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Mama Africa

178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 1017
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“wild game” (48 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

if you really go to Cape Town without doing the Garden Route and/or the Karoo or traveling the countryside at all - then Mama Africa is the place for you. Enjoy and eclectic mix of exotic game meat with african live sounds. If you don't...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Gerhard P
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had dinner there with 13 cancer survivors. Let me tell you. I had blast, had a great meal then danced it off. The band is very nice.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank queenconqueror916
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were happy with our service and the vibe was ok, noise level very high to try and conduct a conversation. The prawn curry dish was disgraceful, a couple of tiny shrimps in a very weak,watery and awful tasting sauce at R170. Chicken wings to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at Mama Africa and ordered a wide variety of the food on the menu. Overall we were pleased with our meal and enjoyed the drinks (especially the Mojo Jam Jars). The music was also very fun! However, someone in our party of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank I9816OHvictorias
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most unique experience I have during my visit to Africa, with hearty, traditional food in a colourful, rustic setting with an eclectic mix of local bands and drummers. If you're visiting Cape Town make sure to stop here for a Beer.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank moheenreeyad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service here was excellent. The food was awesome (dovi and vegetable curry) the band was also great. They accommodated us even though we didn’t have a reservation. Nothing bad to say about the place.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gypsysoul81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Variety of foods and deserts and also drinks plus live music and good atmosphere made that night awesome.I ate aligator meat and I suggest to every one.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 570arminh
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Apparently an old favourite in Cape Town according to the reviews . We were a rather disappointed in the food but the atmosphere was fun and buzzy . The staff were very efficient despite the place being very crowded and the tables very close together...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Locharburn1767
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Was recommended to this place by a local, and glad I went! Amazing venue, interesting food, and a great live band! Cocktail was fabulous as well. May not be the most local place around, but good enough to soak in the local atmosphere!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank felizaong
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

The food was ok, nothing special. Cocktails are really good. We never experienced it before, but they really charge for the live band which was too loud. Its not like we hired the band so I really think that the restaurant should pay for the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kinkola
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
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
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