Muslim couples and families can still enjoy access to halal facilities in South Africa, though certain areas of the country may provide more halal cuisine and halal options than others. In Durban, the Juma Mosque can be found, while the Kerk Street Mosque and Nizamiye Mosque are situated in Johannesburg. For those staying in Cape Town, the Auwal Mosque, Palm Tree Mosque and Queen Victoria mosque are available on your journey.

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