Surrounded by over 7000 species of plants and trees on the left foot of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch was the first botanical garden in the world devoted to a country’s indigenous flora. Now as part of its main attractions, a concert takes place every Sunday with an array of artists. Cape town has continued to build an exciting music culture over the years with Kirstenbosch music in the garden being one of the most popular for music and nature lovers to enjoy – talk about “killing two birds with one stone’’.
Pack your picnic basket with all the essentials including a good bottle of wine and be entertained by artists such as Micasa and Lira, to name a few. Before heading to the music garden explore the wonders that the 36-hectare garden has to offer or take a guided tour to learn more about the heritage of the fynbos, sugar bushes, pincushions and heaths.
The botanical garden is also home to a wide variety of indigenous birds, animals, reptiles, frogs and invertebrates. Take a walk on the centenary tree canopy walkway also known as the ‘’boomslang’’ (tree snake). The walkway takes you from the forest floor into and through the trees above the canopy, giving panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains, gardens and Cape flats. The music garden is the perfect switch up to one’s weekend and a must visit when you visit Cape Town. Next time you’re in the Mother City ditch the Sunday farmers market to enjoy an afternoon of relaxation to usher in the new week.