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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 6 December 2017

If you want a nice "affordable" evening out....think twice. The food is delicious but not cheap. Starters round R60 upward Mains near R200 mark. Wines very over priced. In defence of this, I need to mention that the portions are generous. The service was very...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We were a group of 12 people, we reserved in advance the table. Restaurant was full and extremely loud, live music and guests. I had the game grill platter with different find wild game. It was cooked perfectly and the taste was also fine. Service...More

Thank chrfritz
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We stopped off for dinner. Note that there was a cover charge as there was music that night. Traditional african dishes; get adventurous!

Thank mngraham2008
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We visited this restaurant 16 years ago and we were not disappointed by our return. It’s lively luckily we were not too close to the band as it’s qiute loud, but good to get up and watch when you want to. Good food and drink...More

Thank midomarl
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

We randomly walked in on a Saturday night and were seated immediately. We sat in the live music section (they charge additional for that) and ordered our food and drinks. We had a wait with the food but it was delicious!

Thank charisms2017
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This is an iconic Cape Town restaurant serving typical African dishes. There is live music every night from 8pm, and you have to see the Coke Bottle chandelier over the bar. Not a place to go for a quiet dinner, but if you want the...More

Thank Bagabargain
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We had heard so much about this place but were a bit disappointed. Too touristy. The food was okay but not great. Good live music though, so I suggest you just try to grab a seat in the bar.

Thank Christina N
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We were recommended this place by our hotel. The food was great - we had game kebabs with sides and malva pudding. There's lots of it! The staff were really friendly and the service was good. The atmosphere was good as well. The main disappointment...More

Thank Abirami1
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Meet all our expectations. We had planned on visiting this restaurant months before our trip after finding it on line. The food was all very tasty. We were able to try difference type of game meats. We had the KUDU steak that was tender and...More

Thank drpod100
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The staff were super friendly, but this has been the most expensive meal we've had whilst in Cape Town and the quality wasn't there. I had the chicken wings as a starter and the mixed grill for a main. The starter was ok but too...More

Thank andres_arce82
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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
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