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Full-Day Cape Point & Cape Peninsula Sightseeing Tour from Cape Town
"This is a really fun way to see the Cape Peninsula! Vitalise your body and feed your mind with guided commentary fabulous scenic cycling and easy hiking. After picking you up from your accommodation you continue along the Atlantic Seaboard to Hout Bay harbour checking out the Twelve Apostles Mountains in the background. Your enthusiastic guide will let you in on the ""who's who"" of the Cape Peninsula while you travel the scenic route to Cape Point. an optional boat cruise to visit the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island comes highly recommended (Approximately R80.00). Otherwise browse around the harbour and check out the local crafts. Enjoy some cookies and juice and take in the breathtaking view energy boosting picnic lunch will be served at a lunch stop in the reserve. After a delicious picnic enjoy a leisurely stroll to the South-Western most point of Africa. The spectacular Cape Point Nature Reserve will put you on a natural high for """This Cape Peninsula full day tour includes a morning snack
From ZAR690.00
 
Full-Day Cape Peninsula Tour by Sidecar
"After collection from your Cape Town City/Waterfront hotel at 9.00am. You will receive a short safety briefing and your driver will assist you in suiting up in all of your safety gear for your adventure of a lifetime. After a few pre-ri your journey commences along the busy Atlantic seaboard past the expensive properties of Clifton & Bantry Bay and into Maidens Cove for a brief photo stop of the beautiful pristine Camps Bay beach. Re-board the bikes & cruise along the coastal road with the majestic 12 Apostles mountain range on through the bustling fishing village of Hout Bay and then head out onto the winding Chapmans Peak Drive stopping briefly at the lookout post for another photo opportunity of the picturesque Hout Bay harbour. Head over the crest of Chapmans through the country suburb of Noordhoek
From ZAR1,950.00
 
Cape Peninsula Tour from Cape Town
"Leave your Cape Town hotel by air-conditioned minibus and head south along the Cape Peninsula to Hout Bay – a coastal neighborhood that sits roughly halfway between Cape Town and Cape Point. Now popular as an upmarket seaside resort Hout Bay is a fishing village and has retained its friendly small-town appeal. Enjoy time at leisure here – perhaps exploring independently or visiting nearby Duiker Island (own expense) to see its colony of gorgeous Cape fur seals.Continue via Chapmans Peak to the southernmost edge of the Cape Peninsula you can explore on your own or perhaps visit one of the reserve’s cafes for lunch (own expense). Time permitting stroll down to Cape Point to see the actual tip of the peninsula where the Atlantic and Indian oceans collide.On the way back to Cape Town visit Simon’s Town on the False Bay Coast for a look around and head to Boulder’s Beach (entry at own expense) to see the town’s cute colony of African penguins. Return to your Cape Town hotel via the pretty towns of Fish Hoek and Muizenberg with""
From ZAR995.00

Mama Afrika Tips (10)

Mama Afrika: African vibe - Mama Afrika

Good place to go to experience African food, you can get local cape malay food such as bobotie or try food from surrounding african countries such as mozambique chicken livers or morrocan lamb. You can sample wild game as well kudu, springbok or crocodile.
They also have live african music and the occassional band

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jo104
Apr 27, 2015

Mama Africa: Awesome African

Where to start? The restaurant looks African, you can buy African art there and there's live African music playing during dinner (but you get billed for it - shame). The food is amazing and we got some free drinks because we had to wait, so that lifted our spirits!

Favorite Dish I had the mixed grill, which is expensive, but you get meat from crocodile, kudu, ostrich, springbok and sausage.

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didgeridorien
Dec 29, 2010

Mama Afrika: Terrific African Drumming with Coke Chandelier

Mama Afrika is a very busy restaurant in Cape Town, and well-known among tourists and locals alike, offering nice music and fulfilling that Cape experience. Thus, you have to make sure you have a reservation before going here...if you do have a guide, he or she may set you up.

After the new democracy of South Africa was established more than 10 years ago, they built this restaurant on Long Street which is at the very heart of the inner city of Cape Town.

The restaurant offers traditional African cuisine. Enjoy eating while you listen to tribal drumming and stare at its unusual 500-bottle Coca Cola chandelier.

If for anything, try to visit this restaurant just because of its history and close association with the new South African sentiments post-Apartheid.

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jumpingnorman
Feb 20, 2009

Mama Africa: African Experience

This place is one of the most popular restaurants in Cape Town, so it is recommended to reserve well in advance. Locals visit this restaurant, but it is more a tourist thing. What you get is exotic dishes in a nice atmosphere. Live music is often played at the restaurant, in that case a small charge will be added to your table. Food mostly consists of exotic meat like crocodile or kudu, but “normal” meat as well as vegetarian dishes are served too. If you are looking for a place to spend a nice evening, get a somewhat stereotypical african experience and eat things you have never eaten before, then that’s the right place. Mama Africa is mentioned in many guides as a kind of “must do” when in Cape Town and there’s no reason to disagree.

Favorite Dish I had kudu with a couple of vegetables and mealiepap. A mix of exotic meat and typical south african food.

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Jun 05, 2008
 
 
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Mama Afrika: Live music!

If you want to have the chance of eating some "african" food is one of the best places, you won't find something like this at the waterfront where all the restaurants are very european. The best thing at this place is that they usually have an African band playing at night with a lively atmosphere. The best way to live the place is by taxi, I wouldn't recomend you to walk for too long at night.

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Jontxu
Aug 23, 2006

Mama Afrika: Spring Bock, Ostrich and more

The Mama Africa is listed in every guide of Cape Town. Consequently there is a high percentage of tourists among the guests. It really is a nice place, though. The prices are a little bit too high.

Favorite Dish Spring Bock

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lobstop
Apr 25, 2004

Mama Afrika: Don't miss the Crocodile

I loved this place , they have exotic african food, great environment, and the bands play there are great, the last time i went there was a band called African Dream, they play traditional african music

Favorite Dish I tried the Crocodile and the Ostrich, both exquisit

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camilo74
Mar 09, 2004

Mama Africa: Loud and Tasty

This is a happening loud african restaurant that has a live african band drumming, singing, and a generally cool time....don't expect this to be a quiet evening !!!

Favorite Dish Any of the local dishes especially meat are always good, I'm a veggie so can't comment on the meaty stuff but all the dishes are hearty !!!

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southafrica
Jul 03, 2003

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Mama Afrika: Best african place in Cape Town

I really loved this place, we had a wonderful diner in this place, great athmosphere (maybe too crowded), and food.

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euzkadi
Nov 29, 2010

MAMA AFRICA: Feel the atmosphere

Every friday ans saturday there are life concerts in here, we saw Abakaya, a marimba band and the concert was great. The atmosphere in here is great, many young people in.

Favorite Dish Very african food.

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LarsLous
Mar 28, 2003

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  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday 18:30 to 00:00
  • Tuesday 12:30 to 15:00
    18:30 to 00:00
  • Wednesday 12:30 to 15:00
    18:30 to 00:00
  • Thursday 12:30 to 15:00
    18:30 to 00:00
  • Friday 12:30 to 15:00
    18:30 to 00:00
  • Saturday 18:30 to 00:00

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