Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

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Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

Prepare yourself for a scintillating smorgasbord of Sunday sunset live music performances in the Cape’s century-old botanical gardens

Grab your picnic baskets, slather on that sunscreen and throw on those forgotten sandals; it’s time for the 2016-2017 Kirstenbosch summer concert season, and everyone is welcome. Billed to take over Cape Town’s historic and stunning botanical gardens every Sunday from 20 November 2016 to 2 April 2017, the ever-popular outdoor live music series returns with a vast and varied line-up that’s likely to appeal to all music lovers.

This year, the exciting bill includes some seriously big names and local lekker acts such as Beatenberg, Jimmy Nevis, Just Jinjer, Jeremy Loops, Shortstraw, Al Bairre, Zonke Dikana and more!

Plus, certain concerts feature a kid’s zone, so moms and pops can chill out and drink in the music while kiddies can let loose and have fun running around in a designated area.

And if you don’t already know, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden has a wide array of open spaces that make it the perfect picnic ground. Thus, concert-goers are encouraged to bring along blankets and picnic baskets filled with eats and drinks, including alcohol.





20 NOV

Jimmy Nevis

R125p/p - R165p/p

27 NOV

Jah Prayzah and the 3rd Generation Band

R125p/p - R165p/p


Beatenberg / Opposite The Other

R125p/p - R165p/p

11 DEC

The Parlotones and Richard Stirton

R150p/p - R190p/p

15 - 18 DEC

Carols at Kirstenbosch


26 DEC

Prime Circle

R125p/p - R165p/p

31 DEC

New Year’s Eve Concert: Johnny Clegg and Slow Jack



Mango Groove

R125p/p - R165p/p


Zonke Dikana

R150p/p - R190p/p

15 JAN

Matthew Mole and Jesse Clegg

R125p/p - R165p/p

22 JAN

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

R125p/p - R165p/p

29 JAN


R125p/p - R165p/p


Jeremy Loops

R125p/p - R165p/p

12 FEB

Dan Patlansky

R90p/p - R125p/p

19 FEB


R150p/p - R190p/p

26 FEB

The Soil

R125p/p - R165p/p


Karen Zoid and Francois van Coke

R125p/p - R165p/p

12 MAR

Cape Town Folk 'n Acoustic Music Festival

R125p/p - R165p/p

19 MAR

Mi Casa

R125p/p - R165p/p

21 MAR

Just Jinjer

R125p/p - R165p/p

26 MAR

Bobby van Jaarsveld and Karlien van Jaarsveld

R125p/p - R165p/p


Shortstraw / Al Bairre

R80p/p - R110p/p


Tickets are available via as well as at the gate on the day, depending on availability. If online tickets for a particular show are sold out, do note that extra tickets will be on sale at the Kirstenbosch box office from the Tuesday before the specific performance. Shows are priced between R90p/p and R375p/p; concessions are available for some of the shows on presentation of a valid card to members of the Botanical Society.

Gates open at 4pm. Concerts are held between 5pm and 7pm, come rain or shine.  Refunds are not issued.


  • Do not smoke in the audience.
  • Do not sit on chairs that block other people's view of the stage.
  • Do not pick flowers or walk in flower beds.
  • Do bring something to take your rubbish home with you; this is a bin-free world heritage site.
  • Do not leave a mess.
  • Do bring alcohol along but leave the bad attitude at home.

Read more about the national botanical gardens’ latest edition: the treetop canopy walkway.
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