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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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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (50 reviews)
“wild game” (38 reviews)
“game meat” (35 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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LOCATION
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

I've seen some negative reviews, but I have no complaints. Maybe its aimed at tourists, but hey, if you want to try Springbok, here's a place to try it. Good music, good beer and really friendly service. Springbok is nothing special mind.

Thank UkBaggieBird
Reviewed 26 February 2012

This is a restaurant that seems to get mentioned in all the guide books and when you are in Cape Town people ask you if you have visited. Overall its worth a look. Yes its a bit touristy however a good selection of mixed 'local'...More

Thank JAS02
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Can;t remember the name of the Band but they play on Fridays and Wednesdays! What unbelievable rythmn! Great place for African music and food but book ahead!!

Thank patchy71
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Went there on valentines day and despite having no booking on a busy evening the staff went out of their way to find us a table. Good food, good attentive service and a great atmosphere

Thank DDDMLC
Reviewed 21 February 2012

great restaurant in Long street...fantastic african food... we ate kudu that was delicious and great abient with gerat music that was performed during our dinner. The restuarant is alaways busy so that it is necessary to book a table.The bar area is also nice. all...More

Thank cuminegia
Reviewed 20 February 2012

This was the best experience in Cape Town. Everywhere you go you hardly get to see and meet the locla people but this place gave us an insight of that what we were really missing, you forget you are in Afica till you come here....More

Thank Girish1946
Reviewed 14 February 2012

Music good, food good, atmosephere, good.everything good, dancing good, singing good.

Thank HillsandSongs
Reviewed 12 February 2012

you cannot believe how busy long street is at night. there is a cover charge of 20 rands which is well worth it. different bands playing on different days. all i listened to, were outstanding !!

Thank welltravelledHamburg
Reviewed 10 February 2012

how much better can you get than being in the city center and listening to african music live and having the best party in cape town

Thank frank t
Reviewed 9 February 2012

If you like something a bit different, Africa Mama is the place. It was fully booked when we walked in, but that let us sit at the bar. Great cocktails and fantastic local meats on the menu. A fab way to end our holiday.

Thank Essex1971
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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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