The majestic Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site on the slopes of Table Mountain, is a crucial stop on any tourist’s itinerary. It is also an essential Sunday summer destination for many Cape Town locals.
Thousands descend upon the luscious green lawns with overflowing picnic baskets and blankets. With their families and friends in tow all who have attended a Summer Sunset Concert agree, there’s nothing better than kicking back against one of the most picturesque views in South Africa, with top-notch musical entertainment to complete the experience.
A showcase for the best local – and quite a few international – musicians, these concerts have played host to almost every legendary South African artist from Johnny Clegg and Mango Groove to Freshlyground and more. Kirstenbosch’s line-up also caters to a variety of musical tastes, from jazz to rock to classical – and include the beloved Carols by Candlelight in December.
The Summer Sunset Concerts season runs from November to April and gates to the concert area open at 4pm. Tickets almost always sell out, so it’s wise to buy online to avoid disappointment.
Always at the forefront of quality entertainment and sound, Sundays at Kirstenbosch are flawlessly orchestrated and are highly recommended for any music or nature fan.