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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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“beef stew” (10 reviews)
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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 yesterday

What an amazing cultural experience. Forget the basic tourist traps and treat yourself to an authentic African dinner, infused with a local jazz band and home cooking from Mamma. Delicious vegetable dishes, chicken,beef stew and a dessert to die for, Mamma is the real deal...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Best dining experience in town! Nomonde is an amazing host, such a kind-hearted woman. This added with the fun live music from a local Langa band and the delicious food makes for a perfect evening!

Thank Julian C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The typical african experience in the center of Langa is somehting I would advise to everybody! Delicious food, lovely host and cool music!

Thank Jeroen v
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great time. Family restaurant, nice atmosphere and great music. Takes about 20 min to get there from Cape Town center.

Thank Sagiv A
Reviewed 4 days ago

What an amazing experience. Don't believe everything negative that you are told about safety in the townships. What an amazing fun & vibrant community, with Mama herself , her staff, entertainers and not forgetting her husband looking after the cars. The homemade food was exquisite...More

Thank tobieallen
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a fulfilling and unique experience in the township of Langa with Nomendes and her hospitality! Mzansi is a true family home with all the warmth and hospitality of a visit with a close relative.... The food was fabulous, the stories captivating and the live...More

Thank MrMicr0ph0ne
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had an amazing experience at the restaurant. It felt like home and not a restaurant. The best thing of the night were to see how the paintings were made and Nomondes story about the restaurant. It was a very emotional story and so important to...More

Thank Jonna L
Reviewed 1 week ago

If the initial reaction of anybody you talk to about visiting this restaurant in a local Township is one of shock.... just ignore them!! Absolutely wonderful are the only words to describe this special place. Hardworking people with an interesting story on how the restaurant...More

Thank lisawhistler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"Don't go to a township after dark." That's a commonly used warning in South Africa. However, moving out of the comfort zone will take you to the most beautiful places. Mzansi in Langa is one of those places where you can experience the joy and...More

Thank Boris G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far the best meal I had in a month in And around South Africa. I went as a solo but got friendly with a group of young Brazilians and we hung out for the night. First off, I felt safe so let’s nip that...More

Thank fredmo605
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20 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
Anthony N
24 November 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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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