Mama Africa Restaurant

Normal Price: R180 | What you get: starter, glass of house wine & wine tasting voucher

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!



  • 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


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.

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.

Lunch: Tuesday – Friday: 12:00 – 13:00

Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 18:30 – late

Dinner seating times: 18:30, 19:00, 19:30 and 18:00. Second seating: 21:00, 21:45

Closed Sunday, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

No lunch served on local public holidays

Booking essential

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


Mama Africa Restaurant, 178 Long Street, Cape Town, 8001

Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Filter by Categories
City Guides


Normal Price: R89 | (CityPass offer applicable from 11:30 – 17:00, daily)

Live it up on Beach Road in trendy Camps Bay and sample the local flavour at Hard Rock Cafe Cape Town. Serving up world-famous menu items like the Local Legendary® Burger all day, every day, you are guaranteed great food in a stunning beach-side setting. There’s no better place to unwind than Hard Rock Cafe, where you can sip hand-crafted drinks with famous Table Mountain and Lion’s Head Beach as the backdrop.
View More
Normal Price: R340 (2 pax) What you get: Beer Tasting Tray

Experience Beerhouse, and journey into Beer Land and the new Brew Food era. Known for their iconic “99 bottles” on the wall and over 25 taps serving the best local and international beer, Beerhouse has a brew for everyone. Not sure where to start? Don’t stress! Their beer library (menu) has a beer tasting compass, so you can navigate through various beer profiles, guided by our knowledgeable Navigators.
View More
Normal Price: R110 | What you get: Free wine tasting & bottle of Welmoed Wine

Enjoy the picturesque views of the Helderberg mountains whilst exploring our award-winning wines with a tasting and complementing charcuterie platters at our tasting room. Sit back and relax, glass in hand, by the fire, or outside soaking up the sun.
View More
Normal Price: R50 | What you get: Free Gin Tasting

As we continue to push the boundaries of concocting new and exciting gin recipes, we welcome you to come and taste our gin and open your taste buds to what the gin world has to offer.
View More
Normal Price: R150 | What you get: Free Premium Cocktail

Experience Cape Town's iconic beach bar and restaurant on Camps Bay beach - cocktails, great food, resident DJ and an mesmerising sunset over the ocean!
View More
What you get: 15% Discount

Here at the Greek Fisherman, we are proud of our roots, so expect traditional greek and Mediterranean dishes. But, we also believe in moving with the times, so we've added a modern twist to our otherwise classic menu.

View More