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Mama Africa

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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” (51 reviews)
“wild game” (41 reviews)
“game meat” (37 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 3 days ago via mobile

We are group of 8 people and service was very slow. We have waited quite long, may be too many customers and not enough manpower. We ordered mix game grill as a starter. It’s very interesting mix of kudu, crocodile, warthog, ostrich, and etc. I...More

Thank Chanida S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a real treat, with so much going on to both entertain and occupy you during your meal. More an experience than a meal, helpful and efficient staff happy to spend time speaking a novice through the menu and wonderful African music played by...More

Thank Woolleg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a pleasant evening here for dinner. The service was a little slow but the atmosphere was fun but lacked authenticity. We found our waitress rude at the end when she checked her tip, considering all the extra charges were included on the bill...More

Thank Misha L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food took one and a half hours to arrive and it was horrible, feeling awful days after it. The waiter only recommended the most expensive dishes and they “hit hard” later on. Very touristic and not recommended!.

Thank עידן ש
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t have a bad evening here at all it’s just compared to other places in Cape Town to eat it was overpriced and the food was not as good. It has a good atmosphere with live music. We opted for the meat platter which...More

Thank Lottelli
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has a good atmosphere and you can dine in a relaxed way. It is slightly overpriced though, the potato side was poorly executed. Curry was tasty but the chicken was dry. Springbok was well prepared, so it is a little hit and miss....More

Thank Hannekejag
Reviewed 21 March 2018

This is a lively venue. African artifacts are neatly placed to authenticate the experience; and ostrich greets you at the dining room entrance and an illuminated crocodile hangs overhead on one wall; a band plays in the back room. Tables are comfortable and the wait...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Try the African game animal mixed grill plate! Beware of the wine of the house. The music and the atmosphere is very genuine. Desserts are very tasty.

Thank Balázs D
Reviewed 11 March 2018

This place was so much fun, there was a really great vibe in the place, and it was not as much as tourisy as I thought it would be. I mean, they definitely play up that side of it, but the food was delicious and...More

Thank CK_Aussie_girl
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Had a nice bobotie there with some drinks. I didn't need to book a table as I went by lunch time on a Thursday. Food and environment were good. The service was good although I think they should maybe hire one more person to make...More

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