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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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Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place never fails to disappoint. Set in one of worlds most beautiful gardens it is an anachronism. We waited 20 mins to be acknowledged whilst the restaurant was still setting up. 20mins after the place should've opened we decided to walk to the other restaurant at the top gate. It was like chalk and cheese. Fr Thanks to Moyo... More 

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Thank Mark G
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at Moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable feedback. Offering top class service is a priority at moyo and we would really like to enage with you directly in order to learn from your experience at our Kirstenbosch store. Please could you find the time to drop our GM an email at kirstenbosch@moyo.com, so we can engage directly with you. This... More 

Belfast, Northern Ireland
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Kirstenbosch hungry after a couple of hours on Table Mountain. Our expectations of finding anywhere nice to eat were low as this is very much on the tourist trail, however, we were delighted to come across Moyo. Sitting outside on a beautiful winter's day (a really good summer's day back in Belfast), looking out at the most... More 

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5 Thank supercritical
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at Moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Thank-you for the warm feedback! The moyo Family hopes you visit again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visiting a Moyo restaurant. Was expecting more. Went for breakfast and had the breakfast buffet. Food was average overall. Their scones are delicious however.

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Thank lizzy552
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at Moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Thank-you for mentioning our delicious scones! The moyo Team appreciate your feedback and hope you visit again soon. Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa
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144 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Moyo! It is a true reflection of South African culture, tradition and food. The best possible addition to the spectacular Kirstenbosch Gardens. The service is great and the dishes are unlike anything you will experience anywhere in SA.

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3 Thank Sandra B
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at Moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Thank-you for the five star review! The moyo family appreciates your feedback and hopes you visit again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Sydney
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150 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here on two occasions. We ate outside because the weather was mild and had views out over the gardens with the mountain as a backdrop - can't get much better. The service was prompt, polite and checked in a couple of times to see how we were going. The wine list is extensive and the food choices... More 

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4 Thank Turkey_Baster
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at Moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

The moyo Family appreciates your warm review! Thank-you for visiting us frequently, we hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Morning I have brought many international clients for lunch to Moyo. I also had my daughters Birthday party at Moyo. However, yesterday was the first time we received five star service. The food was excellent and the service was phenomenal!!! Patricia was an excellent hostess and I commend all your staff who was on duty yesterday. Kuda the waiter... More 

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4 Thank Nafeesa V
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at Moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Thank-you for highlighting the excellent service provided by our Team! We look forward to to serving you for another 5 Star Meal soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Durban
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The positives: a nice roaring fire, and set in Kirstenbosch Gardens under the backdrop of Table Mountain. But this don’t come cheap. You are already having to pay to get into the gardens, then it’s R99 (which excludes coffee, teas, juices) for a buffet breakfast, which at exactly 11am is cleared away. The spread was adequate, but nothing outstanding—the usual... More 

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2 Thank NautieZA
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at Moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank-you for highlighting the friendly and enthusiastic service provided by our team! The moyo Family appreciates your feedback as we are constantly looking to improve the experience provided to our customers. Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Munich, Germany
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting the Botanical Garden, we ate at Moyo. Why 3 good points out of 5? 2,5/5 SERVICE Not very friendly, but o.k. One order got lost and he would have needed a deodorant. 4/5 ATMOSPHERE and FACILITIES The Kirstenbosch Garden is beautiful. As the restaurant is set in it, this does help the atmosphere in the restaurant as well.... More 

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2 Thank ShutUpAndDance
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at Moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Thank-you for your valuable review! We are pleased that you enjoyed our Kirstenbosch setting and will ensure the front of house team take action on your feedback. Warm Regards, Team moyo More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely pricey enough to only be considered for special occasions or visitors. We took our kids and they loved the special attention they got. The face painting is so fun and their ice cream for dessert is a treat. The rest of the buffet left a lot to be desired (no boerewors or steak??) I'd still recommend it.

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4 Thank Lynne R
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at Moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Thank-you for reviewing your great experience at moyo Kirstenbsoch! Your recommendation is noted and we will pass this on to our Chef for consideration ;-) Warm regards, Team moyo. More 

Clayton, North Carolina
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the different selection of food and drinks here. The atmosphere was great and the food was good! The waiter was helpful.

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3 Thank leslie h
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at Moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Thank-you for the 5 star feedback! The moyo Team appreciates your valuable input and hopes to see you soon! Warm regards, Team moyo. More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$6 - $34
Cuisine
African
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
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
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
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?