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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)
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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 20 May 2017

Highly recommended. Excellent selection of african dishes. There's also a band playing at night, which made our night a fun and great experience. I'm not sure, however, if the band plays every night.

Thank dialronet
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We ate here 20 years ago and absolutely enjoyed the local atmosphere and offerings on the menu. Fast forward 20 years, and it's still just as good.

Thank pwiegman
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I dined at Mama Africa on a recent visit to South Africa. I actually spied it from the balcony of a pub across the street, and asked a server at the pub about it, and was given a high recommendation, but advised to reserve. About...More

Thank Marc R
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This is a great place on the popular Long St. I would recommend booking in advance if you want a table. We went twice, and had to sit at a dark bar first time. Not a vast menu, but interesting. The signature dish is the...More

1  Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 9 May 2017

My friends & I were lucky enough to get a table at Mama Africa as we hadn't booked in advance & just walked in. It was so full and luckily we had to just wait for few mins to get a table. An amazing ambiance...More

Thank Arwa E
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Depends on what you want..... Besides the usual variety of burgers, pizza and seafood cuisine in CT, this is the populist “must-eat” African tourist alternative to add a safari dish under your belt. We arrived without a reservation, hence we were given ordering and eating...More

Thank Kay L
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere because of the band, although very loud (we were sat near where the band were playing). The service started well, i.e. initial conversation but got a lot worse. Starter took 45 mins to be served. It was game kebabs (100 rand) and there...More

Thank Theresonly1JP
Reviewed 1 May 2017

went there once and never again. The service was terrible, were seated and then waited for app. 20 minutes to get the menu and then another 20 minutes to get the attention of the waitress for ordering (still no drinks on the table). The food...More

Thank GermanEgyptfan
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Mama Africa is a wonderful Restaurant. It's menu has so many different options and almost all of it is delicious. The service is very friendly and the atmosphere is wonderful. They also have a little show (Singing and dancing)planned at night which is beautiful. I...More

Thank Hjördis K
Reviewed 22 April 2017

So we made reservation with my friends. Live band on point. Got to samba with one of the band members😊😊. They have minimum african cuisine. What I had was zimbabwean dombi/dovi can't remember🙈. Food presentation on point . You know the saying "one eats first...More

Thank 126sinahh
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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