Cape Town diary: Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

October 18, 2018

A picnic, great music and an incredible view of Devil’s Peak … Sound idyllic? Then don’t miss the line-up of this year’s Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts!

Every summer, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden becomes abuzz with music as the annual event rolls around. The concerts see a series of top local and international musicians perform outdoors under a glorious sunset (and later in the evening, a sprinkle of stars).

The concerts take place every Sunday from mid-November to April, and is a high-end calendar event, so don’t miss out!

Who’s performing and when?




18 November 2018


R150pp to R190pp

25 November 2018

Mango Groove

R150pp to R190pp

2 December 2018

Lady Zamar/Black Motion

R150pp toR190pp

9 December 2018

Mi Casa

R150pp to R190pp

13, 14, 15, 16 December 2018

Kirstenbosch Carols

Prices to be confirmed

23 December 2018

Boney M featuring Liz Mitchell

R290pp to R350pp

30 December 2018


R150pp to R190pp

31 December 2018

NYE: Jeremy Loops/Crimson House


6 January 2019


R170pp to R220pp

13 January 2019

The Parlotones

R170pp to R220pp

20 January 2019


R150pp to R190pp

27 January 2019


R150pp to R190pp

3 February 2019

The Soil

R150pp to R190pp

10 February 2019


R150pp toR190pp

17 February 2019

Cape Town Folk ’n Acoustic Music Festival

R150pp to R190pp

24 February 2019

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

R150pp to R190pp

3 March 2019

Amanda Black/Sun El Musician

R150pp to R190pp

10 March 2019

Matthew Mole

R150pp to R190pp

17 March 2019

Spoegwolf/ an Blohm

R150pp to R190pp

24 March 2019

Shortstraw/Bam Bam Brown

R150pp to R190pp

31 March 2019

Goodluck/Easy Freak

R150pp to R190pp

What to know

The best way to enjoy the concerts is to arrive prepared. Wear comfortable clothes as you’ll be sitting on the lawn and always bring a jersey in case the evening air turns chilly. Don’t forget to bring a picnic basket filled with snacks, drinks and a picnic blanket to sit on. You can also pre-order picnic baskets through Moyo Restaurant.

If you’re highly equipped, you can also bring camping chairs to sit on for softer seating. Just remember that you may be asked to sit at the sides or at the back so that you don’t block the view of someone behind you.

Although the concert lawns are spacious, it is recommended that you arrive early so that you can grab a good seating patch, even more so if you are part of a bigger group.

Buying tickets

If your favourite artist happens to be on the line-up this year, don’t delay in buying your tickets in advance. If tickets are still available, you will also be able to buy them at the main entry gate on the night

Buy your tickets here.

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