We have selected four activities that are perfect for a warm summer evening in South Africa. Enjoy performances or a movie surrounded by beautiful nature and accompanied by a picnic basket or a box of popcorn!
This spectacular green wooded park has earned the reputation for being one of the best-loved outdoor theater venues in the Cape Region. It offers its patrons both a beautiful park and lake for pre-show picnics and drinks, as well as a unique wooded 700-seater theater setting. Cape Town’s annual Shakespeare under the stars has delighted audiences for 62 years but 2018 took the theater tradition into a new era with an expanded classical experience called the Maynardville Open-Air Festival.
The Galileo Open Air Cinema
On Wednesday & Thursday nights, The Galileo Open Air Cinema snuggles into the romantic setting of Kirstenbosch Gardens, one of the most picturesque botanical gardens of the world, bringing you a night of romance and entertainment under a canopy of stars. Enjoy a magical movie experience on the eastern slopes or Table Mountain nestled in the most beautiful garden in Africa. Doors open at 6pm (5pm on Saturdays and 4pm on Sundays) onto a festive mini-market, so arrive early to enjoy delicious food, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, coffee and popcorn before the movie starts at sunset. Kids 3 years old and younger enter for free at The Galileo and can simply arrive at the event.with a paying parent / guardian.
Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts
November every year marks the start of the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts, which take place every Sunday between November and April. The events are a summer staple in Cape Town, and make for some of the best evenings you can possibly have in the mother city. International acts take the stage along with local bands. If you’re in Cape Town on a Sunday between November and April, gather your picnic baskets, friends, and family, and enjoy the best music South Africa has to offer in the shade or Table Mountain.
Paul Cluver Wines Amfitheater
Knowledge, power, God’s love, virtue, wisdom, counsel and forbearance; these are the seven virtues that God gave man. At least, this argues the old shield of the Cluver knights. At the Paul Cluver Wine Estate, an hour’s drive from Cape Town, people still live according to these virtues. Not in the more famous wine villages of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, but in the beautiful Elgin Valley near Grabouw – about a 45-minute drive from Cape Town. This amphitheater is hidden in the woods and can accommodate 600 people, allowing for an intimate interaction between the spectators and the artists. During a concert, the public will enjoy richly filled picnic baskets, sushi, coffee and Cluver wines. These picnic baskets can be reserved for the concert.