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Reviewed 26 March 2020

This was a truly authentic experience. I tried antelope for the first time. Food is tasty and abundant but the music and talking to Mama Sheila is the icing on the experience. We were four Jamaicans connecting to our roots and this just added to...make it more memorable.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 9 March 2020

My second return to this restaurant--this time with 27 American college students in tow. It was a week night so we were the only guests. Our coordinator arranged to have the marimba band there for entertainment. They encouraged students to join them on the marimbas...and drums. The range of foods was amazing and delicious. And of course we were treated to hearing Sheila's story and meeting her daughter Monica. Definitely worth the visit to Langa.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 6 March 2020

Delicious, fresh home made food, so much to choose from. The marimba band very entertaining, makes you want to get up and dance!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

Beyond the incredible and inspiring stories, the food was was delicious and the band was amazing. Great experience all around. Keep up the great work Monica!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 20 February 2020 via mobile

What a great experience that provided the perfect ending to our holiday in South Africa. Monica and Sheila were welcoming, informative and good fun. The entertainment was a local marimba band and some of the diners even participated in the musical performance for one piece...(including my husband and me). The buffet was absolutely delicious and varied. Years of experience showed in the quality of the flavours produced. A must-do when in Cape Town. We’ll be back!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 27 January 2020

They offer the best local food in Cape Town - a very clean and safe place with great service and a variety of food. I would definitely recommend people to stop by and try this place.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 20 January 2020

Shiela & Monica were amazing hosts. The food, music, and vibes were all incredible. Would recommend anyone traveling to Cape Town to stop in!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 16 January 2020

Sheila converts her home into a restaurant in the vibrant township of Langa and serves some of the best food I have ever had. This is one of the best meals I have had in Africa and has something to offer everyone. Vegan options, gluten...free options, adventurous game meats to explore, an assortment of spice level, variety of vegetables, desert, etc. And there was an awesome band playing! Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 16 January 2020 via mobile

This is a family-run restaurant and the owner has a great story about how she built it from zero. Food has a lot of variety and a real authentic taste!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 9 January 2020

Our wonderful guide Sugar took us on our final day in Capetown, we returned to Langa Township to the home/restaurant of Mama Sheila. She gave us a history of how she came to open the restaurant and all of her struggles to get it up...and running to be the successful, award-winning restaurant that is is today. We sampled antelope and ostrich as well as other deliciousness. Outstanding service and food.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 5