Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

R230 - R350

Date: 3 December 2023 - 31 March 2024

Time: 4pm

Venue address:
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town

Tel: +27 21 799 8783

The details

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town kicks off its 2023/2024 series of Summer Sunset Concerts on Sunday, 3 December with a star-studded line-up of South Africa’s best-loved, grooved-to acts.

The line-up kicks off with Mi Casa and wraps up 17 weeks later (on March 31) as autumn starts settling in. Music lovers can groove along all summer to acts like Lloyiso, Mango Groove, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Emo and Loukmaan Adams and many more.

The traditional Cape Town Carols at Kirstenbosch proudly hosted by the Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch are scheduled for 14, 15, 16 and 17 December. Swing City includes carol tasters in their performance to warm you up for the Christmas celebrations on December 23.

The New Year’s Eve Concert sees Jeremy Loops and the Congo Cowboys take to the stage; and a show by Goldfish rings the new year in on January 1. The season wraps up at the end of March with Neon Dreams and Ard Matthews.

Food trucks are available at every show offering a variety of delicious eats. Concertgoers are also welcome to pack a picnic, or to pre-order five days ahead from the Kirstenbosch Tea Room or Moyo Restaurant.

Besides artists already mentioned, the line-up this year features multi-award winning and platinum-selling singer-songwriter, Amanda Black; Soweto a cappella group, The Soil; the incomparable Jack Parow; rock bands Die Heuwels Fantasties and Fokofpolisiekar; American diva Lalah Hathaway; trumpet maestro, Mandisi Dyantyis; Ami Faku, whose debut album debuted at #1 when she released it in 2019; indie rock bands, Shortstraw and Al Bairre; SAMA record of the year winner in 2021, Matthew Mole; Scots pop band, Deacon Blue; Australian singer-songwriter Xavier Rudd; Cape Town’s own nostalgia generator, The Golden Oldies (who cover and celebrate living legends older than 60); singer-songwriter (and winner of The Voice, Season Two), Craig Lucas; electronic music band, Goodluck; and world music sensation, Sun-El Musician who will share the stage on March 24 with South African diva, Simmy.

Unless otherwise stated, gates open at 4pm on concert days.
The line-up (that may be subject to change):
- December 3 Mi Casa
- December 10 Amanda Black and The Soil
- December 14, 15, 16 and 17 The Cape Town Carols at Kirstenbosch proudly hosted by the Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch. Gates open at 6pm
- December 23 Swing City
- December 31 Jeremy Loops and the Congo Cowboys in a New Year’s Eve special. Gates open at 7pm
- January 1 Goldfish
- January 7 Die Heuwels Fantasties and Jack Parow
- January 14 Mango Groove
- January 21 Al Bairre and Shortstraw
- January 27 Lalah Hathaway. Gates open 6pm (International act brought to Kirstenbosch by Showtime)
- January 28 Lloyiso and Ami Faku
- February 4 Unity at Kirstenbosch with Emo and Loukmaan Adams
- February 11 The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra
- February 18 Matthew Mole
- February 22 Deacon Blue. Gates open 6pm (International act brought to Kirstenbosch by Breakout)
- February 23 Xavier Rudd, Gates open at 6pm (international act brought to Kirstenbosch by Breakout)
- February 25 Mandisi Dyantyis
- March 3 The Golden Oldies
- March 10 Fokofpolisiekar
- March 17 Goodluck and Craig Lucas
- March 24 Sun-El Musician and Simmy
- March 31 (Easter Sunday) Neon Dreams and Ard Matthews

Tickets may be booked through Webtickets, at Pick n Pay stores nationwide and at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden gate.

The concerts are non-smoking events. There are no designated smoking areas anywhere at the concerts, or in the garden. There will be a zero-tolerance approach to smoking.

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Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

Accessibility details: All visitor facilities (entrance gates, restaurants, shops and venues) are accessible for wheelchairs but Kirstenbosch is set on a very steep gradient and not all areas of the Garden are accessible to wheelchairs.

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