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45 Harlem Avenue | Langa, Cape Town Central 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 Central 7455, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Home made delicious food, small restaurant situated in a township. Life music. Share your food and the history of the place with the owner and cooker Mama! Safe to get there by taxi. Wifi available to order a taxi back to the city. Credit card...More

Thank Hector C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience. Mama invites you into her home and provides fantastic food and entertainment. Do not listen to any nonsense about this not being safe due to being in the township. It is perfectly safe, you will be very well looked after....More

Thank wilki101
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Mama we loved spending the evening in your home, eating your food, listening to your stories and to local music. This is a meal like no other. First of all the food is authentic, plentiful and delicious. Do not be put off by the fact...More

Thank michwilko
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it all! Mama is inspirational and an evening spent with her is pure joy. Highly recommended as a unique Cape Town experience.

Thank valduband
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and warm host. Loved everything about it. A real experience! Food really good, Mama provides insights into the township life. Music is great and everything is done with passion and dedication. Thanks for a great evening!

Thank Maps814979
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had learned through Trip Advisor that Mzansi was #1 in all of Cape Town...so had to try it. We had some worries about it being in a sketchy area, but carefully read some of the reviews saying it is safe and not to worry....More

Thank Meander696889
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the best time at Mzansi‘s! The food is cooked with love and very delicious, the band is just amazing and Mamma tells you the story of her family and how the restaurant became what it is today; she makes you feel welcome, at...More

Thank Anne T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in for a true authentic SA family dining experience, you would not want to miss Mzansi. This is not a business but an opened home which welcomes everyone. The food is homemade traditional SA dishes, served in a buffet style. With the...More

Thank Jasmine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is more than a restaurant, it is an experience never to be forgotten. We were welcomed with open arms by Nomonde and her family and made to feel at home. Before our meal we wandered into the back room and chatted with a local...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

"You have to risk it to get the biscuit" Is the way i would describe tripadvisor's best restaurant of the city. It is only a short Uber ride to the Langa township, where you will be greeted with live music, open arms and the mouthwatering...More

Thank George S
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September 9, 2018|
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Response from Frank M | Reviewed this property |
you are going to a restaurant full of love and interaction, i am sure you can survive couple of hours to be social with other people"just saying". ;)
August 18, 2018|
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Response from 8080riviera | Reviewed this property |
We called the restaurant for this info. The owner was very helpful. There is only one seating. And you need to arrive on time to get the benefit of the evening’s entertainment.
December 20, 2017|
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Response from Erica G | Reviewed this property |
I called her and ended up getting someone that is how I confirmed my reservation. There was a couple who showed up at dinner without reservations and they created a small take for them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 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
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Harlem Avenue | Langa, Cape Town Central 7455, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • 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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