While Capetonians are starting to enjoy the summer weather that is approaching, unfortunately the iconic Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts won’t be returning just yet due to COVID-19 concerns.
“The current Covid-19 regulations and uncertainty around the regulations going forward over the coming months make it impossible for us to plan a concert series”, says Craig Allenby, SANBI’s Director of Marketing and Commercialisation. “Visitor safety is our top priority and under the circumstances, our concert model of large visitor numbers and affordable ticket prices will not be sensible in the near future.”
The iconic Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts in association with Old Mutual, which started 28 years ago, have become synonymous with the Cape Town lifestyle; enjoying a relaxed picnic with family and friends on the slopes of Table Mountain while listening to some of the best music South Africa has to offer.
Echoing those sentiments, Thobile Tshabalala, Head of Brand at Old Mutual stated “These are uncertain times but the things that matter seldom change, so it’s the safety and wellbeing of our customers, employees, guests and visitors to the gardens that is of utmost importance. We understand and are supportive of the decision made by SANBI and our associated partners and can only look forward to enabling a positive and enjoyable future or us all.”