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Mzansi Restaurant

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 yesterday

Mama is just the best. She makes you feel so at home and encourages everyone to eat together as family - who are all one, despite where in the world they might come from. She beautifully shares her story and that of the restaurant, and...More

Thank Hansae C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

#Mzansi Restaurant was the best! Very Welcoming, music and food enjoyed everything about the visit. Me and my husband came to Cape town for our honeymoon from South Africa, Gauteng (Pretoria). We saw the restaurant as one of the best eating places in Cape town...More

Thank PheladiMosana
Reviewed 2 days ago

You are welcomed into their home with a gracious smile and immediately shown around. You will sit down to eat family style and the meal is a buffet of African and Tschosa specialties. The music is lively and fun--I never realized there was a soprano...More

Thank BonCher
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing food - 100% recommend this place its the best traditional food we ate whilst in Africa for 3 weeks- and cost is very cheap we were expecting to have to pay a lot more

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed everything in Mzansi. I recommend to try everything from food,because it's delicious. Amazing atmosphere.

Thank Marija N
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is, I believe, my 400th review. There have been a lot more places that I've not bothered to review either because I had nothing good to say or because they weren't memorable enough to bother with. This is one of the ones that I'll...More

Thank MarkfromtheIsland
Reviewed 4 days ago

Mzansi will give you a memory for life, and the area is very safe. Moreover, the food is excellent and the entertainment will also make you happy. The price is very reasonable. It is so easy to go to Cape Town and think you´ve been...More

Thank Arild B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must do in Cape Town. This is more a eatery at Home then a Restaurant. Food is fantastic, the place is just off the N2. Prices are reasonable. Area is safe and going there with a Rental Car or cab easy. Go there and...More

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We learnt about mzansi from TripAdvisor and thought we would give it a try. Did not regret it. Great food and great music all night. The township may be a bit dodgy but your transport will bring you the doorstep. Make sure to ask them...More

Thank Albert L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our host highlighted a few times that this isn't a restaurant, but home - and indeed it felt like home the minute we stepped into the warm and well-lit compound, a stark contrast from the dark street outside. It was not just dinner. The lovely...More

Thank Tan Y
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Questions & Answers
11 September 2017|
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Response from Sierra M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if lunch is served, but you need to call and make a reservation anyway, so you can find out. But I believe she only serves dinner at 7pm.
8 August 2017|
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Response from Derwentowners |
I would not just show up, this place is in a remote location and always booked out. Right now the restaurant is closed during the winter, not sure when it will open again. Try to contact them directly. Good luck.
10 May 2017|
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Response from Bellauno | Reviewed this property |
Arrange for your hotel to transport you or perhaps call Mzansi and ask what taxi service they recommend
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Cash Only, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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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