Whether you’re travelling back home or hosting everyone at your place, this time of year is a chance to reconnect with loved ones and enjoy all the traditions that make the festive season so special. And there’s nothing quite like a South African Christmas. From feasting on those Choice Assorted, to cueing your festive playlist favourites and dusting off that old worse-for-wear Christmas tree from your childhood. There is a buzz across South Africa and the world, as we enter the #DezembaMember season.

But that buzz can quickly be dampened by the hectic pressures of feeding the friends and family who travel from afar (or just next door) to join the festivities. No one should be chopping while the rest of the fam is chilling. That’s why Nando’s is stepping up to the plate to deliver the best sharing meal that will have everyone soaking up the silly season spirit,  without any of the fuss. For just R199, you can get a flame-grilled PERi-PERi full chicken and any two sharing sides. You might want to try the Beetroot and Feta salad as one of your sides – an old flame that has made it back onto the menu.  And if the plus one turns into a plus one-too-many, you can add another full chicken for only R99. The only thing we are chopping this year is chats, because Nando’s festive meal is a Makoti hack for everyone.

To sweeten the deal, Nando’s is also introducing a new twist on our national treasure. Tell Aunt Zo that she doesn’t have to worry about making custard and jelly this festive season. Flex with our NEW Malva pudding – the Malva with the mostest. South Africa’s favourite decadent sponge cake soaked in a sweet & sticky apricot sauce and served with caramelised popcorn and a dash of creamy custard – now that’s a dessert for the gram.

And when the masses have left and you can finally find some solace in the silence, you can still grab a ¼ chicken and side for just R55. Just nje. Just for you.

“The modern Makoti is an absolute superhero, and we wanted to create a meal that would help her (and everyone else) take a break and refresh over the festive season. Our festive sharing meal is our way of giving everyone a break from the pots so they can enjoy Dezemba, fully!” says Nontobeko Sibiya, Marketing Manager: Communications at Nando’s SA.


The Nando’s Festive Meal will be available from 9 November 2022 to 10 January 2023. Plate up that flame-grilled goodness and make this December memorable.