CAROLS AT KIRSTENBOSCH in Kirstenbosch Gardens

Event Dates for 2017 are:      14, 15, 16, 17 December 2017

Think of a beautiful garden setting, in glow stick light and the melodious sound of Christmas Carols and you will have an inkling of how fabulously festive Carols at Kirstenbosch will be this year. Your family and friends must plan to attend this event in December 2017. Book online in November 2017 on 

This enormously popular event is, for more than 20 years being; the flagship project of The Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch, featuring the Cape Town Concert Brass and the Cape Town Male Voice Choir, and it is sponsored by Pick n Pay. It is a fun way to get in the mood for Christmas and it also raises funds for charities in and around Cape Town.


The concert starts at 19h45, while gates to the concert area will only open at 18h00. Concert goers will however be allowed to enter the gardens on presentation of a concert ticket and enjoy the sites in the gardens.

There is also pre-carols entertainment from around 18h30 to 19h45. The event ends approximately 21:30.


Below is the ONLY pricing structure: To be finalised and published by October 2017

Thurs - Sat, 14-16 December 2017. (The pricing structure is discounted) – R 110 - Adults, R 85 - Scholars, R 25 - children 2-6 years, toddlers under 2 years enter free.

Sun, 17 December 2017. (Pricing is higher for this day) – R 125 - Adults, R 90 - Scholars, R 30 - children 2-6 years, toddlers under 2 years enter free.



Carols at Kirstenbosch 2017












 R    110.00

 R    110.00

 R    110.00

 R    125.00

Scholars (7 to 17)

 R    85.00

 R    85.00

 R    85.00

 R    90.00

Children (2 to 6)

 R    25.00

 R    25.00

 R    25.00

 R    30.00

Toddlers <2

 R           -  

 R           -  

 R           -  

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For more information, contact: Kirstenbosch Rotary on 083 270 9286 or email   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   


Tickets will only be available via online sales at Webtickets ( ), or at the ticket offices at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens as from the week of the 1st October 2017.


Pre-Carols entertainment starts around 18:30 daily depending on the acts.

Cape Town Concert Brass and the Cape Town Male Voice Choir are on stage each night to lead carol singing.

There are pre-carols acts who have made themselves available to perform across the 4 nights, however, the programme will only be finalised closer to the event days.

Please note: the pre-carols acts give of their time to support The Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch at the Carols at Kirstenbosch event and are NOT the main acts, therefore these acts may be changed without notice.


The Carols singing starts around 19:45 and the programme ends around 21:30 each night.


People start arriving / queuing at the concert area gates from about 17:00 as space on the lawn is unreserved.


You will receive a song-sheet and glow-stick on entry to the event.


There is no preferred evening for children as all 4 evenings follow the same format.


Parking is available in the normal Gardens parking areas and overflows onto Rhodes Drive when full. Please come early to avoid parking a distance from the entrance.


Pack your own picnic basket and come enjoy a picnic on the garden lawns and surrounds with family and friends.


PnP has a hospitality / refreshment outlet where light snacks / soft drinks / coffee / tea / etc. are on sale.

While not confirmed at the time of going to press, PnP also have an option to purchase a picnic basket – see details on the webtickets website when booking your tickets.