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“Treetop Dining” 5 of 5 stars
Review of moyo Stellenbosch

moyo Stellenbosch
R310 Lynedoch Road, Spier, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 809 1133
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Cuisines: African
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: moyo Stellenbosch - just outside Cape Town, in the heart of the winelands and surrounded by the magnificent mountains, moyo Stellenbosch awaits you.In a magical setting amidst the ancient oaks and colonial splendour of the historical Spier Wine Farm, moyo offers a unique dining and retail experience that is elegantly African
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Treetop Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I've been in love with this restaurant since they opened more than 8 years ago... if you want to be part of the vibe, book a table in the main marquee area... otherwise, request a treetop table. Such a brilliant experience.

Visited November 2012
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AfricaStellenbosch, General Manager at moyo Stellenbosch, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thank you for your lovely remarks & review about moyo, Stellenbosch! We appreciate your support over the years and hope to share many more memorable occasions at moyo, Stellenbosch!
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Not as good as it used to be”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I've been to Moyo four times in the past five years, this time taking my husband on his first visit to South Africa. I was disappointed to see that it hasn't been well maintained, notable in things like dirty and stained cushions on the couches in the bar area and the poor state of the toilets. There is still the element of magic with treehouses, running water, tree laterns etc, but it doesn't look quite as good as a few years back. The service is definitely considerably worse than it used to be, we struggled to get the attention of the waitress throughout the evening and waited a good 30 minutes for the bill after finishing our coffees. The food also isn't quite what it used to be. While there is plenty to chose from in the buffet, the quality seems to have done down. The entertainment was still great and the atmosphere is energetic.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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seattle, wa
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Wanted to love it but food was blah, experience much the same”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We dined here Christmas Eve for something different with the kids while on holiday in South Africa. The buffet food was pretty awful. Very greasy and not that tasty. The entertainment was OK... live music, people in costumes, etc but nothing really special. It could have been very cool, but just OK. I'd skip it next time and have a better meal elsewhere.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Pretoria
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“Nice entertainement”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Entertainement was good for a saturday night real vibey. Food was not that great, average but I guess its catering for big amounts of people, was a buffey.

Visited January 2013
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Toronto
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
“Does not live up to all the hype”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Spent New Years Eve here with family and friends. While the ambience and atmosphere are unique and enjoyable, the food is not good at all. I would give this place a miss.

There are many spectacular restaurants in Stellenbosch and Franchoek

Visited December 2012
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