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Mama Africa

178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 1017
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“mixed grill” (48 reviews)
“wild game” (36 reviews)
“game meat” (34 reviews)
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178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived to Cape Town and asked several people along Long Street to recommend a good, local African restaurant, hands down it was Mama Africa. We walked there and were met by a “door guard” who asked if we had reservations, which we did not...More

Thank Hoosiergirl63
Reviewed 4 days ago

Travelled from Australia with 12 people for a 50th which I told them when booking 2 months ago. Wanted to experience some authentic food and live music. Food average and took a long time. The only way we could see the band was on a...More

Thank Mariane W
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was excellent. My husband had the wild game mixed grill including warthog and I tasted a bit of each meat. They were all good and my favorite was the springbok. I had the bobotie and loved it. The music and atmosphere were both...More

Thank Silvia B
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want to have to worst experience in South Africa that's the right place to go! It was by far the most expensive restaurant we went and it wasn't worth it. Food wasn't good (and it's so easy to have a great meal in...More

Thank EdneyMoita
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently visited Mama Africa and really enjoyed the entire experience. The menu is great, my partner enjoyed the tasting plate which included crocodile, warthog, springbok, ostrich and Kudu. He really enjoyed it. I tried the traditional babotie which was different (not used to the...More

Thank Jessica Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mama Africa really exceeded my expectation, the service is good and the food very delicious. Centrally located, we went the using the hop on hop off bus and I would definitely recommend it to anyone even the locals

Thank Kgothatso
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

It's a very famous restaurant where you can eat local and some distinguished food like African animals meat. Tradicional live music, very vibrant place!

Thank marbarsa
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Simply loved the vibrancy of this place. The staff were so friendly especially to my little girl who is 4. The food was good and we tried all sorts of new meats i.e. crocodile, springbok. And the band was very entertaining that we got up...More

Thank linwantstotravelmore
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Mama Africa is a funky restaurant located in an interesting area of Cape Town. We attended with two Italian ladies who loved the live music, the famous Coke bottle chandelier and the snake bar. A variety of African meals are served and the servers are...More

1  Thank DavidGunn1
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Amazing Amazing Amazing. Great authentic African food and service. While we were there for dinner they had live entertainment (a band called Abavuki), this band was amazing. This was the perfect way to end our stay in South Africa. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank zsuzsa-s123
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Response from Roanthedog | Reviewed this property |
The menu is varied - a la carte, not prix fixe. We chose the game platter so we could try the different kinds of meat but their menu offers a variety of choices. Regardless what the dinner costs in Rand, keep in mind that a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 426 1017
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