Mzansi Restaurant is an African Restaurant in Langa, situated 15 KM from the centre of Cape Town City. It is operated and owned by a local South African couple, Nomonde and Vukile Siyaka. Officially opened in 2008, Mzansi serves delicious traditional African meals and cuisine that showcase the country’s diverse cultures and tastes. It also offers a multiple cultural activities: customers can listen to the African Marimba band play-ing Indigenous, pop, and jazz music while learning the local dance. Nomonde also shares with all of her guests the powerful story behind the restau-rant and her family. Other activities are also available upon request, such as gumboot dancing, face painting, drum circles, and township tours.
The “Soweto of Cape Town,” Langa is Cape Town’s oldest township and was a centre of the Anti-Apartheid Movement. Strategically located between the city and Cape Town International Airport, Langa is a vibrant and growing communi-ty, home to TV actors Timmy Kwebulana and Thoko Ntshinga, and great musicians such as the Ngcukana brothers, Ncediwe Kwebulana, and Louis Moholo. Mzansi is located on the historic Harlem Street. The site is well-secured and in close proximity to the Langa Police Station. The restaurant focuses on social responsibility by aim-ing to uplift the standard of living in Langa through partnerships with a minimum of 8 various local service providers for food & entertainment.