The Sunset Concert season is now in full swing. All concerts are held in the central entertainment area of the nature reserve where the audience are able to sit on their camping chairs or blankets on the lawns surrounding the large elevated wooden stage. The steep banks on one side of the site are also popular for families where picnics can be held with a great view of the stage.
The season opening concert featuring the Riverboat Jazz band was a great success and many people have reported on how much they enjoyed the whole experience of the concert, the lawns and the atmosphere. The organisation was smooth and the parking arrangements were comfortable and well supervised. Sadly we were unable to host the Delft Big band in December as the concert day coincided with the funeral day of Nelson Mandela and the concert team decided to cancel the event out of respect for the day of mourning. Unfortunately, this was followed by the cancellation of the Jesse Jordan Band owing to bad weather which precluded the band from setting up their instruments. However, Shiraz on 19th February was outstanding as was Early Edition on 2nd February and Amazing Grace on 16th February.
Helderberg Friends are pleased to host another Sunset Concert at Helderberg Nature Reserve on Sunday, 9th March 2014 where at 5.30 pm, Sons of Settlers will be performing; they describe themselves as ‘a bunch of friends making music’ and another great concert is in store for us.
Please note the start time so come early to find your place.
Concert admission costs R50 per adult and R10 for scholars – the price includes entrance to the Reserve. Admission is free for children under the age of five.
Pay by cash at the gate on arrival or purchase tickets in advance from the Visitor Centre (Information Centre) in the reserve. Proceeds of the concerts are used to support conservation projects in the Reserve. Bring chairs or blankets and sit on the grass to enjoy great entertainment.
Enquiries to the Visitor Centre: Tel. 021 851 4060 (open daily from 10:00 to 16:00)
|1st December 2013||Riverboat Jazz Band|
|15th December 2013||Cancelled|
|5th January 2014||Jesse Jordan Band|
|19th January 2014||Shiraz|
|2nd February 2014||Early Edition|
|16th February 2014||Amazing Grace|
|9th March 2014||Sons of Settlers|
- All Concerts start at 17.30 and finish at 19.30 except 16th February which starts at 5pm. Gates open at 3pm
Bring blankets or chairs and picnic on the grass
All proceeds from The Sunset Concerts are used to support nature conservation projects in the Reserve