Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens regularly hosts the Old Mutual Summer Sunset concert series on Sunday evenings.  When we heard Freshlyground and the Cape Town Philharmonic were playing a this year, we immediately bought tickets. What really makes a concert at Kirstenbosch special is the setting.  If there is a long queue to get into the concert area, it’s the perfect excuse to wander and see more of the gardens (entrance is included, and a steal, with the concert ticket price ranging from 99ZAR to 75ZAR and regular entrance at 89ZAR).  Once the gates open, the hillside becomes a sea of picnic blankets and a chorus of popping corks is audible (Capetonians love their wine!)  I can’t think of a more relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon, and I look forward to next year’s series.

Marie Frei

One Carry-On is a blog managed by Marie Frei, a travel expert and photographer with a passion for exploring off the beaten path locations. The blog covers honest and personal stories about living and traveling as an American abroad, shares her global appreciation for culture and design, and promotes traveling to far-flung destinations with a carry-on as fun, affordable, and easy.