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Moyo Kirstenbosch

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Sandwiches, Delicatessen, African
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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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Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best place for scones!

Thought this would be a great restaurant but very unorganized.Went there for Woman's day Breakfast. The breakfast needs improvement. Scramble eggs should never stand so long that its mushy. Some of the plates were dirty as well as the cutlery. The chairs have sharp edges so take a blanket to put... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
J W
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Western Cape South Africa
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The buffet lunch was nothing short of spectacular. The staff were pleasant and courteous. The only thing I wasn't too happy about is that one has to pay the entry fee for the gardens as well even if you are only intending to visit the restaurant. Had I known that we would have arrived earlier before our lunch reservation and... More 

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Lovemoyo, Front Office Manager at Moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Dearest DeidreSm Thank you for your kind review and visit to our store. Will talk to the team at the store to ensure that they communicate the entrance fee more clearly when bookings are made. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The moyo team More 

Johannesburg
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I like the Moyo group and was very pleased to find one in the Kirstenbosh gardens. It was very quiet the day we visited for lunch. The service was great and the face painting they do is always a lovely touch. The setting is wonderful and the bathrooms are superb. I had a perfect beef sirloin served with chive mash... More 

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Lovemoyo, Public Relations Manager at Moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Dearest NatashaDawson We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your moyo Kirstenbosch experience. Thank you for your review. Please do come back and visit us again soon. Kind regards, The moyo team More 

London
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Moyo is by now a ubiquitous chain of upmarket "African" eateries to be found all over SA, but is also consistently good and stylish. After a walk around exquisite Kirstenbosch it was nice to sit in the sun outside their branch of Moyo and be served by a smiling waitress, have our hands washed in rose water, and to then... More 

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Lovemoyo, Public Relations Manager at Moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Dearest RobJP Thank you so very much for your lovely recommendation, and visit to our store. We sincerely hope that you will be back to visit us again soon. Kind regards, The moyo team More 

Western Cape South Africa
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Thought this would be a great restaurant but very unorganized.Went there for Woman's day Breakfast. The breakfast needs improvement. Scramble eggs should never stand so long that its mushy. Some of the plates were dirty as well as the cutlery. The chairs have sharp edges so take a blanket to put over the back part. Mushrooms was watery and tasteless.... More 

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Lovemoyo, Public Relations Manager at Moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Dearest J W We are very dissapointed to hear about your moyo experience and can assure you that this is by no means the standard to which we aspire. We will address your feedback with the staff at the store and get them to address the listed issues. We sincerely hope that you will give us another chance. Kind regards,... More 

Northwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We arrived at the Botanical Gardens after a day touring the cape peninsular in search of a meal. The restaurant stays open past the Gardens closing time but does shut for a period from about 5-6pm. We arrived about 5:20 on a Weds which was their fixed dish (Tagine) night. They were very accommodating and the chef started early so... More 

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Lovemoyo, Public Relations Manager at Moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Dearest Andrew N Thank you for your visit to the store and kind review, we appreciate both. We hope to have you back again soon. Kind regards, The moyo team More 

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

There are several eating places in the Kirstenbosch Gardens including cafes. We had a nice lunch in the Moyo. We sat outside under trees for shade. There is also a large indoor seating area. Thre was a good choice & the food was reasonably priced. RMR UK

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Lovemoyo, Public Relations Manager at Moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Dearest Ridoutrm Thank you so much for your visit and positive review. Please do come back and visit us soon. Kind regards, The moyo team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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175 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My word this was an expensive outing, I kept asking myself why Kirstenbosch opted for Moyo. It is really sad and adds nothing to the Kirstenbosch experience. In fact its a World Class error for a World Class heritage site. The other facilities are so good, why did this happen!!? The food was mediocre but the pricing left me with... More 

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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I bought the groupon for a buffet breakfast and entrance to the gardens. Great options for the breakfast and beautiful restaurant especially the fire place. The gardens are very beautiful and we really enjoyed walking on the boomslang. Great activity for families and couples :)

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Lovemoyo, Public Relations Manager at Moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Dearest Nicole C Thank you for your visit and kind reveiw, we greatly appreciate both. Please do come back and visit us again soon. Kind regards, The moyo team More 

Cape Town
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I dislike writing negative reviews, but Kirstenbosch is visited by thousands of people, and so visitors should know what to expect. We had a breakfast buffet at Moyo in Kirstenbosch two days ago. The restaurant did not have orange juice. They did not serve toast with breakfast. We ordered coffee and it came halfway through the meal. There was a... More 

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Lovemoyo, Public Relations Manager at Moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Dearest Sandra J We thank you for coming to visit the store and for taking your time to write the review. We are however disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy the buffet. If you would be willing, please could you send us your contact information to info@moyo.com , the GM would like to chat to you regarding your... More 

Letterkenny, Ireland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

They are situated near the entrance to the botanical gardens and have an excellent view of the gardens. Very cosy with a big fireplace for winter.

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Lovemoyo, Public Relations Manager at Moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Dearest Anri H We are so grateful that you took the time to visit us at both stores, and to review each. Thank you for this. Kind regards, The moyo team 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

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 34
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen, African

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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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