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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 2 days ago

Simply he best eating experience. Nothing fancy, just a good home cooked meal in Langa township. Its very safe with the entire community benefitting from this initiative. Lov ed her story of how they got there and how it all began for her.

Thank Andycapp99
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family and I were looking for a good restaurant that served authentic South African food. At Mzansi, we got what we wished for and delightfully much more. Dinner at Mzansi means being lovingly welcomed by Mama Nomonde and her staff to her home, meeting...More

Thank habiad
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have never felt more welcome in a restaurant. The food was great and so was the music. The owner and her husband were the nicest hosts ever. I loved Mzansi!

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 1 week ago

One must go to Mzansi's! The food was terrific, service was excellent, and the atmosphere was inviting! The restaurant staff was so welcoming, so grateful, and so helpful. This is restaurant is a must-do, especially if you are visiting Cape Town. Furthermore, Langa is such...More

Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lady’s night out and went to have a fantastic supper at Mzansis. The food was absolutely delicious! There were 12 dishes on the buffet to chose from and everything tasted so good. Even though it is in a township we felt very...More

Thank Susanne L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, good atmosphere and interesting experience in a town ship. No worries you'll come back alive with a full belly.

Thank Stefano M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to dinner at Mzansi with a big group of friends and it was one of the best experiences I had during my two weeks in Cape Town. Don’t be deterred by the location, Mzansi is truly a gem. It feels like you’re eating an...More

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been in south africa for 5 months and have yet to find food that was as amazing as Mzansi's ! The food was so great I'd be coming back for more ! Such a respectable place who make their customers feel like guests within...More

Thank Shedika W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reviews for this are all true - this is exceptional, and a great alternative in such an accessible/touristy place like Cape Town. Mama is an amazing host, and will also warm your heart when she tells you her story - her motivation and enjoyment...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here tonight based on recommendations. We were more than pleased with the ‘feel at home’ vibes and delicious food. This is must stop for anyone in Cape Town, and we felt safe. Take an Uber to the restaurant from your...More

Thank Kimberly M
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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.
Anthony N
November 24, 2017|
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Response from Henryrhoda | Reviewed this property |
No you should not just turn up, best to make an appointment
Anthony N
November 24, 2017|
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Response from Nick R | Reviewed this property |
They cook for the number of guests they have booked I believe so It wouldn’t be my choice to just turn up. We got a very quick response when we emailed and they came across as very diligent in looking after people so that’s... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
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
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 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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