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45 Harlem Avenue | Langa, Cape Town 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 7455, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Mama made us feel like home with her amazing food and hospitality! We returned to our accomondation well fed, happy and alive.

Thank Maja T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My girlfriend and I made a reservation and drove out for dinner. We were skeptical of some of the talk about how "dangerous" the townships are. Perhaps that may be the case in general but the small neighborhood in Langa that the restaurant is in...More

Thank Issay S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Mzansi Restaurant as part of a tour of the Langa township with Ubizo and Mike. Mama was so incredibly welcoming and truly made us feel as if we were at home enjoying a meal with family and friends. The food was INCREDIBLE, 12...More

Thank Nathan T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great people, great food! I absolutely loved it. Will never forget my visit. Thank you so much, keep on the good work!! Go there if you are in Cape Town - you don‘t need to be afraid. We had so much fun and so did...More

Thank aernstbeger
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food served at Mzansi is far from being the best in Cape Town! The owners of the place share with the guest their life story which can be tiresome if you expect a regular restaurant environment. I wish only well to the owners of...More

1  Thank Experienced_63
Reviewed 4 days ago

The location took me by surprise to say the least. However, when I walked through the door, I felt has if I was visiting a relative. Nomonde told us to feel as if we were home, and that's exactly how I felt - at home!...More

Thank fatsbrooks
Reviewed 4 days ago

On our recent trip to South Africa, it was arranged that we have dinner here. At first, we were put off by the location, but once we walked through the door, we were astonished by the beautiful setup. The food was delicious, the music was...More

Thank karenbrooks831
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went here last week after our Langa tour guide mentioned it. So glad we went. It was a great experience and the food was delicious. Mama welcomes everyone in her home for a home cooked dinner. There was also an awesome band playing. And...More

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had such a great time at Mzansi restaurant! We went there after a recommendation from a friend. Food was good, but even better was music and dancing. It is an experience you won't forget! We felt so welcomed and the atmosphere at the end...More

Thank Urška M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went here in October with some friends. Highly reccomend, great people and good food. Dont be afraid of the location, we felt very safe.

Thank Saderi
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11 September 2017|
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Response from violetfem | Reviewed this property |
I had a wonderful dinner there. I have not tried the lunch option.
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, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Harlem Avenue | Langa, Cape Town 7455, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town
  • 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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