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Mama Africa

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” (52 reviews)
“wild game” (41 reviews)
“game meat” (37 reviews)
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12:30 - 15:00 Hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Great food for vegetarians. Wonderful music and vibe and a great African experience. Go post 8 pm to enjoy the music

Thank Evolvin
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is definitely an African experience that each and everyone should have. Life African band/singers/music and waitress are dressed in the African theme. Very friendly staff. Busy, but good vibe. Food extraordinary

Thank 637madelynj
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

We didn't make a booking so we were waiting 20 minutes for the table. There were no seats on the bar available so we were standing next to it. The waitress asked the other guests who were about to leave if we could sit on...More

Thank Michał W
Reviewed 17 December 2017

My family and I enjoyed a delicious meal at this restaurant on Long Street during our recent holiday to South Africa. Booking is essential, so we reserved a table upon arrival in Cape Town. Although noisy with all the other diners and the live band,...More

Reviewed 17 December 2017

Just back from Cape Town and our visit to this place was the only bad experience of an otherwise wonderful holiday. Of course we knew that it was a tourist trap, but the many favourable reviews reassured us that we could look forward to a...More

Thank Patrick P
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This was our worse experience while in South Africa. The staff (manager and waitress) were dismissive and unfriendly. They were particularly unfriendly towards people of color. After our hotel made arrangements for 13 individuals to dine at Mama Africa in our presence, when we arrived...More

Thank keright
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

We visited here two years ago and loved it. This time my good was overcooked and the cocktails were not made correctly. The waitress only recommended the most expensive items on the menu, and also was rude enough to ask for a larger tip at...More

Thank Delia1212
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

A very good place where try and taste local food. Here you can have a great Boboti, minced spicy beef or also ostrich steak or grilled crocodile. Music in the evening

Thank allesgut0404
Reviewed 8 December 2017

We choose to celebrate a birthday by Mama Africa, but it didn't quite meet our expectations. We arrived and got seated, after 15 min our waitress was there to take our drinks order. we wanted to know what she could recommend for beers, but she...More

Thank jeannettevognhansen
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

The place is well visited. Which is why you might not get a table to eat, but sit at the bar. So if you reserve it might be a better experience. The staff was not extremely nice - which is understandable as the place is...More

Thank Andy S
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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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