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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” (51 reviews)
“wild game” (41 reviews)
“game meat” (37 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Very poor service. The meal did not meet the accustomed standard for an authentic African meal. We had been in the past and decided to give another try. Wish we had gone elsewhere.

1  Thank DrBruno3
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

The place to go for a lovely performance and a terrible Kudu steak. Steak was too well done and we didn’t even ask for that! The portion is so small, but the Bollywood Cafe around the corner offers good choices if you’re still not full....More

1  Thank SuzieSelman
Reviewed March 5, 2018

When to Mama Africa last month with a friend and my daughter. We were very disappointed with the service and the food. Myself and my friend had a bad stomach the next day. Will not be returning or recommend.

1  Thank tldolby
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Visited this restaurant again after several years. Food still excellent. Staff excellent! Good experience of African cuisine for international visitors. Pricey, but still reasonably good value for money if you include the experience and ambience. Highly recommended!

Thank OddNob
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

A Good african restaurang. Very busy so make a reservation. Long Street is not a very Nice Street. Hold on to your things.

Thank Anna G
Reviewed March 2, 2018

Every time my wife and I visit Cape Town we have to have to have the fantastic Bobotie and Malva Pudding at Mama Africa. The reason this visit didn't earn the traditional 5 stars is because I had to do a lot of cajoling to...More

Thank TourGuide-KEVIN
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Great restaurant amazing food lovely entertainment Good prices Unusual food on menu but normal items as well

1  Thank kazwhit9
Reviewed February 28, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Mama Africa's. The restaurant has beautiful decor. The wait staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, making great recommendations. The food was absolutely delicious--I had the crocodile as an appetizer, and the Zimbabwean Dovi as my meal. I absolutely loved...More

Thank Tara D
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

I had the mixed game meat grill which was nothing out of the extraordinary. My brother had prawns which was also mediocre. But the cocktail particularly chocolate margarita was delicious. They had a good atmosphere and nice live music.

Thank SandyTM
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Food was very good and the atmosphere was fun with the live band. It was just bit hard to have any conversation because they played so loud.

Thank Paula W
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Sharon M
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Response from gocathyl | Reviewed this property |
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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Large 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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