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The Leading Pan-African cuisine restaurant in

Cape Town!


SINCE 1995

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 an unmissable mixed grill of Crocodile, Ostrich, Eland, Kudu, and Zebra. Enjoyed alongside the in-house band that plays a lively mix of traditional and modern music, Mama Africa is the ideal spot to enjoy a meal and then linger with new-found friends.

Our Mission and Values

Our restaurant embodies a commitment to:

  • Cultural Authenticity: Celebrate Africa's diverse culinary traditions with dishes that honor authentic flavors and techniques from each region.

  • Community Engagement: Supporting the local African community through ingredient sourcing and involvement in cultural events.

  • Hospitality and Warmth: Creating a welcoming atmosphere that reflects the traditional African spirit of hospitality.

  • Education and Awareness: Educating customers about Africa's culinary heritage and fostering an appreciation for its rich cultural significance through menu descriptions and staff knowledge.

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Community Involvement

At Mama Africa 

At Mama Africa, our commitment extends beyond just serving delicious food. We strive to engage with and uplift the local African community actively. Whether sourcing ingredients from nearby farmers and suppliers or participating in cultural events and initiatives, we aim to foster a sense of belonging and support within our community.

Mama Africa's walls proudly showcase artwork by talented local artists, embodying our steadfast dedication to uplifting and promoting the local creative community. During your visit, if you come across a piece that resonates with you, please don't hesitate to inquire for more details. Your support contributes to the thriving arts scene in our community.

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Where to Find Us

178 Long street

Cape town, South Africa 

Mon - Fri: 12pm - 2am
​​Saturday: 12 pm
 - 2 am
​Sunday: 12 pm
 - 2 am

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