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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 April 2020

good fun place to visit with live music and great variety of food and drinks.Advisable to book in advance.Waiters very good in giving advice on the menu and wines.Try the Ostrich or game meats for the full experience.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 22 March 2020

Went for lunch so we didn’t get to experience live music. However, the food was great and the African Moonshine was even better.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

If you’re feeling a bit adventurous I’d recommend the wild game platter, you won’t be disappointed. The band was awesome and the prices are very reasonable.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

I was recommended to go check this place out and glad I did. It was so delicious! It’s a very touristy place but it was worth checking out. I showed up without a reservation and was lucky enough they could accommodate me. I tried ostrich...for the first time and I didn’t realize how good for you it was and how great it tasted! I left so full.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 19 February 2020 via mobile

Very good, however walking to the venue was a bit uncomfortable with chaps offering drugs,on street corners , once inside was fine I took an Uber home and think was good advice .Service seemed stretched but friendly enough. Drinks were cheap with the exchange rate...being positive, food was ok was not expecting fine dining. The live music was absolutely fantastic, we enjoyed every minute. Would go again for sureMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 19 February 2020 via mobile

We turned up without a booking, and were squeezed in. This confused us as the place was not exactly heaving when we went in. However a few minutes later a 50 seater coach turned up and emptied it's passengers into the restaurant. The reason I...mention this, is the restaurant is geared for the tourist trade, and copes with large parties well, However our waitress, Jo, was just as attentive and helpful to us, a table for two in the corner, as she was in assisting in serving the recently arrived coach party. The menu was full of African dishes, the wine list had extensive tasting notes on each bottle, and local beer available. Not somewhere to go for a quiet romantic dinner, the atmosphere was lively, with a band playing in the bar area. The food was cooked very well and the service was first class. The doorman will ask if you have a booking before allowing you entry, and we did see several groups turned away. We got lucky, booking seems to be essential.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

We walked into a heaving restaurant with the band in full swing, so first impressions were good. The menu gave quite a few options, with game playing a big part of it. The prices were reasonable and the lager selection was probably the best I’ve...seen in Cape Town so far. Fully recommendable if you want local food.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 13 February 2020

Mama Africa is a great restaurant to visit and eat. The art on the building attracted us to it. Inside, there's a lot of memorabilia of pictures, painting and things to buy. The live band playing that night was Abakhaya, their music was very good...with live instruments, really entertaining and engaging with the guests. (Place charges a small fee for the live band, it'll be noted or they'll tell you). Food that we had was chicken wings and a cheese pancake of some sort. All the food was very delicious! Great food with a live band was worth the visit and for everyone to come and enjoy. No problems at all.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 11 February 2020

Lively African restaurant with music and great African cuisine. Can feel a little touristy, but just relax into the music.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 5 February 2020

We were recommended this place by a friend who previously visit and it was definitely worth the visit. The food was great and definitely great value for money. Really enjoyed the live music and art work around. Would definitely return

Date of visit: February 2020
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jumanahhamad
11 January 2020|
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Response from Trisha_Elliott | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know, but worth asking re vegetarian options?
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mayflowercourt
25 January 2019|
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Response from Eric R | Reviewed this property |
Good day. Due to its popularity the resraurant operates on a resetvation only basis. When we were there seating was from 6pm. So best enquire till what time you can arrive when making a booking. The music schedule appears... More
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mayflowercourt
25 January 2019|
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Response from NiteshP218 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they have wifi but taxi are easily available n reliable!
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Mama Africa is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5