Moyo (Kirstenbosch)

Moyo (Kirstenbosch)
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  • Phone Number 021 762 9585
  • Location Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town
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  • Opening Hours

    Monday 11am to 6pm; Tuesday 9am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 6pm; Thursday 11am to 6pm Fridays 11am to 11pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm

R130 avg main meal
Bar scene, Groups, Special occasions
African, Buffet, Light meals, Modern, Moroccan, South African, Vegetarian
Amex, Mastercard, Visa

Critic's review

Graham Howe

This is a popular breakfast and lunch spot with tasty versions of all the classics, from meaty “kraal” grills to peri peri prawns and Senegalese linefish. If you’re there over the weekend, you can either do a la carte or go the whole hog and do the legendary buffet - an authentic pan-African feast of traditional dishes which take your tastebuds travelling from North, West and East Africa to the South. The starters tempt with exotic fare like Somalian butternut cakes, croc tail pies and fried mopane worms.

There’s something for everyone and every pocket, with an extensive menu. From Moroccan tagines, Karoo lamb and Berbere venison potjies to really good burgers, bobotie and bunny chow. Lighter appetites will enjoy the hearty African sandwiches which are full of spicy flavour and stuffed with unusual fillings, from tasty harissa-rubbed chicken to Moroccan lamb - served in a wrap, panini or on homemade pumpkin bread. Vegetarians will find a good choice of salads, soups, sandwiches and the excellent three-bean potjie. Moyo remains an essential tourist experience - don’t miss delicious sides like pap, samp ‘n beans and African spinach - and a popular venue for locals visiting the gardens.

Good selection of beer, affordable wine by carafe and bottle, signature African-flavoured tiki cocktails and martinis.

Warm and attentive servers are dressed in bright ethnic costumes, as are the musicians and singers.

Bright and airy on the terrace, Moyo is family friendly, right down to a special kid’s menu and African trademark face-painting for the little and big kids.

Enjoy the great-value breakfast buffet (R99 pp) then take a post-meal stroll around the magnificent Kirstenbosch Gardens.

(September 2016)

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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Beer served
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Fireplace
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Live entertainment
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • StreetSmart affliated
  • Vegetarian
  • WiFi

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