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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, South Africa
+27 21 762 9585
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Ranked #13 of 13 Restaurants in Newlands
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: African, Family Fare
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Acclaimed as one of the great botanical gardens of the world, this breath-taking backdrop of nature is now part of the warm, friendly and relaxed moyo African charm - beautiful vistas, Afro entertainment and cuisine composed of the best of African produce. Moyo Kirstenbosch is nestled inside Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens situated at the foot of one of the 7 wonders of the world. There is an entrance fee to visit the majestic garden.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

The worst dining experience ever! Food is so bad its inedible. I could not even recognise the ingredients, ok, except for the salad, which still had wet lettuce leaves. Service? I'm not sure one could even call it that. I spent the evening fighting to hold onto my drink. The waiter was determined to clear ALL the glasses - full... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

An overseas guest, visiting Cape Town for the first time, had her card details cloned at Moyo in Kirstenbosch. The bank managed to pinpoint the exact location of where this happened and has refunded her the 1000 Pounds that had been fraudulently withdrawn. Be alert and mindful when paying with your card - never let it out of your sight!

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Brighton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Just a warning to all visitors to Kirstenbosch, I had my card details stolen, card number and PIN, at Moyo restaurant in Kirstenbosch gardens. The waiter brought the card machine to the table and I used my card to pay for my items. On the first attempt, the transaction didn't work. the waiter made an excuse saying sometimes this happened... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We decided to have lunch at kirstenbosch gardens during our visit of the grounds. i had a beefsteak sandwich, my girlfriend the peri peri chicken, and both were excellent. Service was good, but not out of the ordinary, although with seats on the terrace that didn’t bother us at all. all in all a nice lunch experience!

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Windhoek, Namibia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

After a wonderful walk in the botanical garden we went to Moyo for lunch. Unfortunately it was a windy day and we got a shady seat outside (didn't want to sit inside). The staff very friendly and motivated. Quick service. Sandwiches were delicious and made with love. With the atmosphere in the garden it was the perfect end of this... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Oxtail Amos was what I went to discover at Moyo Restaurant, Kirstenbosch. It came in an iron pot and the aroma invited the taste buds to enjoy the delicious contents. It was the climax to the experience of the garden setting on a brilliant day with the decorated African staff smiling us into the sophisticated setting which gave an African... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A great setting in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is perfectly completed with excellent food and fantastic staff. Highly recommended.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We ate twice at Moyo restaurant in the grounds of kirstenbosh as it was quite simply one of the best experiences we had in SA. We went the first time during our visit to the gardens and then the second time simply to eat there again. We had to pay entry to the garden which costs R50 to go to... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The walk in the gardens is soul restoring and always magnificent even rainy cold times of year. I find the service always friendly and helpful even if the restaurant suffers stock issues (wine and desert fished 3.30 pm today) - ostrich was was very good as always even though small portion of neck poitjie (meaning small pot) On the Gardens,... More 

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Cape Town
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28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Beautiful weather, botanical garden splendour, great food all a big tick at Moyo for us yesterday despite a very busy Sunday lunch service. The menu offers some genuine SA flavours, all quite reasonably priced, in this fantastic setting. We decided to skip the buffet and go a la carte, and all had an enjoyable meal. The steak was good, the... More 

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Additional Information about Moyo

Address: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 762 9585
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: African, Family Fare

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