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Moyo Kirstenbosch

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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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Hours:
Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
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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  • 24
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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
Taste of South Africa

We were warned by locals not to come to the Botanical gardens on a weekend, thus the tour of the gardens as well as the service at Moyo was great during the week. The food and wine menu were more than adequate and included vegetarian options. The food was excellent in presentation, preparation and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were warned by locals not to come to the Botanical gardens on a weekend, thus the tour of the gardens as well as the service at Moyo was great during the week. The food and wine menu were more than adequate and included vegetarian options. The food was excellent in presentation, preparation and flavour. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

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1 Thank fmeffe
Brighton, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

13 of us for the buffet,great choice of starters,mains and deserts,our waitress Theresa was very efficient and polite and nothing to much trouble,after the buffet we all went for a walk around the gardens,came back and finished off with coffees,we will return next year.

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1 Thank peter_felsing1
Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enough said..... Bought a 1.5L bottle of water and two juices and came to more than R100.00. Pure daylight robbery!

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Thank LiLDre93
Westville, South Africa
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant, lovely food and great service in lovely surroundings. Will definitely visit again on our next trip.

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Thank Lynda H
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I booked our table of 8, I asked if we needed to have the buffet or if we could order from the menu, and was told we could choose on the day. When we got there we were told that the buffet was recommended as other items would be slow because the kitchen staff were preparing for lunch. We... More 

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Thank Candi888
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After strolling through the gardens we settled down at Moyo for a buffet breakfast of note. The staff are extremely friendly and very helpful. Food on offer was tasty and well prepared. The selection offered is endless and most certainly caters to every need. Thank you, we will be returning shortly for another wonderful meal!!

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2 Thank mcp19752014
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just had lunch at the moyo. We both had the steamed calamari with olives and broccoli and it really tasted like the African style. The manager asked all guests about the food and if we would need anything else to make sure all guests are fine.

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1 Thank Dominic J
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Possibly the prettiest surroundings for a restaurant that I've experienced, situated as it is at the foot of Table Mountain inside the Kirstenbosch National Park. I've read some complaints here on the forum about the service but we didn't have to wait long and had a very friendly and helpful waiter. Went for the Mopane worms (interesting and disturbingly crunchy),... More 

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1 Thank Lidji
Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had delicious morning tea consisting of scones and tea/coffee at the restaurant. The waitress was pleasant and her uniform unique - she wore a headband of pink ostrich feathers! Drum beating was heard in the distance at intervals and I caught a glimpse of some traditional African dancers dancing to the rhythm of the drums. Where we were sitting,... More 

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1 Thank Liesl W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moyo flair in full force at this location. Beautiful surroundings, big restaurant, original decor and very tasty food. Service was good - but "serious". Capetonians should seriously learn to smile 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: Delicatessen, African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?