Kirstenbosch concerts start up again in November. Below is the schedule of artists so that you can plan ahead. I would recommend buying tickets in advance for the popular concerts as they sell out before the day. The prices vary depending on popularity (check the rate next to the artist) and the age of the purchaser (Botanical Society members also receive a discount):
Adults (1)R75 (2)R95 (3)R120
Youth (6-21 yrs) (1)R50 (2)R70 (3)R90
Bot Soc members (1)R65 (2)R85 (3)R100
Details about the concerts and how to book are below the schedule. For visitors who are unfamiliar with the bands, the ones in bold are the ones I will try not to miss.
21st – Just Jinjer (2)
28th – TKZee with Khuli Chana (1)
5th – Mango Groove (2)
12th – Freshlyground (2)
16th to 19th – Carols by Candlelight
26th – Civil Twilight (1)
31st (NYE) – Johnny Clegg & Loading Zone
2nd – Prime Circle (2)
9th – The Parlotones (3)
16th – Jack Parow, Heuwels Fantasties and Francois van Coke (1)
23rd – Farryl Purkiss,Dan Patlansky, Inge Beckman (1)
30th – Lira with (tbc) (2)
6 February Isochronus and Kidofdoom (1)
13 February Zebra & Giraffe (2)
20 February Jesse Clegg (1)
27 February Loyiso with Chad Saaiman (1)
6th – Goldfish (2)
13th – Jamali (1)
20th – RJ Benjamin with (tbc) (1)
27th – The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra (1)
3rd – aKING (1)
Gates open at 16h00. Concerts are held between 17h30 and 19h00 and go ahead irrespective of the weather. Refunds are not issued.
Concert info: 021 799 8783/8620/8773
Ticket sales: 021 761 2866 / 799 8782
Online ticket sales: www.webtickets.co.za
Facebook group: Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts
Redeem your e-ticket at the Kirstenbosch Ticket Office from the Tuesday before, or on concert day.
Tickets go on sale on the Tuesday preceding each concert, from the Visitors’ Centre Ticket Office only. On Sundays tickets will be available at all three entrances.
Telephonic bookings (021 761 2866) can be made from the Tuesday before each concert, with an administration fee of R10 per ticket applicable.
Supervised entertainment and activities for young children at most of the concerts, at the top of the concert lawn.
Spotlight on Biodiversity
Exhibits on a diverse range of biodiversity conservation topics, from butterflies to climate change, at the top of the concert lawn.
Dos and Don’ts
- Please enjoy the concert and abide by the following:
- Do take all your litter home, the concert venue is bin-free.
- Do leave the garden by 20h00.
- Do respect the peace and cleanliness of adjacent residential areas when leaving.
- Don’t smoke in the audience.
- Don’t sit on deckchairs that obstruct the view of the stage for others.
- Don’t climb on the stage or enter flower beds.
- Don’t leave litter in our World Heritage Site.
Available from the Silvertree Restaurant (021 762 9585) or the Kirstenbosch Tea Room (021 797 4883).
Refreshments will be on sale at all the concerts.
Special parking is available for the physically disabled —enter via Rycroft Gate (Gate 3) and proceed to the Service Area off the Camphor Avenue for parking.