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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Marco's African Place Restaurant

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 5412
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Mon 15:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 15:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

331 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 196: English reviews
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Of course, it is touristic. But there were also african people for dinner. We had excellent game steaks (Springbok, Kudu, ostrich and Impala) and the music and especially the dancers were big fun. We enjoyed our evening very much.

Thank ingka
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
82 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was a delightful experience and we had the platter with crocodile tail, kudu steak and springbok meat. Later ox tongue too. The fried caterpillar was actually delicious once we got over the psychological hurdle that we were eating what used to crawl. Then the band started and the whole atmosphere took on an energy of its own -... More 

Thank Dan K
Lancaster, Pa
Level Contributor
67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reserved a table for 6 (traveling with a group of co-workers) and had a nice meal. It was hot at first (seated upstairs) but then there was some air later and that made the experience much nicer. We ordered a variety of food and it was all good, we enjoyed our meals. The service was attentive. We didn't stay... More 

Thank philliesfan80
Cologne, Germany
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got delicious african food and the service was perfect. Dennis, our waiter, gave us good advises for our food. We had ostrich, impala, Kudu and springbock, all steaks were tasty. Also the african side tasted well. Thanks!

Thank joooldi
Hurghada, Egypt
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant offers delicious African food, exotic meats like crocodile, kudu or springbock as well. Service was very friendly and they had a band playing life African music, not too loud though, so conversations were not disturbed. Absolutely recommended!!! (But do reserve a table)

Thank ThisIsMe777
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We knew this place would be busy and that it catered for tourists on coaches. However, we arrived early to a pre-booked table so our order was placed before the crowds arrived. Service was great and the food delicious - an opportunity to try out some Kudu and Crocodile. A live band played and the audience inter-acted. The band were... More 

Thank JaCob5
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is a nice place and the entertainment is great. The food is of good quality. We choose this place for our last night in Cape Town as it had good reviews. I cannot fault the food or entertainment unfortunately it came down to the waiter we had. The waiter Mike over charged on the bill after messing up... More 

1 Thank Lisa D
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My friends and I are experienced international travellers and after much research (tripadvisor a key consideration) decided to spend our last evening in Cape Town at Marco's. We got a last minute reservation which we truly appreciated. The food was great, as was the live music. Our waiter Mike however clearly thought 3 female tourists were a target financially. He... More 

1 Thank ajmic5
Level Contributor
67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

From the entrance to when we left the restaurant, we felt uncomfortable being there. The staff members at the entrance were very unfriendly and gave us a glare until we told them that we made a reservation. My husband and I came here with our friends from Venda and WOW! An awful experience where they felt because of their color,... More 

Thank Paula J
Quilmes, Argentina
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is the real African experience! The food is fantastic and the live entertainment is unbelievable! Congratulations to the dancers and the musicians, I had the best night during my stay in South Africa!

Thank mdpr88

Travellers who viewed Marco's African Place also viewed

Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town

Been to Marco's African Place? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Rose Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 5412

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Marco's African Place and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Marco's African Place staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?