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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
  • 36
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 16
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Grossly overpriced, detraction for Kirstenbosch!

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Stan K
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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 

Boksburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

always book in advance for this place cause its ever packed not good place during the day but come at night you will be amazed how this place shines and dinner dishes are great

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

Dearest african c We greatly appreciate your patronage and review. Please come back and visit us again soon. Kind regards, The moyo team More 

Ceres
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If you are a foreign visitor to Cape Town and want to experience classy African food, Moyo is your safest bet. With a huge menu featuring many great African dishes, they will certainly not disappoint

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

Dearest Reint G Thank you for your great review, we truly appreciate it. We hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, The moyo team More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Hidden away inside Kirstenbosch botanical gardens. Excellent location. Staff very attentive & the manager seen to checking constantly. Good choice and value for money,, with specialities from around Africa. The South African kudu bobotie is very tasty. Happily, they are also open after 6pm, as there is a night entrance at gate 1 when the gardens are closed. We have... More 

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

Dear teibaz Thank you for your kind reveiw, and for coming to visit us. Will pass your compliments along to the team. Please do come back again. Kind regards, The moyo team More 

Knysna, South Africa
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Having spent some time in this magnificent ,must-see attraction for overseas and local tourists we headed to the restaurant for lunch, fully expecting a world class meal in the world class environment we were in. The service was excellent, the setting sublime and the food mediocre. We ordered an oxtail pasta mix,mussels in a cream sauce, lamb curry and a... More 

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

Dear Dr Derek K We are disappointed to hear that the food did not match the standard of the service. I have notified the management of your review, and promise that we will keep working to get it right. Please do give us another chance. Kind regards, The moyo team More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Lovely setting at Zoo Lake, African vibe to the design and setting, as well as the menu. The Durban curry was excellent, as well as the venison sausages.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good food, good music and dance! Few different locations, from central Waterfront to Kirstenbosch Gardens and Blouberg beach feel Allow yourself to have you face painted, enjoy the music and the dancing!

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Additional Information about Moyo Kirstenbosch

Address: 99 Rhodes Drive | Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Newlands 7700, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 762 9585
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 34
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen, African

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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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