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Top African Restaurants in Cape Town

Looking for a fine African dining experience?

BY Julia QA

Mar 21, 2022, 06:04 PM

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Cape Town is home to some of the finest restaurants in the country, but it’s not always easy to find restaurants that will not only satisfy your African food cravings but also give you a full African experience. Here’s a list of some of the greatest African restaurants in Cape Town. 

GOLD Restaurant 
If you’re looking for an authentic African experience, this is where you’ll find it. The restaurant boasts about so much more than just an African restaurant. Dining at the restaurant comes with entertainment including praise singing to welcome you, Mali puppetry, and dancing to the rhythms of the marimba percussion and djembe drums. Feel the heartbeat of Africa with their pre-dinner interactive djembe drumming session every evening at 18:30. 
“The team at our Cape Town restaurant contributes with their favourite African recipes. Hailing from all over the African content, they provide the ambiance, warmth and knowledgeable service for which we are well known.”
Jordan ways of Cooking
Situated at the heart of Cape Town’s oldest township, Langa, this is one of the greatest restaurants in Cape Town serving gourmet food and lifestyle. The founder, is a Johannesburg-born chef, Ntlalo Jordan who has always passion for food. He’s well-traveled and has brought his best, to the township. The menu ranges from burgers, lamb shank, beef stews to mogodu and imileqwa. They also serve meat platters and the most popular one is the one compromising of beef, lamb, chicken, boerewors, chakalaka and a side of your choice. The atmosphere, the vibe, the music and the people all form part of the great experience. 

This is the result of a 60-day road trip in Drakensburg Mountain. The owner featured on the “Cook in Africa” reality show. On this road trip, they had to gather naturally grown vegetables and fruits to prepare their meals. 
“It was then that I cooked a soup and called it Mofire soup. The name “mo” – is short for more + “fire” put together give More-Fire a phrase used to express delight or satisfaction.”  

Their food has been inspired by nature. They have organic food, game meat and wild fruits and vegetables.

Marco’s African Place
This is a 220 seater, fully licensed restaurant and bar situated at the heart of Bo-Kaap. Guests can expect live entertainment from different bands every night. This is a popular venue for both local and international patrons who follow exquisite African Cuisine and African Music.

Moyo Kirstenbosch
Inspired by the traditions and values of our ancestors, moyo is a celebration of, and commitment to, the beauty of Africa, and the industry of her people. “Our famously warm hospitality and modern African ambience make the moyo experience an unforgettable one. The menu introduces café-style breakfasts and lunch with an African spin for quick on-the-go meals. 
“A special menu for children broadens the appeal to the entire family. The extensive cocktail and wine list offer options that can be perfectly paired with any moyo meal or simply enjoyed on their own.”