Halal Hotels South Africa

Muslims make up about 3% of South Africa’s population of nearly 60 million. Muslims have lived in South Africa for hundreds of years and have several mosques and heritage sites across the country. The largest Muslim population in South Africa is located in the Western Cape region
By Crescent Rating, South Africa is 30th rated among most Muslim-friendly countries.
How many mosques are there in South Africa?
The Muslim population in Cape Town is South Africa’s largest, and its long history has given rise to visitor attractions. These include the site of the first Muslim prayer congregation in South Africa, and the first mosque – Auwal Masjid – built in 1794
With a large number of mosques found across the length and breadth of Cape Town—there are nine mosques in the Bo-Kaap alone—the choice is wide and you may want to attend both local community mosques as well as the older mosques that are an integral part of the city’s culture and history.
The Muslim friendly hotel means a hotel that has Islamic characteristics that can provide basic facilities that are more friendly to Muslim customers such as a Qibla direction indicator, the availability of prayer tools, the presence of halal food / list of nearby restaurants that provide halal food.

Like other tourists, Muslim travelers coming from Islamic countries have particular requirements when they choose the destination for their vacation. Among these requirements, Muslims are concerned about the availability of halal compliant foods (no pork or alcohol in food) and a clean place to pray.


Many international hotels in South Africa do serve halal food that is slaughtered in accordance with the teachings of Islamic Sharia and is free of any substances forbidden by Islam such as pork and alcohol.

Other Islamic countries such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Oman and Brunei continue to be popular with Muslim tourists. Among non-OIC countries, Singapore, Thailand, the UK, Japan and Taiwan remain the top five respectively, but show improved scores on the index.

1. Mariams Kitchen ForeShore
2. Bukhara V&A Waterfront
3.126 Cape Kitchen & Cafe
4. Atlantic Express Train Restaurant
5. Biesmiellah

Best Day Tours in Cape Town for Muslim Travelers

Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbor and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, which is now a living museum


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1. The Cycad Lodge & Chalets 4* – Halal Hotels South Africa

The Cycad Lodge & Chalets

The Cycad Lodge & Chalets offers tranquil accommodation in the heart of Nelspruit in the Mpumalanga province. The city centre, with its malls, theatres and business institutions is a 3-minutes’ drive away. The Cycad offers a swimming pool, BBQ, games room and on-site restaurant.

Each room at this hotel is air-conditioned and has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain units include views of the pool or garden. All rooms have a private bathroom.

This straightforward lodge is 3 km from Nelspruit train station, and 5 km from both the Lowveld National Botanical Garden and sports events at Mbombela Stadium.

Set in chalet-style buildings, the modern, understated rooms feature flat-screen TVs, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and Wi-Fi (fee). Suites add kitchens, and some sleep up to 6 guests. Upgraded suites offer free Wi-Fi and/or separate living rooms with sofas. Room service is available.

Amenities include complimentary secure parking, an outdoor pool, a prayer room, and a relaxed, colourful restaurant serving halal cuisine. There’s also BBQ area, a business centre and conference space.

The Cycad, situated 370km’s east of Johannesburg, nestled in the heart of Mpumulanga’s capital, Nelspruit. The lodge boasts a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere in contrast to the buzz outside. The Cycad’s Luxury Apartments feature modern and contemporary furnishings. The apartments are located 1km from Ilanga mall shopping complex. We are your solution for a luxurious stay in Nelspruit be it business, vacation, entertainment.

Cycad Lodge boasts 59 serviced luxury apartment suites available for short and long term accommodation at affordable prices. Featuring flat-screen TV, DSTV, and a relaxing atmosphere, our apartments also offer a fully equipped kitchen and a lounge area perfect for entertaining guests for an Executive Apartment.

This establishment has a hall restaurant which I love. 8ve stayed here 5 or 6 times in the last 9 months and the standards remain constant. 4 star through and through.

Helpful staff, good clean rooms, lovely pool area, decent halal food. Love it!

Cycad Lodge always offers professional and great service. We’ve visited twice, once for pleasure and once for business and both occasions the stay was excellent.

As a Muslim family that travels often, finding Halaal meals out of the major cities can become a challenge, so Cycad Lodge is always a great option for us.

Super location, nestled in a quiet suburb in Nelspruit. Super efficient and friendly staff members.

Amazing service, excellent rooms, beautiful gardens and swimming pool area, lovely breakfasts and 100% halal.

I was extremely impressed with the overall experience and stay, it was more that i expected. I travel extensively with SA especially on business and find halaal food and amenities is a challenge. This place to me is rated no. 1. Previously i had family stay her for about 2 weeks and they were equally impressed. They were even shuttled to the mall, which is not offered in most lodges. I had personal attention from the owner and the team is exceptionally friendly. I even battled to find dust under the hand wash basin. This place should be rated 5 star.

Keep up the excellent work team Cycad. I would definitely recommend this place for business or leisure and will definitely be back.

Halal Hotels South Africa
Halal Hotels South Africa

How much does a room costs at The Cycad Lodge & Chalets?

Prices start 85$/night for Deluxe Double Room. The Deluxe Two-Bedroom Apartment with Garden View is 156$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

Two-Bedroom Apartment with living area and fully equipped kitchen.

Where to book onlineThe Cycad Lodge & Chalets –Halal Hotels South Africa you can find the best halal hotels deals in South Africa during Cape Town Minstrel Carnival  which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in South Africa on Booking.com or Hotels.com or  Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

2. Palm Continental Hotel 4* – Halal Hotels Johannesburg South Africa

Featuring an indoor, heated pool and free WiFi throughout the property, Palm Continental Hotel is situated in Johannesburg, 3 km from Crown Mines Golf Club and 3.8 km from Gold Reef City.

Each air-conditioned room comes with a flat-screen TV and refrigerator. You will find a kettle and safe in the room. The bathrooms are fitted with a bath or shower and free toiletries are offered. Some rooms feature a view of the city

Palm Continental Hotel has an onsite restaurant. The hotel has a spa, fitness centre and hot tub, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant.

In a commercial area along the R41 road, this informal hotel is 14 minutes’ walk from Crown railway station and 4 km from Gold Reef City theme park.

The warm rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and safes, as well as minifridges, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Room service is offered.

Parking is free. A restaurant with Mughal Empire-inspired decor offers halal Indian and Pakistani cuisine; a breakfast buffet is available for a fee. There’s also a cafe. Other amenities include a hot tub, a sauna and a steam room, plus a heated indoor pool, a gym and a play area.

The Palm Continental – Crown Mines Johannesburg. A contemporary interior design of fusing rich culture, colours and textures of East meets West, sets the mood of the newly opened Palm Continental. This hotel is ideally situated on main reef, Johannesburg. Within close proximity to Gold Reef City and the popular FNB stadium. The hotel boasts a Jacuzzi, sauna, a hi-tech gym and a heated pool.
This is a newly built hotel with four star grading. Rate varies according to the room you choose, but the Standard room is fine for a couple.
Indian/Pakistani buffet breakfast for 2 persons is included. I enjoyed my stay, but location is not ideal. It is a Muslim owned hotel which allows no alcohol and the food is all halal.

Excellent Halaal Restaurant on the property (Lal-Qila) serving brilliant buffet dinners and breakfast.

As a muslim, I was pleased that a prayer mat and qibla direction was provided in each room. They also have a common prayer area on the 2nd floor.

Good gym, indoor pool, & separate men and ladies sauna, jacuzzi which was free for guest use.

Muslim Friendly Hotels Johannesburg
Muslim Friendly Hotels Johannesburg

How much does a room costs at Palm Continental Hotel?

Prices start 54$/night for Standard King Room.

This air-conditioned suite is decorated in a contemporary country-style. It comes equipped with a TV, DVD player and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. The outdoor patio overlooks the plains of Botlierskop and you have a good chance of viewing game from the room.

Where to book onlinePalm Continental Hotel –Halal Hotels Johannesburg South Africa you can find the best halal hotels deals in South Africa during Cape Town Minstrel Carnival  which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in South Africa on Booking.com or Hotels.com or  Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

3. Botlierskop Private Game Reserve 4* – Muslim Friendly Hotels South Africa

Botlierskop Private Game Reserv

Situated between the Outeniqua Mountains and the beaches of the Indian Ocean, in Mossel Bay, Botlierskop Private Game offers elegant accommodation. It features an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a tennis court.

Botlierskop has spacious rooms, elegantly decorated in a colonial style with a 4-poster bed and mosquito net. Overlooking the river or the mountains, each of the air-conditioned tents has a private bathroom with a large oval bath and outdoor shower.

Guests can start their day with a breakfast buffet, served in the open plan dining room that leads out onto a wooden deck.

In a 19th-century farmhouse on a 4,200-hectare game reserve, this refined lodge beside the Moordkuil River is 7 km from the N2 road and 21 km from Mossel Bay.

Country-chic rooms come with patios, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some feature satellite TV, DVD players and/or free-standing baths. High-end tents and villas are also available. Kids age 6 and over are welcome.

There’s an informal restaurant with a fireplace, a lounge and bush views. Other amenities include 2 pools, a tennis court and a riverside spa. Game drives and horseback safaris are available.

The restaurant was very accommodating and efficient and the food for a buffet was well prepared.

The facility has improved tremendously and for a small fee day visitors can enjoy a swim and relax on the timber deck overlooking the dam and field.

After lunch we took a came drive and our guide was informed, interactive and knowledgeable of the nature and animals roaming on the game reserve. We saw four of the big five and numerous other antelope and bird species.

I cannot speak highly enough. You are treates like a lord/ lady from the minute you arrive. You meet your guide at reception where your luggage is labelled and they park your car while you are taken to have a complimentary drink on arrival.

We ordered lunch which was exceptional. After relaxing we were taken to our house. There were Rhino and giraffee strolling in the land behind our house.

We were taken from our lodge to dinner by a shuttle. Dinner was fabulous. Partly served at the table bit for mains it was buffet style. This allowed you to try different meats and have it cooked to your preference.

We played cards and shared a bottle of wine after dinner while listening to music on the balcony.Amazing atmosphere.

Halal Hotels South Africa
Halal Hotels South Africa

How much does a room costs at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve?

Prices start 222$/night for Luxury Suite – Manor House.

The deluxe tented suites with private wooden decks are situated on the river’s edge. These rooms offer views of the river and the mountains. The tented suites are elegantly decorated in colonial style with 4-poster beds and mosquito nets.

The en-suite bathroom is lavishly equipped with a deep oval bath and an outdoor shower. There is an option of 2 single beds or 1 king size bed.

Where to book onlineBotlierskop Private Game Reserve –Halal Hotels South Africa you can find the best halal hotels deals in South Africa during Cape Town Minstrel Carnival  which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in South Africa on Booking.com or Hotels.com or  Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.