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99 Rhodes Drive | Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 762 9585
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09:00 - 23:00
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Fri 09:00 - 23:00
Sat - Thu 09:00 - 18:00
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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had lunch here in early March. It gave us what we wanted - quite a light lunch during our visit to the Garden. Decent range of food on offer and decent service. Entirely satisfactory but not for us a place to rave about..

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

Thank-you for your warm review, our team appreciates your valuable feedback! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Within the beautiful kitstenbosch gardens is a delectable gem - Moyo! My family and i had the Saturday buffet lunch. Chef Neil gave us a pleasant walk-through of the midday dishes, of which every dish was delicious. Awesome atmosphere, live relaxed music, our waiter was timeous yet not intrusive. The restaurant is well kept, elegant and comfortably elegantly decorated. And... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited Kirstenbosch today which we really enjoyed and then we went for lunch at Moyo restaurant. Service was by MacNeil (hope I spelt your name right) and he made our visit fun and enjoyable. Then the choice on the menu was WOW ! Such a great choice ! I had the chicken livers which were delicious with just the right... More 

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

Thank-you for your valuable review! Our friendly team are delighted to read about your enjoyable experience at our restaurant and look forward to hosting you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Western Cape, South Africa
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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Moyo is a real haven after a morning walking in the botanical gardens - tables under the trees, tables under umbrellas and a beautiful interior section to use when it is cold or rainy. Service was a bit lackluster with us having to wait a while for our orders to be taken and then having to wait a while for... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank-you for highlighting the excellent ostrich salad that has guaranteed us a return customer! We appreciate your valuable feedback and would love to hear more from you regarding your experience in our restaurant. Your insight will assist us improve the overall experience for all our guests and we would really appreciate an email to our general manager at... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kirstenbosch Moyo is by far my favourite of all. Set in the beauty of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the staff were friendly and helpful, offering menu suggestions and face paint (yes, even as adults we got our faces painted). We really enjoyed ourselves there and the portions are always more than generous in size. The price is higher, and... More 

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

Thank-you for highlighting great food and service you enjoyed at moyo Kirstenbosch! The moyo Family appreciate your valuable feedback and hope you visit us again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

lancashire
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at other Moyo Venues before, I dont think the Kirstenbosch Moyo`s is value for money, Two had the Hout Bay Fish & Chips and the other a Roast Chicken Sandwhich. the comments were "It was alright". Its very much a Tourist Trap with its prices. The setting is beautiful and the restaurant its self is light and... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank-you for highlighting the great setting of our restaurant! The moyo family appreciate your valuable review and always appreciate insight from a regular visitor. We look forward to seeing you at another moyo store soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not just is Kirstenbosch one of the most beautiful gardens in the world, the vibe is amazing! It's a place for all ages and it's relaxing just to walk around and get to know nature a little bit. Great outing!!

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

Thank-you for highlighting the beautiful gardens that surround moyo Kirstenbosch! The moyo family hope you visit again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

San Diego, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely light lunch, shared a scrumptious salad with typical South African appetizer. Both were fantastic. Wine was delicious. The only reason I gave it a Very Good as opposed to an excellent was due to the fact the dining room was unbearably hot, which tainted the experience a bit. Overall quality of food and service was excellent.

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

Thank-you for your valuable review! The moyo family appreciate your "scrumptious" feedback and hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Leiden, The Netherlands
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259 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moyo serves good food that is reasonably priced for the location. It has a menu that serves South African food - a refreshing change from so much of Cape Town that is European-based. On the day I visited, service was slow - I fear the order was lost for a while. Apologies were forthcoming and the food was worth the... More 

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

Thank-you for highlighting the great meal you enjoyed at moyo Kirstenbosch! The moyo family appreciate your valuable review and hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family wanted to do this so as to experience a wider range of foods. We booked for the Friday night experience (usually not open for evening trade). Neil showed us around and enthusiastically explained what each of the options was. Edith waited the table. The two of them were superb. The food was great too, with dishes I had not... More 

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

Thank-you for the warm review! The moyo family appreciate your detailed feedback and our friendly team looks forward to hosting you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$34
Cuisine
African, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
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?