#SABloggersCafe Moyo Zoo Lake Meet Up

When and Where???

It was a discussion for so long but we just couldn’t get that perfect date! Until it all turned out that we were going to another event, the Jozi Meet up and jumped in at the opportunity to use the date for our SA Bloggers Cafe meet up. It was perfect because so many members could make it.

After we got our schedule from Heather for the Jozi Meet up, we got down to business in planning. The lovely Jacqui from One Messy Mama put the whole event together in no time. I mean, she is a pro! She organised the entire SA Mommy Blogger Awards in just a couple of months. I am sure this was a breeze.

She organised us going to Moyo Zoo Lake and it was just incredible.

Moyo Zoo Lake

From the moment we arrived we were treated like tribal loyalty. When you get together with a bunch of ladies who you now call your friends, you want it to be perfect. The setting has to be right for the right atmosphere and vibe. Everything was perfect.

It all started with a hand washing ceremony which was so awesome. They served us their Winter Set Menu which will be available from May, 14th. It was a feast to say the least. You can choose if you want to go for the 2 Course Menu at R189.00. per person without drinks or the 3 Course Menu at R229.00 per person without drinks.  The food was so much, we could hardly keep up.



We were served with the Moyo bread platter which included crisp Moroccan flat bread drizzled with Olive oil and dukka spice and Tunisian flat bread with chickpea and chilli dip.

My personal favorite was the soup. For me this is not of the norm… I don’t like soup but this just worked for me. Their Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Soup. It was so good, I am going to make it my mission this winter to find a recipe and make this at home.

We were also served with:

  • Angolan Beef Bone Marrow Trinchado
  • Camarao Croquettes
  • Tunisian Wings.

Everything so perfectly prepared, everything so devine that even when you don’t have any more space left, you go for more.


For the main meal we went to the bufet. Such a beautiful African setting. The vibe is unbelievable and food just so overwhelming good looking.

By this time we were all relatively full but I had to have some of the Currie as it’s my absolute favorite, and it met all my expectations.

You will find the following on the Moyo Winter Set Menu (Main):

  • 4 African Lamb Chops
  • Seafood Samp Paella Potjie
  • West African Schnitzel
  • Whole Roasted Kuzi Aubergine

We ate so much and everything was so delicious, I can’t remember what we had and what I tasted. I just know everything was so perfect and cooked to perfection.


A Little bit more about Moyo Zoo Lake

They are open 365 days of the year. You can make your booking on-line and they are open from 8am to 11pm, every day. Maximum seating is 500 guests. They provide live entertainment, African face painting and hand washing ceremonies.

Moyo Zoo Lake is in Park View, Johannesburg. A beautiful piece of the city where it feels like you are far away from the noise of the city. It’s a tranquil retreat. By day Moyo offers a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere and by night you can enjoy cocktails on the deck with live music. You can also book at Moyo for children’s parties and work functions.

Thank you Brian Bridle who is the general manager at Moyo Zoo Lake. Everything from the staff to the whole African experience was exceptional.

Mission Statement

Delivering a sustainable vibrant sophisticated African experience, with sould and care, through proud African authenticity of exuberance, unexpected surprise and delight with a promise of complete commitment to quality in everything that they offer and do.

They also say – “We are successful because we are African…. not in spite of it.”


Everything at Moyo Zoo Lake was just perfect. I’ve been a fan of Moyo for years and remember the good times I’ve had at Moyo when it was still at the Spier Wine Farm just outside Stellenbosch. Moyo presents magic. Moyo Zoo Lake has that same magic!

SA Bloggers Cafe

We also celebrated Taryn’s 30th birthday, which I thought was pretty special. I met a few more of the members and then saw all my other friends as well. It was super awesome to see everyone and meet everyone.

I can’t wait for our next meet up to see everyone again. Each time we get together, we have a royal time. You ladies have all crawled deep into my African heart.




  1. This was such an amazing day and the perfect way to spend a part of my birthday with you lovely ladies. I was a newbie and birthday girl, but my highlight was spending the afternoon with you all. Thank you so much for making it such a memorable day. 💖 I absolutely loved Moyo and I agree with you in saying that it was the perfect set up for our meet up. ☺ Thank you Jacqui for organising it for us…it was perfect. 💕


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