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Mama Africa Restaurant

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178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 1017
18:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 18:30 - 00:00
Tue - Fri 12:30 - 15:00
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8 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This restaurant is an awesome place to visit in Cape Town and the music is simply amazing - the musicians are so passionate and captivating. Though the crowd is pretty touristy it's worth popping by for a drink to hear the sounds.

Thank Joseph S
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Excellent food in a wonderful Africa atmosphere. This was our third visit there and each time the band was very good. The music adding grest pleasure to the whole evening.

Thank Ann M
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Had the mixed game platter and it did not disappoint. Included ostrich, crocodile, warthog, kudu, venison and springbok. Great to get to try so many different meats without having to commit a whole meal to each! Could not recommend it more.

Thank 00_dave_00
St Neots, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We all enjoyed our meal here, the food and the service was very good, I found my sit to be uncomfortable but the others had a different style chair to me, I would suggest booking as it was very busy for a Monday night, they had live music on which I found a little too loud but I think that... More 

Thank Barry S
Amman, Jordan
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The food was not wow. It was okay. The waiters did not explain the dishes very well. The food takes 3 out of 5, however the atmosphere and the band at night makes the place nice. No reservation, first come first serve, so you will have to early. No host for the restaurant, just a bouncer/ bodyguard that tells you... More 

Thank Saad T
London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The first thing we learned in Cape Town was that you HAVE to reserve a table if you want to go to a restaurant after 8pm. We didn't do that here, but the staff kindly found us a small table near the band that was big enough for our food. My boyfriend had the wild game mixed grill, I got... More 

Thank TaniaB84
Scottsdale, Arizona
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273 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I ate at Mama Africa on my last night in Capetown wanting to try some game. It did not disappoint. The food was excellent and unique. I ordered a platter of various game meat such as crocodile, kudu, ostrich, warthog, and springbok. The restaurant had a nice, local ambiance and is recommended.

Thank Samuel A
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We went there one day before we wanted to try this restaurant and booked a table for the next day when a band was playing. The stuff was really friendly and helpful. When we arrived we were seated in a place next to the kitchen. We asked the waiter if we can be seated closer to the band but all... More 

Thank Zozo K
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were recommended this restaurant from friends back home in Australia and then by friends in Cape Town and it didn't disappoint. The service was great and the food even better. The game mixed grill platter was one of the best meals I ate over my 5wks trip throughout Africa. Meals were of a good price as well but you’re... More 

Thank Andyboss23
Cairo, Egypt
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We visited this restaurant on our first night in CapeTown and it was a great choice. We didnt have to wait too long for a table and the staff were really friendly. The marimba live band was SUPER cool! Great music and a great vibe. The house wine was good so are the liquers. We tried the seafood curry and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
African, Vegetarian Friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?