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45 Harlem Avenue | Langa, Cape Town Central 7455, South Africa
+27 73 754 8502
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  • Excellent94%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef stew” (11 reviews)
“malva pudding” (12 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
45 Harlem Avenue | Langa, Cape Town Central 7455, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited Mzansi on the last night of our stay in Cape Town. I would be lying if I said I didn't have any reservations about visiting this place but we decided to trust the vast majority of positive reviews on Tripadvisor and book ourselves...More

Thank lparker156
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nomonde welcomed our group of nine people just like we were family. We had a great evening meal accompanied by local musicians playing very well indeed. The food was delicious and the beef stew the best I have tasted. It was lovely to hear Nomonde's...More

Thank Scottkjs
Reviewed 5 days ago

this restaurant is unique . the owner tells you her story which is inspiring. you sit at communal tables and it is buffet. alcoholic drinks can be purchased do not be put off by the fact it is in a township - we came back...More

Thank valerie100London
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were talking with the owner of our hotel (The Derwent House) about where we should have dinner. He suggested Mzansi for a unique experience, saying it was the highest rated restaurant in Cape Town. We followed up on his recommendation and we're so glad...More

Thank MNM1011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I made a reservation at msanzi because of its rating on TripAdvisor. The restaurant did not disappoint and we had a great time. After eating in great restaurants in Cape town, we wanted something a little different. Our hotel was hesitant about this booking because...More

1  Thank chefIpad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mzansi was recommended to us by so many local people and tourists that we met, so we made a reservation and went. The place, the food and the people working there really make you feel at home. Everything was made with so much love and...More

Thank Oliver B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been at the Chef's Warehouse in Beau Constantia for lunch, we were not quite keen on having another heavy meal for the evening. But Mama's food is far away from being heavy, fatty and swimming in sauce. She uses very light, tasteful and pure...More

1  Thank Myriam G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to experience Mzansi based on the reviews and were not disappointed! This is a must do experience when visiting Capetown. The atmosphere, food and entertainment was outstanding and it was great to share the meal with other travelers from all over the world....More

Thank d0nnas68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is essentially in the home of the owner. The food was fantastic and authentic. The place is out of the way but well worth the trip.

Thank Edwellons
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our first day in South Africa we ate dinner at Mzansi because we were told it was an authentic South African eating experience. The hotel kept trying to send us to a big tourist restaurant with a show but we decided to follow the...More

Thank Mark J
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10 September 2018|
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Response from jkd67 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do.
18 August 2018|
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Response from 8080riviera | Reviewed this property |
We called the restaurant for this info. The owner was very helpful. There is only one seating. And you need to arrive on time to get the benefit of the evening’s entertainment.
20 December 2017|
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Response from Erica G | Reviewed this property |
I called her and ended up getting someone that is how I confirmed my reservation. There was a couple who showed up at dinner without reservations and they created a small take for them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Harlem Avenue | Langa, Cape Town Central 7455, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 73 754 8502
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Experience the Township of Langa at this traditional African restaurant. We cater to tourist and locals alike wishing to have a positive experience in Cape Town’s oldest township. Our kitchen is run by longtime Langa residents that have worked to put a modern twist on recipes that have been passed down through the generations. As you enjoy your locally sourced meal, a live Marimba band will entertain you with traditional African music (tipping is encouraged). Your support helps us to provide jobs and to empower our community. We kindly ask that you make a reservation/booking in advance for, we cook to order and are not a walk-in restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner, we request that you call 24 hours in advance or early in the morning. PLEASE NOTE: Our Restaurant will be closed September 19th-October 3rd, 2017 for holiday. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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