We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mama Africa

178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 1017
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (50 reviews)
“wild game” (39 reviews)
“game meat” (36 reviews)
All hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1 686)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

841 - 850 of 891 reviews

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
Reviewed 9 February 2012

nice selection of authentic african cuisine-wide selection from North Africa to local SA food-highly recommend it

Thank Mario h
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Had the Bobotie usually made with ground beef, but they serve it with ostrich instead. My friend said the curry was so so.

Thank Candice A
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Do not even try to eat there - this is officially the worst restaurant in Cape Town. Just enjoy the African music with a drink if you really want to try but go elsewhere for a proper meal. Bad service, bad food, should I say...More

1  Thank SteffAfrica
Reviewed 31 January 2012

An African Experience at it's best - good food, great ambience, a fantastic evening - for both locals as well as tourists! And it's in the famous long street , Cape Town.

Thank Fiona65_11
Reviewed 30 January 2012

great location with good food and live music, people from local and around the world

Thank Guido F
Reviewed 25 January 2012

First of all we booked in advance as we were a group of twenty-four people. When we got there they didn't have enough tables for us. There was some space in the back of the restaurant so they asked a family to leave their table...More

3  Thank Maritje
Reviewed 9 January 2012

We visited Mama Africa on the recommendation of our driver who said it had a lot of character and he was right, it definitely felt more African than any of the restaurants that we visited on our trip. There was a good selection of African...More

Thank BensoA
Reviewed 4 January 2012

I heard so many great and awesome things so when we got there we ordered at least 3 things so we could experience the goodness.The food was good but I expected to have a food climax which I didnt

Thank ShallyWaly
Reviewed 30 December 2011

horrible place to rip off tourists they don't even let u share dishes!

1  Thank Rupertbe
Nearby HotelsSee all 112 hotels in Cape Town Central
Urban Chic Boutique Hotel
314 reviews
.04 km away
Pepperclub Hotel & Spa
975 reviews
.06 km away
Happy Rhino Hotel
406 reviews
.14 km away
Long Street Boutique Hotel
233 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Food Inn India
22 reviews
.09 km away
404 reviews
.03 km away
Galbi Restaurant
107 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Stobers Tours - Day Tours
7 reviews
.23 km away
Company's Gardens
1 343 reviews
.22 km away
Long Street
1 159 reviews
.06 km away
Cape Xtreme
237 reviews
.21 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Sharon M
13 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from gocathyl | Reviewed this property |
I am not the restaurant
16 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing