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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“mixed grill” (53 reviews)
“wild game” (41 reviews)
“game meat” (38 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 6 days ago

We had the grill meat platter. Do not eat the sausage. Several members of our party got sick. Band was loud. There was a charge on our bill that we didn't expect. Entertainment charge... give me a break..

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Albeit super touristy, the vibe was fun- with live music and unique decor. Try the mixed grill of exotic meats- you’ll be surprised how tasty some really are (and perhaps a couple that aren’t). We enjoyed the visit and they were accommodating for us. Worth...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed my meal here and I got to try all the exotic game meats I wanted to try on my virgin trip to Africa! There was a platter of warthog, kudu, venison, springbok, ostrich and crocodile that came in a nice portion size. There...More

Thank Zachary_KMH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was trying to eat at restaurants serving exotic meats and this was my least favorite of the three we visited, although it was good. It was crowded and loud. The warthog I tried was pretty good. I did feel like Arnolds and Karibu did...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Mama Africa on the recommendation of the concierge at the hotel we were staying at and it was the best African meal in our ten day stay in Cape Town. It set the standard by which we measured all other meals. And,...More

Thank Randell C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a recent trip to Cape Town. This was not my first time - and it won’t be my last. The food is great, the atmosphere is excellent and the music adds a great vibe to an altogether great evening.

Thank Commited_Traveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a recommendation from a friend stating that it was the best authentic restaurant in Cape Town. Well, the decor is charming and so are the staff. The pre-diner drinks were great, but the food did not live up to its reputation. Two...More

Thank Hesperange
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious and the location of the restaurant is great, at the center of Long street. However, the live African band was a little too loud and was more like noisy. Otherwise everything else was perfect. Overall, I do recommend this restaurant.

Thank ajdaka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bad service. Poor meat. Extra charges. Not recommended. They charged extra for the horrible loud music during the dinner. They'd better shout off the noise that came from "the musicians". They charge 10% extra for more than 6 guesses which is illogical since they save...More

Thank axyz bzxy b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb food, ambiance and staff. Joanna who took our order was professional and very hospitable. Restaurant has live music by a local band which is fabulous. A must visit in Cape-town.

Thank srv_wanderlust
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
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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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