Songs under stars at Kirstenbosch

Summer always lingers longer in the Cape. Fortunate to have long summers with pleasant, fresh evenings Cape Town is the perfect place to be serenaded under the stars.

Kirstenbosch has become the venue of choice for summer sunset concerts and a Rikkis Taxis can take you there and back. Summer is not over yet and while there is no “fat lady” to sing it is not over until the last person has sung at Kirstenbosch.
Over the years Kirstenbosch has witnessed some of the biggest names in Rock and Pop entertain people at the foot of Table Mountain under starry skies. The 2016/2017 has been and continues to be no exception.

Leading up to March the historic Kirstenbosch Gardens has played host to Jimmy Nevis, The Parlotones, Prime Circle and Goldfish among others. Not forgetting the Christmas carols held back in December, the now renowned New Year’s Eve party and for those with a Classcial taste the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in January, the Kirstenbosch Summer Concert still has a lot to squeeze out of Summer.

Dust of your sandals, throw the sand off camping chairs and pack a picnic to share and get ready to wind down (or should  it be get down?) towards the end of Summer at Kirstenbosch. Still to come in the final few weeks are some outstanding acts with something for everyone. The line-up for the last handful of Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts is as follows
5 MAR       5:30pm     Karen Zoid and Francois van Coke
12 MAR     5:00pm     Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival
19 MAR         5:30pm     Mi Casa
21 MAR     5:15pm     Just Jinjer
26 MAR     5:15pm     Bobby van Jaarsveld and Karlien van Jaarsveld
2 APR         5:15pm     Shortstraw / Al Bairre
Ticket prices vary from as little as R80 to R165 per person and are available from Webtickets

There are of course some do’s and don’ts when attending a concert at Kirstenbosch and much of them common sense. But just as a reminder remember:

No smoking is allowed
Don’t block the view of others with your seating
By all means look at and photograph the flowers but don’t pick them
Take your trash home – this is a world heritage site
Alcohol is allowed but enjoy it responsibly

Kirstenbosch is the perfect place to lounge and relax on a Sunday afternoon and ease out of the weekend and into the week. Gates for the concerts open at 4pm and a Rikkis Taxi can get you there comfortably on time, along with your picnic basket. Arriving early to find the best spot where you and your loved one can enjoy what will certainly be a wonderful evening Rikkis Taxis become part of the concert.

With Rikkis you have no worries about finding a place to park or worrying if you will be fined for parking illegally. You will also be able to enjoy a glass of wine with your picnic, as you will not be driving home. Using a Rikkis Taxis will ensure you to relax during the concert and of course, they will take you home safely allowing the memory of the concert to fill your dreams as you sleep.
Enjoy the last few weeks of Summer and grab a cab to a Kirstenbosch Summer evening concert, the perfect way to wind down to winter.

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