Kirstenbosch Concerts 2010/2011

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.

November 2010
21st – Just Jinjer (2)
28th – TKZee with Khuli Chana (1)

December 2010
5th – Mango Groove (2)
12th – Freshlyground (2)
16th to 19th –  Carols by Candlelight
26th – Civil Twilight (1)
31st (NYE) – Johnny Clegg & Loading Zone

January 2011
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)

February 2011
6 February Isochronus and Kidofdoom (1)
13 February Zebra & Giraffe (2)
20 February Jesse Clegg (1)
27 February Loyiso with Chad Saaiman (1)

March 2011
6th – Goldfish (2)
13th – Jamali (1)
20th – RJ Benjamin with (tbc) (1)
27th – The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra (1)

April 2011
3rd – aKING (1)

General information
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:
Facebook group: Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts
Twitter: KirstenboschNBG

Concert Tickets
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.

Kids Zone
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.

Picnic Hampers
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.

Disabled Parking
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.


One response to “Kirstenbosch Concerts 2010/2011”

  1. ALta Mare

    Good day, The University of Pretoria Youth Choir is touring to Cape Town in August and is interested in doing a special concert with the University of Cape Town choir as a fundraiser for charities in Pretoria and Cape Twon. WIll you please indicate how I can go about setting this up?

    Kind regards

    Alta Mare