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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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African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
45 Harlem Avenue | Langa, Cape Town Central 7455, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My daughter who is staying in Capetown took us for a traditional South African meal here in the township of Langa. It was super easy to uber there and back— and there is guarded parking if you drive. The musicians were terrific, the buffet of...More

Thank jkd67
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been to Cape Town twice, and I'm so glad I found out about Mzansi Restaurant this time. I don't even know where to begin, but let me assure you this is the best restaurant experience I've had anywhere in my travels around the world,...More

Thank Great S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at Mama's house. Great music, great stories and the food was not too bad either... ;-) Most importantly: It is safe to go there!

Thank LifeIsNotTooBad
Reviewed 5 days ago

Agree with all the other reviews. There's a reason my Mzansi's is still the No. 1 restaurant in Cape Town (a city with such incredible Michelin-level restaurants). Nomonde's story is heartwarming - what she's been able to do for the township and its residents is...More

Thank NY_BobbyS
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was delicious, the music was great, and the atmosphere warm and inviting. Our last night in Capetown and may have been our best!

Thank shrinemaker2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and entertainment was awesome;a great dinning experience. I highly recommend this establishment.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and friends went to Mzansi based on family recommendation. Emailed for a reservation, they arranged for a driver to pick us up and bring us back to out Cape Town hotel. Food was very good, African band played local and some USA favorites....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked Mzanzi purely on the basis of TripAdvisor's reviews and my wife and I both agreed that this showed the power of the TripAdvisor review process at its best and thank goodness for many reasons, the word has been spread to a much wider...More

Thank DeanKP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Cape Town for just under 3 weeks and while I did enjoy most of my meals, nothing beat the experience that I got at Mzansi, and that is putting it lightly. Not only did I feel beyond welcome in Mama's home, but...More

Thank GuidedbyBK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best experience I had so far. Great african meal, amazing atmosphere and lovly people. Mama welcomes everyone like you are a member of her family and the band is awesome as well!! Everyone should go there and get this amazing experience. You support people directly...More

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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.
Anthony N
24 November 2017|
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Response from Henryrhoda | Reviewed this property |
No you should not just turn up, best to make an appointment
Anthony N
24 November 2017|
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Response from Nick R | Reviewed this property |
They cook for the number of guests they have booked I believe so It wouldn’t be my choice to just turn up. We got a very quick response when we emailed and they came across as very diligent in looking after people so that’s... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 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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