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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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Michigan
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch on the patio overlooking the beautiful gardens. We were not interested in the buffet so can't comment about on it. The a la carte menu was varied and offered very tempting options. I had the avocado open faced sandwich. It came with a small salad. It was much larger than anticipated and could easily be shared. It... More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Moyo's has really improved since it first introduced an African Chic theme to fine dining. Now it has a sophisticated and imaginative menu and combined with the really personal, warm service, plus the ambience of Kirstenbosch, it made for a very special experience.

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2 Thank Lytotes
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Thank-you for your 5 star review! The moyo moyo Family looks forward to hosting you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had breakfast at Moyo. right in the Kirstenbosch gardens. beautiful view of gardens and what a lovely experience. Good food and at a discounted price!!

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2 Thank ruiterlz
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Thank-you for your warm review! The moyo Team look forward to hosting you on another Tuesday soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Western Cape, South Africa
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It took a group of American Tourists for lunch at The Moyo restaurant in Kirstenbosch and they enjoyed their meal thoroughly. This restaurant is set in the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The service was a bit slow , but the food was good and the tourists experienced an authentic African way of cooking which was well prepared and tasty. The... More 

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1 Thank Brenda D
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Thank-you for highlighting the meal enjoyed by your tour group! Th moyo family appreciate the mention of our friendly staff and hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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281 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been a few months previously for an a la carte light lunch after a walk in the beautiful botanical gardens of Kirstenbosch & enjoyed the food & sitting outside with a wonderful view. However, the return visit to the Buffet was a disaster as the food was bland, uninspired & overcooked & the whole "African experience" was a... More 

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Thank bella c
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for highlighting the great setting and friendly service at our venue. Our management team would sincerely like to follow up on your experience at our restaurant. We would really appreciate you contacting our General Manager at kirstenbosch@moyo.com who would like to engage with you directly. We appreciate your valuable feedback and look forward to hearing from... More 

Saint-Nazaire, France
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent half a day to wandering here and there in that wonderful Garden, then the Moyo restaurant welcomed us as a real Heaven, gentle, warm, peaceful...the flame danced in the fireplace, nice waiter (Nathan BEKETE), gorgeous and delightful dishes (House Salad Avocado, Ostrich Salad, Seared Calamari and Zimbabwean Smoor), reasonable price...what else to ask? I recommend warmly!

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2 Thank paulhieu57
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Thank-you for your detailed review! The moyo Family appreciate your 5 star review and hope you visit us again soon1 Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Doha, Qatar
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having had a fantastic experience at another Moyo, I was keen for my English guest to experience the same. I was bitterly disappointed with the lacklustre service and average food. The face painting (which I had to ask for ) was done without a word or a smile and seemed to be an effort. The venue and Kirstenbosch was stunning... More 

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Thank Nicola M
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for highlighting the great setting of our venue. Our management team would sincerely like to follow up on your experience at our restaurant. We would really appreciate you contacting our General Manager at kirstenbosch@moyo.com who would like to engage with you directly. We appreciate your valuable feedback and look forward to hearing from you soon. Warm... More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely day here in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, hundreds and hundreds of beautiful flowers, shrubs, herbs, trees and the Boomslang Bridge, different and lovely views up high... Booked to go to Moyo, African restaurant for buffet lunch - food was 1st class, what a choice from Oxtail Soup to salads, samoosas, curries , prawns, roast lamb & more. Service excellent and... More 

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2 Thank Selbourne
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Thank-you for highlighting the 1st class food at our Kirstenbosch store! Our team appreciate your 5 star feedback and hope to see you soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Cape Town South Africa
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch on Woman's Day, a public holiday, and they kindly accommodated us at the last minute in spite of being fairly busy. We're regulars there for coffee, but haven't eaten there more than once or twice. To be frank it's never yet proven to be a gastronomic sensation, but it has such a lovely outlook that we... More 

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Thank Jaybru
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for highlighting our great venue and the super service provided by our team! Our management team would sincerely like to follow up on your experience at our restaurant. Food quality at moyo is top priority and we would really appreciate you contacting our General Manager at kirstenbosch@moyo.com who would like to engage with you directly. We... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Moyo at Kirstenbosch today expecting the same sort of vibe, good food and service that we had experienced at the many other Moyo chain restaurants that we had been to before. Thinking as regular visitors, who normally picnic at Kirstenbosch, it would be a nice change to spoil the kids with a restaurant lunch, as it was a... More 

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Thank Nicole F
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank-you for your open feedback. The moyo Team takes this very seriously and would like to contact you directly about your experience. We would really appreciate it if you could contact our general manager via email at the following email address: nikki@moyo.com. We will ensure that your feedback is acted on and look forward to resolving this with... 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?