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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%
Travellers talk about
“beef stew” (11 reviews)
“malva pudding” (12 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 Harlem Avenue | Langa, Cape Town Central 7455, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We combined a Township tour and an evening meal with Momma and we where blown away by the welcome we got on our arrival to her home which doubles as a Restaurant. Momma introduced herself and the band explained how the night would run and...More

Thank cjrach0803
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful time was had by all the family at Mzansi. Great atmosphere, lovely food, amazing band and even an on-site artist. Safe and secure in the Township. Fascinating to hear Mama’s story. Would highly recommend.

Thank Nellibert
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mzansi's was my first introduction to authentic South African food, and during my entire 7-week stay in the country, I couldn't find anything that even came close to comparing to it. Mzansi's atmosphere made me feel at home and the food was unfathomably delicious! I...More

Thank Cyndi O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best dining experiences I have had anywhere in the whole world. The food was excellent, the atmosphere top notch, and the vibe is perfect. Most importantly, this is an utterly unique experience and not only feeds your belly but your...More

Thank Aaron R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the out of the way location, the whole family loved our dining experience. It was a 15 minute Uber from central Capetown, but totally worth the ride. We were warmly greeted by Mama, the owner and chef. She sat us at a communal table,...More

Thank Marla D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mzansi’s is more than a restaurant. As food goes, Mzansi’s is the heart and soul of the Langa Township. Mzansi is authentic, has depth, meaning and soul.... and those traits are expressed through Mama’s (Nomonde’s) delightful food. Beef stew, creamed spinach, roasted potatoes, roasted chicken,...More

Thank Evan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough good things about this place. It was one of the highlights of our time in Cape Town. First off, it's in a sketchy neighborhood, but they do a good job of making it safe for the visitors, even meeting you outside...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best dinner during our stay in South Africa. On top of that, the setting, atmosphere and music were authentic and unique. Thanks again Mama!

Thank Okkieboon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, Nomonde's (the owner) speech is geared more towards tourists, and yes, it can get a bit long-winded if you are a repeat customer or a local. But that's really the only gripe I have. There's nothing tourist-y about the charm of the place, the...More

Thank allthatjazz73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was fantastic . Food, music, atmosphere ; super! We love MAMA. And I am still alive! 👌🏻✌️👌👍👍👍👍✌️👍👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿

Thank arnoldalbert
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19 August 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.
21 December 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
24 November 2017|
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Response from Henryrhoda | Reviewed this property |
No you should not just turn up, best to make an appointment
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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