We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mama Africa

Is this your business?
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 1017
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (51 reviews)
“wild game” (41 reviews)
“game meat” (37 reviews)
Closed Now
African, Vegetarian Friendly
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1 777)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

41 - 50 of 936 reviews

Reviewed 24 January 2018

Highly recommend making reservations well in advance, we tried to make reservations the day we arrived and heard about it for the day before and they were booked until the end of our trip. We were able to get in the night before we left,...More

Thank Relle R
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Every tourist should visit and have a feel of Africa from Mama Africa. Get a reservation if you are a group of four or more. We are lucky to get a seat at the bar. The sirloin is the best. And also try the game...More

Thank Pnyorker
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The restaurant located in center of town. Music starts after 8 pm. Limited Veg dishes - 1 starter, 1 salad and 3 main course. Salad was good but did not enjoy main. Good drink menu and good music. Ok

Thank DKDesai
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Had a lovely lamb curry there but as we had not booked we were only able to get the last two seats at the snake shaped bar (in the furthest corner away form the entertainment). The music was pleasant but as there were only 2...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere and food was delicious. We had a mixed grill platter with a selection of African game which was delicious. Service was great and efficient. Live music was so much fun! I would recommend booking if want to avoid waiting.

Thank Magda C
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner at mama Africa. The waitress was very pleasant and helpful. The food was fantastic! We had the “mama’s wild game mixed grill” and we fully recommend it, It contains: Crocodile Ostrich Kudu Springbock and venison sausage DELICIOUS!!! Pls note reservation...More

1  Thank Florian K
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We had dinner in Mama Africa and enjoyed our food. Overall it is a busy place. If you enjoy louder live music while having dinner. The service is good but we needed to wait for one hour to get a table although half of the...More

Thank jeko2018
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great fun evening here with several family members. Obviously the game meat is an attraction but the decor was great and there was live music as well all adding to a great atmosphere. This was completed by friendly cheerful staff. Some folks...More

Thank KevMac1960
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

African themed restaurant on Long Street, close to many restaurants and bars, unique menu and they have wild meet for those interested

Thank BlrTravR
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

After 1.5 hours after our order we did'nt get food. The waiter said repeatedly sorry for the kitchen. We have paid the drinks and gone with empty stomach. The kitchen seems overwhelmed with the many guests!

Thank Castleson
Nearby HotelsSee all 113 hotels in Cape Town Central
Urban Chic Boutique Hotel
323 reviews
.04 km away
Pepperclub Hotel & Spa
1 076 reviews
.06 km away
Happy Rhino Hotel
460 reviews
.14 km away
Long Street Boutique Hotel
253 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Food Inn India
23 reviews
.09 km away
431 reviews
.03 km away
The Dubliner at Kennedy's
96 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
Stobers Tours - Day Tours
9 reviews
.23 km away
Long Street
1 209 reviews
.06 km away
Cape Fusion Tours - Day Tours
257 reviews
.22 km away
Cape Xtreme
294 reviews
.21 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Sharon M
13 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from gocathyl | Reviewed this property |
I am not the restaurant
Malika G
16 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing