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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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145 reviews 145 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had a wonderful lunch at the Moyo Kirstenbosch location. They had just changed their menu two days before, and what delicious food! My sandwich and drink were both delicious, and we had good service.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I took my 2 lady friends to lunch at Moyo in Kirstenbosch Gardens and was sadly disappointed at the appallingly bad service we received. After we received menus - and this took time - we were simply ignored completely. It clearly wasn't personal, because I saw at least five other tables in a similar position, and a gentleman at the... More

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MoyoAdmin, Director of Sales at Moyo, responded to this review

Dear Caroline We regret your terrible experience and would appreciate it if you could contact us directly. Please get in touch by mailing us Kirstenbosch@moyo.com More

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This restaurant has the most magnificent views of the gardens (spring flowers, Fernwood buttress side of Table Mountain); tried their new menu - ostrich mince on vetkoek ( a traditional dish) - very generous portions, served with colourful African style skewers.... returned for Sunday breakfast - very good value, ranging from the Moyogo to the tagine. Friendly efficient service. Will... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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