Celebrate Outdoors in Cape Town This Summer
During a summer stay in Cape Town self-catering accommodation, the last thing you want is to be is cooped up inside. The city’s summers are legendary with about 14 hours of sunshine to enjoy daily and diverse activities for the outdoor enthusiast.
Make the most of it in the glorious surroundings of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, where open air concerts are an extra treat every Sunday, some Saturdays, and all through the mid-December long weekend.
Here’s what to expect at this year’s Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert Series.
Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Series Line-up
The festivities kick off with a debut Kirstenbosch performance from singer/songwriter Tresor or Durbanite Majozi on the 15 November.
On Saturday 24 November Uk Indie rockers’ James, return to South Africa for the first time in 18 years with a tour which is aptly titled Living in Extraordinary times. Local favourites Mango Groove take to the stage the next day on Sunday 25 November.
The vibrant Zamar will be starting the silly season off with their unique traditional yet contemporary style on 2 December followed by award-winning house duo, MiCasa on 9 December.
The seasons’ top-selling event, the Kirstenbosch Carols is on the go from 13 to 16 December. Be sure to get your tickets asap for this traditional Christmas event.
Christmas just isn’t the same without a few Boney M hits and Liz Mitchell will be delivering just that on 23 December this year.
Lira takes to the stage on 30 December as a precursor to the big NYE concert on 31 December which features Jeremy Loops and gypsy rock band Crimson House.
The rest of January reads like a who’s who of South African music with appearances by Goldfish, The Parlotones, Freshlyground and Mafikizolo.
There’s more in store for you when you visit South Africa’s cultural centerpiece though. Kirstenbosch is also the venue for the Galileo Open Air Cinema throughout the summer.
Galileo Open Air Cinema Line-up at Kirstenbosch this Summer
Grab a blanket, a picnic basket and your significant others and take a nostalgic trip back to the time of the drive-in theatre – only better.
Here are some of the highlights of the season:
31 October – Celebrate Halloween with a screening of IT
7 November – The Vancouver Int. Mountain Film Festival
14 November – Coyote Ugly
21 November – Lady Bird
28 November – The Vow
5 December – A Good Year
12 December – Rocky Horror Picture Show
19 December – Mrs Doubtfire
26 December – My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Peter Rabbit, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week, A Few Good Men, A Walk In The Clouds, and Ready Player One complete the January line-up.
All shows take place on Wednesdays at 6pm and you can get your tickets here.
Get in Early
Naturally, your travel dates will dictate which of these incredible events you get to enjoy during your stay, but the key is to book your tickets and your Cape Town self-catering accommodation early. Everybody wants to be in Cape Town during the summer. Get in touch today.