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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” (50 reviews)
“wild game” (38 reviews)
“game meat” (35 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 15 October 2017 via mobile

I recently visited Mama Africa and really enjoyed the entire experience. The menu is great, my partner enjoyed the tasting plate which included crocodile, warthog, springbok, ostrich and Kudu. He really enjoyed it. I tried the traditional babotie which was different (not used to the...More

Thank Jessica Q
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Mama Africa really exceeded my expectation, the service is good and the food very delicious. Centrally located, we went the using the hop on hop off bus and I would definitely recommend it to anyone even the locals

Thank Kgothatso
Reviewed 3 September 2017 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 marbarsa
Reviewed 30 August 2017

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
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Sharon M
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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, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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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