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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“mixed grill” (48 reviews)
“wild game” (36 reviews)
“game meat” (34 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 PM - 3:00 PMAll hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Great live music and authentic local food. Feels a bit touristy but still a lot of fun. Service was a bit slow but friendly. Overall, good spot for visitors.

Thank _TejasRT_
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Love love love this place. Staff are awesome, food is all sorts of amazing, Devils Peak beers fab and the live music and vibe is up there with the best I have experienced during my stay in Cape Town. I have eaten here three times...More

Thank gwenniemay58
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Food was good, frist time I had crocodile and ostrich, pricing was responsible too as the location not to far from the city centre Highly recommended

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Even though all tourists, the food and service was amazing. Live entertainment started at 8 pm. Staff were very friendly and engaging. A must!!

Thank WorldTraveller0177
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This place well worth it for the live marimba band. Fantastic music. Food and drink were about average, but the music is the main attraction. Go if you want a taste of afro-beat/jazz/go-go style amazing drumming, brass and marimba for a few hours. Next time...More

Thank AugustWest07
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

May 31st The restaurant is touristic but really typical at the same time. The waiters are great! We ate kudu, crocodile, ostrich, samosas and then Zimbabwe chicken with peanuts and spinach, they were all amazing ! The atmosphere is great thanks to the singer and...More

Thank Ana11e
Reviewed 31 May 2017

great food great atmosphere good music make sure to reserve if no place - ask to sit at the bar careful of local salesman

Thank shalon2711
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Very good music We had a nice dinner The atmosphere was great. Recommend to make reservation ahead & to request to be seated near the bend

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Service (at least at the bar) was rude and slow, but the food was delicious (I recommend the crocodile starter, kudu steak and vegetable bake). Music WAS AMAZING! The talent of the people who came and played for us was really incredible. Fun vibe with...More

Thank sanfrankate415
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Good food, good pricing, good music. The game menu is extensive and we thoroughly enjoyed the crocodile appetizer .

Thank Charisse B
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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