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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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African, Vegetarian Friendly
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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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
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Had rotten luck with food in Cape Town till I got to this restaurant. We went on a whim.. Just to see what the big deal was about. The waiter were very friendly and explained the game platter to us in detail.. Also offering his...More

1  Thank Krittika V
Reviewed 21 April 2017

My wife and I had dinner here. Really good native dishes. We had the "Sampler" which had springbok, alligator and some tho let of snake. The food and atmosphere were very comfortable. By the end of our meal there was a band that played some...More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 19 April 2017

fantastic food and fantastic music and atmosphere. We didn't have a booking but the mgr found us a table as we had 2 children with her - many thanks , would retunr

Thank jpower16
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Monday evening while our vacation to the cape. Reserved a place for two prior to arrival . The service was very very slow and unattended , the waitress didn't pay attention to us to the point where she didn't even notice we...More

Thank Gali K
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The food was tasty (crocodile kebabs and springbok steak) and staff were friendly but it was a very different experience to what I had hoped for. From the website I thought it was going to be a small, cosy restaurant that's run by a few...More

Thank Amanda K
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

A group of us who had been in safari decided to spend our last evening together in a traditional African restaurant. Mama Africa did not disappoint. I made a reservation the day before to ensure a booking for 5 people. I would highly recommend booking...More

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