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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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African, Vegetarian Friendly
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

This was a great way to spend our last night in CT. The food is good, affordable and the atmosphere is energetic. You pay R10 for the entertainment and it's worth it! That's only a little over a US dollar! They have a wild game...More

Thank Bethleen
Reviewed 17 August 2012

We visited on the last night of our holiday, otherwise we would have returned as often as possible. The food was great: our party had wild game, bobotie and Mama's curry and all were super tasty. The deserts were proclaimed as the best ever, and...More

Thank Trentmeister
Reviewed 14 August 2012

this restaurant has great food, fabulous music, and just a great vibe - ended out going here 3 nights running!

Thank martinbaum46
Reviewed 11 August 2012

Went on a monday evening, there was a live local band playing a mixture of traditional African music and some more Europian songs with an African twist, fantastic! The food was cooked to perfection, we all had three courses, I would recommened the crocodile starter...More

Thank Red_gift
Reviewed 30 July 2012

Tried the game platter - very well done. Live music, played by a band from Langa township was very good.

Thank DCUrbanMom
Reviewed 29 July 2012

Our waitress was very friendly staff.The food was average, I think the croc should have been stewed rather than grilled a little rubbery. The entertainment was very good.

Thank johnlh
Reviewed 28 July 2012

We were a large table but I was disappointed with the attitude of the waitress. She often forgot drinks orders and when we called her to order something, she turned around immediatlely before asking if anyone else would like to order. When we made her...More

Thank suziq5
Reviewed 26 July 2012

We came for the live music, which wasn't a disappointment! The band played African-style jazz, everyone got up and danced, and the atmosphere was very friendly and cheerful. Had a great evening!

Thank Ghosttoast
Reviewed 23 July 2012

Good food. Entertaining. Take your International visitors there - they'll have a blast

Thank Capetownians
Reviewed 21 July 2012

Good service, fun atmosphere with live music. Had the wild game mixed grill and loved it! Fun way to sample local cuisine. Great dinner.

Thank tjberman
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Response from gocathyl | Reviewed this property |
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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