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Lelapa - The Home


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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner


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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews salad game meat chicken south african experience langa township marimba band food experience served buffet style meat options incredible meal this wonderful restaurant days in cape town authentic food i highly recommend this restaurant mama kanha entertainment
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food is incredible. There are so many option that you can choose to eat. While being there we were able to listen to music and then we were given the opportunity to play some of the instruments.The atmosphere that is created is so homey...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ashleighlizzelle
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went with my boyfriend and we had such an amazing night! Sheila and Monica run the restaurant in their home, and hearing the story of how they got to the point they are at today was truly inspiring. The food was served buffet style with...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank milla99nine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best part of Lelapa was the diversity in vegetarian options. The food was so tasty and the entertainment was fantastic. Worth a visit!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Molade O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious, authentic food with fun atmosphere thanks to the excellent music. The vision and ambition evident from Sheila was incredible. Food absolutely fantastic. Totally recommend.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Eimear D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lelapa means home and we certainly felt at home from the moment we met mama. The restaurant has a cosy home feeling and we were treated to amazing live music during our meal. The food was served buffet style with a great variety of options....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank John m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

'Lelapa' means home and Mama Sheila and her family welcome you into theirs with warmth, great food and music and, best of all, integrity. Many restaurants offer the African dining experience, presented in many guises, but it is difficult to avoid the tourist trappings. Lelapa...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Ailsa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food, Bongos, staff, gifts, all brilliant. We had music lessons from the band, they were absolutely fantastic

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this place. Sheila was very welcoming and her food was amazing. For a true experience of South African culture and food, this place is a must!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Diana M
Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

We came here with a very large group and were so remarkably impressed with the variety of foods – which accommodated all of our dietary restrictions. Every dish was VERY delicious… So much so, even our pickiest eaters went for seconds! Additionally there was some...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 672joanneg
Reviewed May 14, 2019

We visited with a group of school children and had an amazing meal. The food was fresh and delicious, with something for even the pickiest children! Sheila took wonderful care of us and spoke with passion to the children about her home and her country....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank davF1598UZ
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