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Moyo

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, South Africa
+27 21 762 9585
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Ranked #14 of 14 Restaurants in Newlands
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Cuisines: African, Family Fare
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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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, South Africa
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Rainy wet day in Cape Town today with the Mountain behind Kirstenbosch ghostly beneath the the clouds. Situated as it is inside Kirstenbosch Gardens Moya is a big restaurant designed to cater for tour groups and other visitors to the Gardens . The Gardens are only open during the day so presumably most visitors just want a simple light lunch... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Last Sunday - 22 June - I took 4 special guests to Moyo to spoil them with some Moyo magic! I have dined at Spier Moyo twice and loved it, as well as Kirstenbosch a year ago... and expected to be able to share what I think is a special dining experience. Well, I have to say how disappointed I... More

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MoyoAdmin, Manager at Moyo, responded to this review

Dear Arlene Thank you for your feedback. Since your visit in June, we have undergone major changes as a restaurant and as a group. As the moyo chain of restaurants are now operated by a new management company, we have been able to initiate new training procedures, appoint new front of house management, and we will also be launching a... More

Western Cape
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a meal here on a cold winter Saturday afternoon: there was no log fire going. The nigerian prawn and peanut soup had no prawns in it (it tasted of peanuts though so half there). The ostrich fillet (asked for medium) was a dried out piece of leather with three slices of rainbow pepper as for vegetables. The lamb... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

When we arrived we were professionally greeted and seated where we desired. The restaurant was extremely busy and there was a short delay in getting the menu, but thereafter the service was prompt, efficient and polite. There were a number of roaming managers who periodically asked if we were happy. We had light meals which were of excellent quality and... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

As the top restaurant in Kirstenbosch Gardens was under renovation, a group of 5 of us decided to try Moyo. Our drinks were served, and after placing our order, we waited.... and waited. Each time we asked where the food was, we were told it would be out in 2 minutes. After an hour, on calling the manageress, she informed... More

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Cape Town
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

An okay dining experience. Went for lunch after a walk around the Gardens, which are impressive, as usual. The welcome to the restaurant is warm and one is seated promptly. Nice touch is that they bring a of warm water to your table to wash your hands. The menu is fairly comprehensive with plenty of choices plus they had a... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The restaurant is located in one of the most beautiful scenery in Cape Town. When the first restaurant opened over 10 years ago, owners changed frequently, and services and quality slowly decreased. Now the Moyo restaurant group runs the restaurant. But the concept does not work here and is too pricy for the food they offer.

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Nivelles, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I had the salad with chicken (see photo). The greens were fresh, with avocado, tangerine and grilled peanuts. The chicken was grilled in advance but fresh and juicy. The dressing was nice and not overdosed - they gave me a small saucer with additional dressing to customize it to taste. Service was friendly and price totally decent (95 rands for... More

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Bellville, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly staff, had the prego roll with chips, wife had the salad with biltong extra which looked average and had some strange (not good) dressing, kids had chicken strips. Nice play area for the kids though if you are able to sit outside with them.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

After a long wait my rather sweet soup arrived - cold. My husband ordered calamari done in an African sauce. Sweet floppy and smelled a bit like fishing bait. Perhaps we ordered the wrong things especially since we don't really like sweet food. But the prices are high and I find the manor in which the staff hang out at... More

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