Hot Water – summer sunset concert at Kirstenbosch

Hot Water, featuring Donovan Copley, performs at the summer sunset concert season at Kirstenbosch on Sun 28 at 17h30. Adults R100, Kids R75.

Hot Water creator, Donovan Copley, was searching for a single word that would define both his life purpose and his musical brand. One day he gave a lift to an African mama and asked if she could guess what he did for a living. ‘Hmmm,’ she said, ‘You are wearing some beads that look like those of a sangoma,’ or traditional African healer. ‘I’m actually a songwriter,’ Donovan said, ‘So I guess you could call me a…songoma.’ The word popped out of his mouth like a gift and they both laughed.

Prepare to witness the launch of SONGOMA…

The band incorporates elements of kwela, mbaqanga, sakkie-sakkie, ghoema, maskandi and kwasa kwasa, and Donovan often sings in Xhosa.

Gates open at 16h00. Concert is held between 17h30 and 19h00, and goes ahead irrespective of the weather.
Refunds are not issued.

Kids Zone:
Children under 6 are welcome at no charge.

Entrance charge:
Adults: R 100
Youth (6-21, with ID): R 75
Children under 6 years: Free

Bookings may be made online at, or by calling 021 761 2866.

Contact details

Tel: 0217998783
Where: Concert Lawn, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Drive, Newlands