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Mama Africa Restaurant

178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 1017
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (48 reviews)
“wild game” (36 reviews)
“game meat” (34 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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LOCATION
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank DavidGunn1
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Snarth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank sumeshkhanna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was such a fun place. The music was fantastic. We were so lucky to get in on a Friday night without a reservation. I really enjoyed the beef kabobs!

Thank TravelingFool88005
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Mama Africa is a fantastic place for a special occasion. An amazing selection and variety of African dishes, live music in an atmosphere and ambience which transports you to far away places.

Thank John H
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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