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Lelapa Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner


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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this remarkable place in early September, as part of a visit to Langa with Siviwe Tours (also very highly recommended!). Our group comprised nearly thirty undergraduate geography students (and five members of staff) and we were all captivated by the surroundings, the stories,...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank jethops
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our rugby club of 38 visited Lelapa in July 2019, the welcome was very friendly and the live entertainment was excellent. We tasted authentic home cooked local South African dishes served buffet style, lots of variety and very tasty. It was a great local experience...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Ian W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group visited Lelapa in August 2019. Mama Sheila was a wondrous host, adding some unique storytelling especially planned for our group. The food at Lelapa was one of the crowning experiences of our trip. The restaurant is small, lovely and homey, and I unreservedly...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank ecantarow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about Lelapa is 5 star. The food is fresh, delicious, and Halaal friendly. Mama Sheila and her daughter Monica are friendly and welcoming, and the entertainment is delightful. Don’t sleep on this place. It was worth the 20 hour plane ride from the USA!!...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! OMG! Thank you Ms. Sheila. Everything was amazing. Thank you for being so hospitable. Lelapa is not your average restaurant. It is home in every sense. If you are in Cape Town, head to the Langa township and get your fill. You will not...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Monica opened the restaurant exclusively for us and an Italian family for lunch. She served a buffet of cold and hot authentic South African dishes, several of which she learned from her mother, and with a fireworks display of flavors. Everything from vegetarian dishes to...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Steinar5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely the best food I had in Cape Town. The atmosphere could not be better and story of the owner was very powerful. This was not just a meal, but a complete experience.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank marenhm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide brought us here for dinner. We enjoyed meeting the wonderfully hospitable owners, great selection of delicious food, and lively musicians. There had to be at least 20 dishes served buffet-style so something for everyone. It was a great local experience, much better...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank TraveL1ght
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As South Africans, we seldom explore our own country, and Cape Townians seldom explore our own city. So I am grateful to say we have discovered Lelapa Restaurant, a gem in our nearby community of Langa. Mama Sheila had us rolling with laughter, while the...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Tania K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A unique experience! Definitely recommend Lelapa to anyone visiting Cape Town. The owner is such a lovely lady and she invited us warmly into her (home) restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2019
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