We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mama Africa Restaurant

178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 1017
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (47 reviews)
“wild game” (37 reviews)
“bobotie” (28 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (1,607)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 858 reviews

A TripAdvisor Member
23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very famous restaurant where you can eat local and some distinguished food like African animals meat. Tradicional live music, very vibrant place!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply loved the vibrancy of this place. The staff were so friendly especially to my little girl who is 4. The food was good and we tried all sorts of new meats i.e. crocodile, springbok. And the band was very entertaining that we got up...More

Thank linwantstotravelmore
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Mama Africa is a funky restaurant located in an interesting area of Cape Town. We attended with two Italian ladies who loved the live music, the famous Coke bottle chandelier and the snake bar. A variety of African meals are served and the servers are...More

1  Thank DavidGunn1
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Amazing Amazing Amazing. Great authentic African food and service. While we were there for dinner they had live entertainment (a band called Abavuki), this band was amazing. This was the perfect way to end our stay in South Africa. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank zsuzsa-s123
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I had the Zimbabwean stew, and it was one of my favorite meals our whole trip!! Great service and really good live music here as well. Easy to Uber there.

Thank Ak206
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We loved our dinner, service, decor, and everything else at Mama Africa. We didn't make reservations so ate at the bar (same menu). Great curry, and all else was tasty. This place has the reputation as a tourist trap, but who cares?-- we were tourists...More

1  Thank Snarth
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We stop here every time we're in Cape Town. The waitresses will make helpful recommendations. Fun atmosphere. Make a reservation in advance.

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Great local music at this place, we stayed for hours listening to the band play!! Food was good too but nothing extraordinary.. the bar staff gave us a complimentary shot of some kind, probably for staying so long!

Thank Falgu S
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Mama Africa was recommended to our group of four by our tour guide during a recent visit to Cape Town. I am happy to say the recommendation was spot on! Great African food! Our dishes included the Moroccan Lamb Pot Roast, Mama’s Lamb Curry, and...More

Thank karenY2830NP
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Nice ambience . Sunday closed . All meat items are good but game food likecrocodile ., ostrich,kudu,etc are excellent. Worth tasting .

1  Thank sumeshkhanna
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
BEERHOUSE on Long
367 reviews
.03 km away
Minato
51 reviews
.13 km away
The Dubliner at Kennedy's
82 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Stobers Tours - Day Tours
5 reviews
.23 km away
Company's Gardens
1 247 reviews
.22 km away
Long Street
1 028 reviews
.06 km away
Green Point Market
40 reviews
.13 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Sharon M
13 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from gocathyl | Reviewed this property |
I am not the restaurant
0
Votes
MalikaGupta86
16 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Roanthedog | Reviewed this property |
The menu is varied - a la carte, not prix fixe. We chose the game platter so we could try the different kinds of meat but their menu offers a variety of choices. Regardless what the dinner costs in Rand, keep in mind that a... More
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
18:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
Thursday
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
Friday
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
Saturday
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 426 1017
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing