moyo Zoo Lake

moyo Zoo Lake is a tranquil retreat from the urban hustle and bustle of Joburg. By day moyo offers a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere; as the African sun sets, cocktails on the deck and fabulous live music set the tone for an extraordinary evening of fine-dining and soulful vibes. moyo magic gives new meaning to children’s parties and workshops.

Monday: 08h00 – 22h00

Tuesday: 08h00 – 22h00

Wednesday: 08h00 – 22h00

Thursday: 08h00 – 22h00

Friday: 08h00 – 23h00

Saturday: 08h00 – 23h00

Sunday: 08h00 – 22h00

Breakfast buffet – Sat, Sun & public holidays 08h30 – 11h00

Lunch buffet – Sat, Sun & public holidays 12h00 – 16h00


Only breakfast menu items will be served until 11:30 daily

moyo GO
R 35

The quickie - egg, toast, 2 rashes of bacon and grilled dukkah tomato

The fruit start
R 55

Sweet pancake, with fruit compote, plain Bulgarian yoghurt, moyo muesli and honey

Zoo Lake omelette
R 65

3 egg omelette with your choice of 2 fillings: tomato, grated cheddar, carmelised onion, grilled mushrooms or bacon, served with toasted pumpkin or seeded bread

Eggs benedict
R 69

2 poached eggs served on “roosterkoek” with rocket and springbok carpaccio, topped with a verjuice hollandaise

The full moyo
R 85

2 eggs, toast, grilled dukkah tomato, 2 rashes of bacon, boerewors, potato rosti, thyme and garlic mushrooms

Impilo Breakfast
R 85

Fresh avocado slices, served with crispy streaky bacon and dukkah cream cheese, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, tabasco and fresh ground black pepper, topped with a poached egg

Add breakfast extras

Egg - R 12
Tomato - R 12
Grated cheddar - R 15
Grilled mushrooms -R 15
Bacon - R 18
Potato rosti - R 18
Boerewors - R 21
Avocado (when ripe) - R 35

African Deluxe Sandwiches

Our decadent sandwiches are prepared with your choice of a cumin flavoured wrap, homemade seeded bread or pumpkin bread and accompanied with hand cut chips

Simple vegetarian
R 95

Feta, cream cheese, avocado, lettuce, peppadews, marinated tomato and a chickpea chilli spread

Harissa chicken breast sandwich
R 105

Grilled chicken breast with browned onions and harissa flavoured mayonnaise

Crumbed chicken and chakalaka
R 105

Crumbed chicken breast with lettuce, avocado, sliced cheddar and chakalaka (on the side)

Spicy prego steak sandwich
R 115

Best served on pumpkin bread
125gr Beef sirloin marinated with bay leaf, peppercorns, garlic, olive oil, chilli and served with caramelised onion, fresh lettuce and tomato

moyo Open Sandwiches

Crushed avo
R 95

Crushed avocado on toasted seeded bread with sliced tomato and dukkah cream cheese, drizzled with olive oil and tabasco

Light meals

Lentil curry Wrap (V)
R 69

A toasted butter brushed cumin wrap, filled with a Malay style assorted lentil and sugar bean curry, served with sambals, carrot salad and raita.

South Coast fish cakes
R 79

Homemade fish cakes, crumbed and deep fried, served with chermoula mayonnaise and crunchy coleslaw

Sowetan wings
R 89

4 Grilled chicken wings basted with your choice of BBQ or Peri Peri, presented with hand cut chips

Fish Hoek fish and chips
R 98

Presented traditionally on paper, jumbo hake in crisp batter, with hand cut chips, lemon wedges and harissa mayonnaise

Ushaka lamb bunny chow
R 105

Delicious Durban style lamb curry in home baked bunny chow bread, served with carrot salad and raita

Lamb shank linguine
R 129

Moroccan slow braised lamb shank, deboned and splashed with cream, finished with parmesan, rocket and roasted cherry tomatoes

Maize crumbed shrimp
R 149

Maize and panko crumbed, deep fried shrimp, tossed in a sweet harissa mayonnaise and served with hand cut chips


Freshly prepared burgers, all served on a pumpkin bread roll with hand cut chips

moyo burger
R 95

Homemade 150gr smashed beef patty perfectly grilled, served with fresh tomato and lettuce

Dukkah delight
R 120

Homemade 150gr smashed beef patty seasoned with dukkah spice and perfectly grilled, served with cream cheese, bacon, fresh lettuce, tomato and parmesan cheese

Mama’s inkukhu burger
R 120

Panko crumbed chicken breast served with harissa mayonnaise, avocado, onion rings and fresh tomato

Add burger extras

Egg - R12
Cheddar cheese - R 15
Bacon - R18
Avocado (when ripe) - R 35


House salad
R 79

Baby spinach leaves, butter lettuce, cucumber, chickpeas, marinated red onion, roasted pumpkin cubes, vine tomatoes, string beans, melba toast and toasted pumpkin seeds, with a mustard and herb dressing

Egyptian vegetarian salad
R 89

Marinated olives, Cucumber, Cherry tomato with cumin dressing, feta, mutabbal (brinjal dip) tabbouleh, chilli spiked hummus, served with pita bread

Limpopo chicken salad
R 115

Honey glazed sesame grilled chicken, rocket, mixed greens, tomato, feta, spicy nuts and strawberries, dressed with mustard and herb dressing

Oudtshoorn ostrich salad
R 120

Marinated ostrich slivers, cubed feta, peppers, avocado, cucumber, nut crackle, and baby spinach leaves with a honey and mustard dressing

Add salad extras

Olives - R25
Feta - R25
Harissa chicken - R29
Avocado (when ripe) - R35
Biltong - R45


Bread platter
R 49

Crisp Moroccan and Tunisian flat bread drizzled with dukka olive oil and served with a chickpea and chilli dip

Fried mopane worms
R 55

Butter sautéed mopane, served in a traditional tomato gravy

Free State sweet potato soup (v)
R 55

Creamy sweet potato soup, served with sweet potato crisps and pumkin bread roll

Chef Ru’s red pepper soup (v)
R 59

A sweet, creamy red pepper soup drizzled with yoghurt and served with garlic rubbed pumpkin bruschetta

Peri peri chicken livers bunny chow
R 62

Pan-fried chicken livers in a spicy East African peri peri sauce, presented in homemade bunny chow bread rolls

Moyo samoosas
R 62

3 deep fried triangular pastry pockets presented with homemade chutney
Mild curried beef mince | Cheese and spring onion (v)

Chermoula meat balls
R 60

Beef meatballs prepared in a North African blend of coriander, cinnamon, cumin, garlic, ginger, currants and tomato, served with a side of pap

Crocodile tail pies
R 69

Diced crocodile tail in a creamy mustard filling, baked in puff pastry and presented with a pineapple and orange salsa, and a rocket and red onion salad

Springbok carpaccio
R 78

Thinly sliced cured springbok loin served with an avocado, caper & celery salsa, parmesan shavings, pickled mushrooms and micro herbs

West coast mussels
R 85

Half shelled black mussels steamed in a white wine, cream and garlic sauce

Calamari dovi
R 85

Seared calamari caramelised in molasses, mint and harissa sauce, sprinkled with groundnut

Kraal grill & Communal kraal mixed grill

All our meat is carefully selected and certified to ensure the best quality experience

Kraal Grill

Our grills are accompanied by either a side of your choice OR African spinach and nhopi dovi. Enjoy your meat either coated in rich dark basting, seasoned with dukkah salt or grilled plain to your taste

300gr Rump - R 149
300gr Sirloin - R 149
300gr Lamb chops - R 179
250gr Fillet - R 185
300gr Ostrich fillet - R 185
500gr T-bone - R 195
500gr Rump - R 195

Communal kraal mixed grill
R 599

Feeds 4
Basted, spiced or grilled plain. The communal grill must be enjoyed with good company and great wine, the moyo way. 300gr Sirloin, 400gr Boerewors, 400gr Lamb chops and 300gr Ostrich fillet with African spinach, nhopi dovi and your choice of 2 sides

Seafood platter
R 789

To share - subject to availability
Mozambique peri peri prawns, Senegalese line fish, mussels steamed in a white wine, cream and garlic sauce, grilled crayfish and calamari dovi, with Moroccan rice, hand cut chips, creamy lemon butter and peri peri sauce

Sides & Sauces

R 35

Pap – maize meal cooked soft
Hand cut chips – double fried with the skin on and seasoned
Samp – cracked white maize, cooked soft with a splash of cream
Moroccan rice – white rice cooked with rosemary
Nhopi dovi – Zimbabwean style pumpkin and peanut purée
African spinach – braised with sweet potato, onion and cumin
Mealies – yellow corn on the cob, sliced and spiced with peri peri
Seasonal vegetables - sautéed in a pan with butter
Side salad - a side portion of our house salad
Potato gallet – layers of thinly sliced potato baked in cream and herbs
Mashed potatoes – smooth, creamy smashed potato, with fried chives
Dombolo side – traditional steamed dumplings

R 30

Madagascan green peppercorn
Dukkah mushroom
Mozambican creamy peri peri
Creamy roasted garlic

Tagines & potjies

Preparation styles of North, East and South Africa, cooked and served in cast iron pots with your choice of couscous, Moroccan rice, pap, samp or dombolo

3 Bean curry potjie
R 99

Sugar beans, black eyed beans and red kidney beans, slow cooked in a rich tomato base gravy, spiked with Malay masala

Zucchini, brinjal And mushroom smoor
R 99

Moroccan inspired slow cooked vegetable stew of zucchini, brinjal and mushrooms, with toasted flaked almonds, grilled peppers and chickpeas

Spicy North African Chicken tagine
R 149

Chicken, braised with pearl onions, ginger, garlic and coriander and cumin seed, in a rich chicken stock, with butternut and cinnamon stick, finished with honey and fresh coriander

Beef dombolo
R 149

Beef braised in a rich beef stock with onions, carrots and tomato, served with traditional dumplings

Klein Karoo venison potjie
R 155

Venison slow cooked in a sweet, dark beer jus with baby onions, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes

Lamb and chickpea tagine
R 175

Karoo lamb slow cooked with tagine spice in tomato, peach, ginger and coriander sauce

Durban lamb curry
R 175

Cubed lamb on the bone, prepared in a perfect blend of masala and whole spices, served with poppadum, sambals, carrot salad and raita

Oxtail Amos
R 179

Our famous oxtail braised with butterbeans and carrots in red wine beef jus

moyo meals

Maputo peri peri chicken
R 159

Made famous in Maputo – flamed spatchcock chicken in peri peri, with hand cut chips

Seared calamari
R 165

Seared calamari sautéed with olives, broccoli and garlic, drizzled with lemony harissa butter and served with Moroccan rice

Nyama na kumba
R 169

200gr basted beef sirloin skewered with prawns, grilled to perfections and served with a lemon harissa sauce, sautéed seasonal vegetables and hand cut chips

Prawn and chicken curry
R 175

Fragrant creamy curry with tones of traditional spices and coconut served with Moroccan rice and poppadums

Nigerian meat kebabs
R 179

Beef rump, chicken breast and ostrich fillet skewered, perfectly grilled and basted with sticky suya basting, served with corn fritters and tomato salsa

Senegalese line fish
R 179

Fresh line fish grilled and topped with a creamy coconut, mango and bell pepper base sauce, infused with ground nut and ginger and topped with sliced olives, served with nhopi dovi, African spinach and couscous OR Moroccan rice

Berbere venison loin
R 182

Grilled cubes of venison loin, presented on a hanging skewer and seared with mealies, hand cut chips and Madagascan green peppercorn sauce

Moroccan slow braised lamb shank
R 199

Lamb shank, slow cooked in rich spiced gravy, with sautéed seasonal vegetables and mashed potato OR couscous

moyo flamed fillet
R 199

Aged fillet filled with mushroom, spinach and mozzarella, on herb potato galette with creamy Madagascan green peppercorn and peppadew sauce

Mozambique peri peri prawns
R 299

Prawns in a homemade peri peri sauce, served with Moroccan rice OR hand cut chips

Kids menu

**only for Children under 12 years**

Meatball linguine
R 52

Savoury beef meatballs in light tomato sauce, with soft linguine

Chubby chicken sliders
R 52

2 mini chicken burgers, with a light honey mustard mayonnaise and chips

Chicken bites
R 52

3 double crumbed chicken strips, served with mayonnaise, tomato sauce and chips

Mini South Coast fish cakes
R 52

Served with chips and tomato sauce

Toasted cheese and tomato
R 52

Served with hand cut chips

moyo kids combo
R 69

Any kids meal + kids milkshake/soda + moyo Kids activity pack

Kid’s ice cream
R 18

A scoop of Vanilla ice cream with shaved chocolate


Amarula ice cream
R 50

Vanilla ice cream with a shot of Amarula and shaved chocolate

Mama’s sago crumble
R 50

Creamy cinnamon sago, topped with a buttery crumble, baked and served with vanilla ice-cream and a custard shot

Rooibos tea crème brûlée
R 60

Rooibos infused baked custard, served with pineapple, orange and chilli salsa

Peppermint crisp cheesecake
R 69

Creamy, rich fridge cheesecake served with butterscotch and chocolate drizzle

Cape malva pudding
R 69

Flambéed with brandy and served with custard, creamy vanilla ice cream and ground pistachio nuts

Decadent Chocolate Brownies
R 69

moyo's cross between a cake and a cookie, with walnuts, drizzled with custard and chocolate sauce, served with vanilla ice-cream



Captain Njano – R 62
Spiced Gold rum blended with fresh pineapple, coconut extracts, fresh lemon and mango juice

Kijani Skyy – R 65
SKYY Infusions vanilla vodka shaken with cucumber extracts, fresh lime and pineapple juice

Cherri Gin Smash – R 69
Tanqueray gin shaken with morello cherry extracts, fresh rosemary and lime

African Sunset – R 70
Spiced Gold rum and peach schnapps muddled with fresh strawberries, mixed berry puree and fresh limes. Served tall, capped with crushed ice and finished with a fresh orange float

Spiced Mango Lemonade – R 70
Smirnoff Triple Distilled vodka mixed with mango puree, Sicilian lemon mix, fresh oranges and rosemary, finished with ginger ale

Highveld Storm – R 70
Bacardi Carta Negra rum shaken with tiki spice extracts, fresh limes and aromatic bitters.Served tall and charged with stoney.

Garden Route Rum Cup – R 79
Bacardi 8 Anos rum and sweet vermouth stirred with sundried orange and aromatic bitters. Served tall with seasonal fruit and charged with ginger ale and Coca-Cola.

Kilimanjaro – R 89
Tanqueray gin shaken with passion fruit puree, fresh limes and mint. Served tall over ice and charged with Score premium energy drink with guarana.

Tropical Tiki – R 89
Bacardi rum shaken with peach schnapps, fresh mint, tiki spiced syrup, passion fruit puree, fresh lime, orange and pineapple juice. Finished off with a float of Captain Morgan dark rum

Double Black Berry Blaze – R 95
Tall, dark and frozen. Smirnoff Triple Distilled vodka and Double Black with guarana, blended with blueberry puree and fresh limes

Classic-e moyo

Cosmopolitan – R 59
Smirnoff Triple Distilled vodka shaken with triple sec, fresh lime and cranberry juice, garnished with a citrus twist

Pina Colada – R 65
An island classic. Bacardi rum blended with coconut extracts and fresh pineapple

Classic Mamarita – R 69
The traditional fusion of el Jimador blanco tequila with triple sec and freshly squeezed lime juice. Served shaken or frozen

Long Island Iced Tea – R 69
Four white spirits shaken with triple sec and freshly squeezed lemon. Served long and charged with coke

Strawberry Daiquiri – R 72
Bacardi rum blended with wild strawberry extracts, fresh lime and sultry strawberry juice, served frozen

Mojito – R 75
Made with the freshest limes, quartered and muddled gently with mint, pure cane sugar and Bacardi rum. Stirred with crushed ice and topped with a splash of soda water

moyo (1L) Jugs

Berry Boma – R 160
Red wine and wild berry puree mixed with fresh fruit and orange juice, topped with lemonade

Passion of the Serengeti – R 160
Rosé wine mixed with granadilla puree, fresh orange and lemon, topped with crisp cranberry juice

Makulu Aperol – R 169
The classic Aperol Spritz built with Cinzano Prosecco, Club Soda and fresh orange. Served over ice

moyo-tails (non-alcoholic)

Virgin Colada – R 48
Fresh pineapple blended with coconut milk extracts and lemon

Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri – R 48
Wild strawberry puree, fresh lime and sultry strawberry juice, served frozen

Virgin Njano – R 48
Sun-ripened mango puree, fresh lime and mango juice, served frozen

Berry Citrus Twist – R 48
Orange curacao extracts shaken with fresh lime and sultry strawberry juice, layered over orange juice

No-jito – R 55
Made with the freshest limes, quartered and muddled gently with mint and pure cane sugar. Stirred with crushed ice and topped with a splash of soda water


House Wine

Brampton Sauvignon Blanc - Bottle R 185 | 250ml Carafe R 60
Brampton Chardonnay Unoaked - Bottle R 185 | 250ml Carafe R 60
Brampton Rose - Bottle R 175 |250ml Carafe R 60
Brampton Pinotage - Bottle R 220 | 250ml Carafe R 69
Brampton Shiraz - Bottle R 220 | 250ml Carafe R 69
Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon - Bottle R 220 | 250ml Carafe R 69


Nederburg - R 149 | *Carafe R 59
Beyerskloof Pinotage Dry - R 195

Sauvignon Blanc

Darling Cellars Bush Vine - R 155
Bon Courage The Gooseberry Bush - R 170
L’Avenir Far & Near - R 199
Cape Point Cape Town - R 299 | 250ml R 99

White Blends

Wolftrap White - R 160
Nederburg Lyric - R 149 | *Carafe R 60
Flagstone “Noon Gun” - R 160
Groot Constantia - R 275

Chardonnay Wooded

Durbanville Hills - R 175
Glen Carlou - R 320 | * Carafe R 125
Rustenberg - R 485 | * Carafe R 185

Chardonnay Unwooded

Glenelly Glass Collection - R 195
Warwick First Lady (unoaked) - R 245 | *Carafe R 99

Chenin Blanc

Mulderbosch - R 195 | *Carafe R 69
Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection - R 285

Pinot Noir

Creation - R 535 | *Carafe R 199
Meerlust - R 745

Cabernet Sauvignon

Ernie Els “Big Easy” - R 210 | *Carafe R 89
Warwick “First Lady” - R 255
Meinert - R 415 | *Carafe R 160


Barista - R 220
Simonsig - R 265 | *Carafe R 89
Diemersdal Reserve - R 430


Robertson - R 185
Landskroon - R 210 | *Carafe R 75
The Stellenbosch Reserve - R 345


Fat Bastard - R 299 | *Carafe R 110
La Motte - R 399

Red Blends

The Wolftrap Red - R 160
Nederburg Barone - R 180 | *Carafe R 80
Edgebaston Pepper Pot - R 245 | *Carafe R 95
Spice Route Chakalaka - R 499

Champagne & Methode Cap Classique


Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV – R 1200 | Glass R 299
Deliciously rich and creamy with biscuit, walnut and fruit on the palate

Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial – R 1350
A burst of exotic fruits, with the roundness of stone fruits and a slight hint of vanilla

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label – R 1350
Delicious with notes of berries and brioche

Methode Cap Classique

Krone Borealis Cuvee Brut MCC – R 289 | Glass R 89
Elegant blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Krone Night Nectar – R 299 | Glass R 99
Charmingly drinkable, generous, with a satisfying touch of sweetness

Pierre Jourdan Cuvee Belle Rose – R 299
Freshness and finesse with delicious fruit that lingers in the mouth

Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut – R 299
Chardonnay / Pinot Noir blend. Crisp and refreshing

Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Demi Sec – R 299
Lovely spring blossoms and ripe summer fruit with hints of caramelised baked apple on the nose follows through to a rich sensual sweetness on the taste.

at moyo, we are about celebrating…

Celebrating the big and the small, the personal and the public, but mostly we’re about celebrating about you and what matters to you. Whether small and intimate or large and extravagant, your event at moyo will be unique as we infuse it with authentic African style and ambience.

We have created menu offerings to meet all your eventing needs and have a team of celebrations specialists ready to assist you in making your event unforgettable.

We Host

Conferences | Weddings | Cocktail events | Tour groups | Birthdays | Family gatherings | Corporate events and meetings | Year ends | Baby showers | Matric farewells

Contact our functions team

Menus and Packages

A la CarteCommunal Feasts | BuffetsCanapés | Conference Packages | Year End


  • A la carte for groups of 10 or less.
  • Communal feast menus for groups of 11 and more.
  • Buffet and canapé menus only by prior arrangement.

Maximum seating:

  • 800 guests
  • Additional seating is possible but subject to an additional surcharge

Quick Facts

Distance from OR Tambo International:  45 minutes by car (traffic dependent)

Opening times: 365 days of the year

Sittings: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Breakfast: 09h00  – 11h00

Lunch: 12h00 – 17h00

Dinner: 18h00 – 23h00


Included services: Live entertainment, face painting and hand washing ceremonies.

Area    Cocktail Banquet no dance floor Banquet with dance floor Restaurant std set up
Upper deck   60 n/a n/a  
Lower deck   60 n/a n/a  
Amanzi lower   60 60 n/a  
Amanzi with staircase   80 80 n/a  
Ntima   200 170 150  
Ntima + ½ deck   200 220 190
Full inside Ntima
Full deck
400 350 300  
Lapa   60 60 n/a 60
Garden level 1+2 n/a 85 n/a 142
Garden level 3   n/a 160 n/a 170
Garden level 4   n/a 50 n/a 60
Garden level 5   n/a 70 n/a 100
Full outside   1000 500 n/a  
Full venue   1500 830 800  

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