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Moyo

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99 Rhodes Drive | Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 762 9585
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Acclaimed as one of the great botanical gardens of the world, this...
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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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Face painting

After visiting the Kirstenbosch gardens we decided to stop by for something light Moyo's. The service was friendly, the face painting draw a lot of attention but the food was a bit disappointing. they were not busy. We had the bunny chow but definitely not as we remember it, i think this was an... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
GMocke
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NY
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121 reviews 121 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Lovely setting at Zoo Lake, African vibe to the design and setting, as well as the menu. The Durban curry was excellent, as well as the venison sausages.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Good food, good music and dance! Few different locations, from central Waterfront to Kirstenbosch Gardens and Blouberg beach feel Allow yourself to have you face painted, enjoy the music and the dancing!

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Durban, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Moyo Kirstenbosch gives other Moyo venues a run for their money! The staff were attentive, the location is superb and the food exceptional! Worth a visit even if you don't plan to go into the gardens themselves.

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Peterborough
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46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

After visiting Kirstenbosch Gardens we fancied a cup of tea and a piece of cake before we caught the next tour bus. We were shown to a table and after about 5 minutes nobody had been to take our order so I went to ask the lady at the front gate if anybody was coming, she said they would be,... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I really liked the place. It was very busy as it was the Easter weekend but the staff coped perfectly. I had my first

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Cape Town, South Africa
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The venue and setting is stunning and thats where it stops. We where welcomed with a smile at the entrance and that was the last smile we saw. I ordered the ostrich nachos, nothing nachos about this dish. a soggy mess. The prego roll was just ok. not for me.

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Boston
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87 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It was very pleasant sitting outside under an umbrella, the food was good and the service was great, My only disappointment was that the melktert had run out.,

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

After visiting the Kirstenbosch gardens we decided to stop by for something light Moyo's. The service was friendly, the face painting draw a lot of attention but the food was a bit disappointing. they were not busy. We had the bunny chow but definitely not as we remember it, i think this was an "European version" ? The Atmosphere is... More 

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MoyoAdmin, Guest Relations Manager at Moyo, responded to this review

Dear Gmocke I want to sincerely apologize for the unacceptable meal you were served at our restaurant. Providing our guests with high quality, delicious food and service is one of our highest priorities. I am very sorry that your meal did not live up to the level of quality that you as our guests have come to expect from our... More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

What a wonderful place to eat lunch surrounded by the most spectacular scenery. We have been to Kirstenbosch a few times before but have never eaten here. We arrived for a late lunch so we managed to get a table in the front under an umbrella with wonderful views Our sandwiches were all extremely tasty and very well presented. As... More 

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MoyoAdmin, Guest Relations Manager at Moyo, responded to this review

Dear Eatoutgirl Thank you for your positive feedback. We glad to hear that you had a great moyo experience for the fist time visiting moyo. We hope to see you again when visiting Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens. While compliments are always appreciated, we also hope that you would tell us if we ever disappoint you. If you visit moyo Kirstenbosch again,... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We were part of a national conference and the gala dinner was held at Moyo's. There was no service at our table - we had to prompt a waitress several times to take our drink's order. One would have thought that it would get better after that but it got worse. There was a set menu and the dishes arrived... More 

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MoyoAdmin, Guest Relations Manager at Moyo, responded to this review

Dear Kobie Marie We want to sincerely apologise for the unpleasant service related incident you had at our restaurant. Your comments are most concerning, but we want thank you for bringing this to our attention. It is our highest priority to provide our guests with an exceptional dining experience, and clearly we failed to deliver this to your table. In... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 99 Rhodes Drive | Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Newlands 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
  • Phone Number: +27 21 762 9585

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Family Fare

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.
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

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