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Mama Africa, Cape Town

178 Long Street
Cape Town Centre
Cape Town
South Africa 8001
Tel: 27 21 426 1017's insider take:

Mama Africa caters shamelessly to tourists, and many Capetonians look down their nose at it. Nonetheless, it's a lot of fun. The zany design includes a vast chandelier of broken Coke bottles and faux-mud walls. The bar is not your typical elbow parking lot: It's shaped like a snake. Friendly servers dish up vast portions of African food, such as hunter's stew with springbok, okra, and pumpkin. There is energetic live music most nights (jazz, marimba, African), sometimes enticing patrons to get up and dance—a great way to work off the delicious samosas.

Open Mondays through Saturdays 7 to 11 pm.

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