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Moyo

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, South Africa
+27 21 762 9585
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 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
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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 

Africa
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Recommended. This restaurant is reachable only if you pay the 50 rand fee and go inside the KIrstenbosch National Botanical Gardens just off of Rhodes Drive in the Newlands area of Cape Town. The ambiance and layout of the restaurant is very good. Clearly, this place was built for large numbers of guests in the high season. The food is... More 

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

Dear Tom Thank you for letting us know about your experience at our restaurant. It is our highest priority to provide our guests with an exceptional moyo dining experience. We value all our guests feedback, comments good or bad makes us stronger and we really happy to hear you had a positive experience. Thank you again for taking the time... More 

Mullingar, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Delicious traditional african dishes or western dishes with an african touch. Excellent service. In the beautiful Kirstenbosch gardens. What more can I say.

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

Dear Jajg52 This type of thoughtful feedback is extremely helpful and important to us in delivering the highest levels of quality and service to our valuable customers. We thank you for your patronage and hope to see you again in the near future. You may contact us at kirstenbosch@moyo.com when you do pass our way again. This will give us... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

After a wonderful trip around the gardens, my daughter (on a visit from New Zealand) and I visited Moyo on the recommendation that the cheese and spring onion samoosas just had to be sampled - we arrived early, but the manager very kindly arranged for them to be specially prepared for us - oh my ...... they were delicious!!!! Being... More 

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

Dear Lesley Thank you for your positive feedback. It is our goal daily to ensure that our guests have a positive and great moyo experience. We really appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again on your next visit. If you visit moyo Kirstenbosch again, please mail me at Kirstenbosch@moyo.com the next time you visit us so that... More 

UK
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Moyo is only available if you are already in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens but if you are visiting the gardens and feel peckish it is definitely the place to eat. I would steer clear of the other cafe which is very full and has far less atmosphere and head to Moyo. We were in a bit of a rush and explained... More 

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

Dear Richard Wow! thank you for the positive feedback. We really appreciate comments like these. While compliments are always appreciated, we also hope that you would tell us if we ever disappoint you. If you visit moyo Kirstenbosch again, please mail me at kirstenbosch@moyo.com the next time you visit us so that we may thank you personally. Thank you again... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Service was great. They wash your hands as a gesture upon arrival. Food is African and menu includes a broad selection of interesting meals. Much better than what you would expect from a restaurant inside a Botanical garden. Inside and outside seating available.

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

Dear Christian It is always a great pleasure to get such positive feedback. It is our goal to ensure our guests have a wonderful meal and a marvellous time at our restaurant and it is extremely encouraging for someone to tell us. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us. It really means a lot... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is a nice place to have a meal while you are in the gardens, I have been a couple of times and enjoyed both visits. The outlook is absolutely superb like other reviewers have said. The food is good for the price and the menu has a nice authentic African accent. I wouldn't necessarily make a special visit just... More 

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

Dear Alexandra Thank you for the positive feed back. This type of thoughtful feedback is extremely helpful and important to us in delivering the highest levels of quality and service to our valuable customers. We sincerely appreciate your business and thank you again for taking the time in sharing your moyo experience with us. If you ever visit moyo again... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Mayo is set in the middle of the beautiful gardens of Kirstenbosch and it is a lovely looking restaurant with views to die for. The service was extremely good if a little intrusive. I don't want face painting over lunch - I'm not eight. The food is a poor runner up to the location and like much of what is... More 

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

Dear A We want you to know that we value your comments and will take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that incidences such as this do not happen again in the future. In the restaurant business our reputation and success is built one meal at a time and your continued patronage is very important to us. The face paint,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?