In the news: It’s that time of the year again where we look forward to ending off the weekends with music that satisfies the most diverse tastes in the spectacularly beautiful Kirstenbosch Garden. Meet with friends and family, gather your picnic baskets and blankets to enjoy the floral heritage and the mountain and let the music end your weekend on a high note.

Celebrating 25 years of outstanding concerts

The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts provides all this and more from Sunday 20 November 2016 through to Sunday 2 April, 2017 with a magnificent line-up which has something for everyone.

Kirstenbosch is one of the Cape Town Big 7 attractions in and around Cape Town, together with Robben Island, Groot Constantia, the Table Mountain Cableway, the V&A Waterfront, Cape Point and the City Walk. Some special Big 7 offers will be available to concert goers this year. Watch the Press for details.

The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset 2016/17 Concerts are a celebration of 25 years of outstanding concerts. Back by popular demand are: Jimmy Nevis, Mango Groove, The Parlotones, Prime Circle, Mi Casa, The Soil, Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival, Goldfish, The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Zonke, Lira, Jeremy Loops, Dan Patlansky, The Soil and Just Jinjer.

There are some interesting duos in the mix, including the Parlotones’ Khan who will be on stage with Richard Stirton. Richard was the 2016 winner of the Voice South Africa. Who can forget the moment when Richard had all four judges turn their chairs around and do their absolute best to convince him to choose them as his coach? But Richard followed his heart and chose Khan to be his mentor, and at this concert we will experience the result.

Beatenberg and Opposite The Other share the stage as do Johnny Clegg and Slow Jack, Matthew Mole and Jesse Clegg, Karen Zoid and Francois van Coke, Shortstraw and Al Bairre, and sibling duo Bobby & Karlien van Jaarsveld.

Jah Prayzah and the 3rd Generation Band will be performing for the first time at the concerts. Mukudzeyi Mukombe, who performs under the name Jah Prayzah, is a Zimbabwean contemporary musician and lead member for the band 3rd Generation. He is popularly referred to by fans as “Musoja” the Shona word for “the soldier”, a name he earned mostly because of his signature band uniform of military regalia. The name Jah Prayzah comes from his name, ‘Mukudzei’ which means “Praise Him”.


Kirstenbosch Concert 2016/2017 line up

20 November 2016 Jimmy Nevis Rate 2 17h30
27 November 2016 Jah Prayzah and the 3rd Generation Band Rate 2 17h30
4 December 2016 Beatenberg / Opposite The Other Rate 2 17h15
11 December 2016 The Parlotones / Richard Stirton Rate 3 17h00
15,16,17,18December 2016 Christmas Carols
Monday 26 December 2016 Prime Circle Rate 2 17h30
31 December 2016 NY Johnny Clegg / Slow Jack R375 20h30
1 January 2017 Mango Groove Rate 2 17h30
8 January 2017 Zonke Rate 3 17h30
15 January 2017 Matthew Mole / Jesse Clegg Rate 2 17h15
22 January 2017 The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra Rate 2 17h30
29 January 2017 Lira Rate 2 17h30
5 February 2017 Jeremy Loops Rate 2 17h30
12 February 2017 Dan Patlansky Rate 1 17h30
19 February 2017 Goldfish Rate 3 17h30
26 February 2017 The Soil Rate2 17h30
5 March 2017 Karen Zoid & Francois van Coke Rate 2 17h30
12 March 2017 Cape Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival Rate 2 17h00
19 March 2017 Mi Casa Rate 2 17h30
21 March 2017 Just Jinger Rate 2 17h30
26 March 2017 Bobby & Karlien van Jaarsveld Rate 2 17h15
2 April 20170 Shortstraw / Al Bairre Rate 1 17h15


Rate 1 Rate 2 Rate 3
Adults R125 R165 R190
Youth (Age 6 to 21 Years Old with ID) R90 R125 R150

The promo video of HOT WATER at Kirstenbosch perfectly captures the vibe at a Kirstebosch Summer Sunset Concert


The season runs from 20 November 2016 to 2 April 2017. The Summer Sunset Concerts take place at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town on Sundays:

Gates open 16h00

Concerts start time varies between 17h00 and 17h30 end at 19h00

Ticket prices range between R125 and R190 for adults.  The special Youth Ticket (6-21 yrs) will also be retained (ranging from R90 to R150)

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