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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 21 February 2018

I am note sure what the good reviews of the food are based upon. My husband and I thought the food was pretty sub-par. The music is great but don't bother to make a dinner reservation. Just go for the entertainment & drinks.

Thank Amanda F
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Went there based on TripAdvisor. Service was nice. Food was really not authentic at all. The Catch of the Day was clearly made out of frozen silverfish. Later we also heard from local friends that this is one of the restaurants they would truly avoid...More

Thank Attila S
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Lovely food, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff (with the exception of 1 member was quite rude, we told the manager who sincerely apologised - this did not spoil our experience).

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

If in Cape town you have to go here! Staff super welcoming and helpful. Must have is the platter where you get to try crocodile, springbok, ostrich and more. Live band which were brilliant. Don't be put off by long street long location. This place...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We had a great evening at Mama Africa - food tasty and good value! The house wine is quite good enough (if you are on a budget) ! at about 7 ish the live music starts and the vibe is fun. Yes it is touristy...More

Thank janiceingatehouse
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this place. Food was good and music starts at eight. We stayed and danced long after dinner was finished

Thank Dick B
Reviewed 6 February 2018

First of all, let us say that our server Tia was wonderful. The cocktails we had were from cheap mixes - very sweet and no real juice. My dining partner's Bobotie was decent. The rest of the meal was pretty bland unless quantity is your...More

Thank briansteve
Reviewed 31 January 2018

I loved this place! The food is amazing and authentic! The service is incredible, the waitresses are always smiling and being polite. There's always live african music and the atmosphere is magical. The last but not the least, there's Isaac, an african art-seller that sells...More

Thank PaoloAiello
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Authentic food and a lovely experience. I am a “try different meat and cuisine” fanatic and this place fascinated me. I got the opportunity to taste Springbok and Kudu meat and that made my day.

Thank tanveerraval
Reviewed 24 January 2018

The best combination of South African food and music in central Cape Town. The band and dancers performed very good and added to the experience of great food - and the 15 rand for the music pr. person dining is really not enough. Our host,...More

Thank Per D
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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