Mama Africa Restaurant

A pure South African experience with unique dishes and a live band playing every evening, Mama Africa is a place not to miss in bustling Long Street, the true heart of Cape Town!

Mama Africa Restaurant Highlights

  • Great Selection of South African meals
  • Don’t miss the mixed grill of kudu, ostrich, crocodile, springbok and venison
  • Located in vibrant Long Street, in the heart of Cape Town
  • Live band every evening

About Mama Africa Resturant

Mama Africa Restaurant was established in 1995 as a celebration of South Africa’s new democracy and of the vibrant diversity and hospitality of the African continent. Since opening, Mama has served as an oasis for tourists and locals alike to meet, eat, drink and interact in a warm and welcoming environment. The kitchen is well-known for serving hearty and uniquely South African meals, including unmissable mixed grill of crocodile, ostrich, springbok, kudu and venison. Enjoyed alongside the in-house band that plays a lively mix of traditional and modern music, Mama Africa serves as the ideal spot to enjoy a meal then linger on with new-found friends. At Mama’s, the philosophy is that guests should leave with a full tummy and a happy heart.


Mama Africa Restaurant calls busting Long Street it’s home, a fitting place in the heart of Cape Town for this vibrant venue. The décor is an eye-popping variety of colour and texture, and the walls are full of murals and artwork that perfectly reflects the unique African culture. Since opening, Mama has served as a meeting place for tourists and locals, with many regularly visiting to enjoy the live nightly music.

City Pass offering

Pass holders receive a complimentary starter comprising of either soup or traditional vegetable samosas, and a glass of house wine or 500ml of bottled water. Additionally, pass holders receive a wine tasting voucher for Thelema Wine Estate valued at R100.

  • Booking essential
  • Lunch: Tuesday – Friday: 12:00 – 13:00
  • Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 18:30 – late
  • Dinner seating times: 18:30, 19:00, 19:30 and Late. Second seating: 21:00, 21:45
  • No lunch served on local public holidays

Phone: +27 (0)21 424 8634 / +27 (0)21 426 1017

Mama Africa

Advice for visitors

At Mama Africa, the portions are quite big so do be sure to come hungry. One of the restaurant’s signature dishes is the Mama’s Game Grill, featuring five different meats, all cooked to perfection and getting rave reviews. If there is still space for dessert, give the vetkoek and sweetcorn bread a try.

Did you know

Mama Africa offers a vibrant and authentic African experience that is made all the more magical through music. At 20:00 every evening, a live Marimba band takes to the stage and rocks the restaurant with great skill until late in the night.

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