Cape Town Jazz Safari

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Cape Town Jazz Safari
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Seek out the soul of Cape Town on a unique Jazz Safari, taking you to the heart of South Africa’s world-renowned jazz scene. Meet local jazz artists and listen to live performances in an evening that’s sure to hit all the high notes for culture lovers and music fans alike.
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In Brief

Location:
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Country:
South Africa
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Dinner included
Fully narrated tour
Instant Confirmation
Overview
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Visit the home of a local jazz musician for dinner, drinks, and an exclusive live performance. Hosts include famous jazz cat names such as Mac McKenzie, Hilton Schilder and Blackie Tempi, who are sure to keep you entertained with anecdotes about Cape Town's thriving Jazz scene, spirit and culture.

Hit the town after dinner to enjoy more contemporary Cape Town sounds at a live jazz nightspot. Alternatively the Jazz Safari will take you to the home of a second musician to wind down with a nightcap before returning to a central location.

Inclusions

  • Dinner
  • Live entertainment
  • Local guide

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

7:00 PM

Departure Point

Central Cape Town

Returns To

Returns to original departure point or drops off at selected Cape Town hotels (within the City Bowl and Atlantic Sea Board, up to Sea Point)

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.92 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This was an excellent evening of food and music. Great opportunity to learn a bit of musical history and have a wonderful concert. Excellent meal. Highly recommend this.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This tour was a definite highlight of my visit to Cape Tour. I met our guide at a downtown hotel. After introductions and a drink we were driven to a home in the Cape flats former township area of Cape Town. During the drive our guides told us of the history of jazz centered on the Cape Colored people in Cape Town. Jazz developed in Cape Town as a expression of discontent and anger at the policy of apartheid imposed upon the people prior to independence in 1994. At our first stop we were greeted by our hosts who had prepare a delicious Cape Malay dinner for us. We enjoyed the dinner while talking to our host -- a renowned jazz vocalist and pianist based in Cape Town. After dinner he performed for us in his living room on a beautiful, antique, upright piano. The music was amazing! He performed for over an hour - every selection different but all enjoyable. From there we journeyed to our second performer's home in another former township area. This musician welcomed us to his home. He was a young man who is a master of several instruments. His jazz was much more contemporary and, clearly, influenced by popular genres of music. His enthusiasm and love of jazz was clearly evident in each selection he performed. I can't recommend this tour highly enough. If you are interested in the music, culture, lifestyle of South Africa and want an authentic experience -- this is for you!! Highly recommend!!
• Submitted 30 Apr 2018
An absolute must!!!! Amazing musicians. And the tour operator is so pleasant and knowledgeable.
• Submitted 25 Mar 2018
The first half - good food. but not jazz. The second half brilliant jazz. Check out who will perform if you really are a jazz fan.
• Submitted 23 Mar 2018
simply amazing!! very knowledgeable musicians
• Submitted 11 Mar 2018
Great tour to get to know the local talent in a very intimate setting.
• Submitted 12 Feb 2018
Simply the most unique opportunity that you will ever have. The evening was great. The guide is passionate about music, and the provides a nice back history while driving. To meet artists in their homes, dine on their home cooked meal, and have them play privately for you. Simply amazing!!!
• Submitted 29 Jan 2018
This was the best personal tour I have EVER been apart of. Coffeebeans safari company is an awesome host and guide.
• Submitted 18 Jan 2018
Absolutely loved this experience! How awesome to be in a jazz musicians home, treated with so much hospitality. A truly great experience. I would recommend it to anyone interested in seeing how actual South Africans live and enjoy life.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2017
Still humming after a great evening visiting some of South Africa's famous jazz musicians. Living room jazz sessions and good home cooking. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 24 Jan 2017
Simply beautiful! It was an honor to be in the intimate presence of such genuine people who have so much talent and knowledge. This experience will stick with me for a lifetime. To Sabelo, Hilton Schilder, Ta Blaques and families thank you for the amazing curry and lentils, homemade ginger beer and love.
• Submitted 29 Nov 2016
This tour was amazing! The artists were incredibly personable and gifted. Being in such intimate settings as the artists homes and meeting their families, sharing their meal, hearing their stories is a not-to-be missed opportunity! Our guide, Michael, shared a wealth of knowledge about Capetown
• Submitted 12 Jul 2016
great tour. enjoyed both the home visit and the jazz club
• Submitted 13 May 2016
The best ever! Excellent meal! Wonderful mini-concert! Excellent mucisian! Fun at the Jazz Club! Excellent fellow travelers!
• Submitted 22 Feb 2016
I highly recommend this tour. It's unlike anything you have ever seen. You are actually in the musicians home! The dinner we ate was incredible!
• Submitted 17 Jan 2016
Awesome. Totally enjoyed this evening. The family was very hospitable
• Submitted 13 Jan 2016
Unusual you,found very interesting. Good to be welcomed into local private house.would have been more enjoyable with more than three of us.
• Submitted 02 Jun 2015
The tour company you used was excellent. The guide was unbelievable and the home we visited and the dinner was outstanding. The host, a musician was very gracious. We visited two clubs and the music was wonderful. A great and exciting tour. Thumbs UP!
• Submitted 15 Oct 2014
Fantastic experience.
• Submitted 01 Oct 2014
Fantastic evening of jazz and meeting and dining with local musician and his family. Sabelo was great in organizing and leading our tour. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 22 Jan 2014
In fact, I loved every ounce of the tour and did not mind the late night. You have a unique vision and I am raving about this tour to all travelling to CT. I hope I can return with my family soon. All the best, Brigette
• Submitted 24 Jan 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed the evening, and were so pleased to have been able to experience an authentic, believable, and interactive evening. The fact that the music was also to our taste was a bonus. We actually went to a shop selling musical instruments yesterday to buy tambourines, and maraccas!
• Submitted 24 Jan 2011
A great evening but for the money too short . Would have been good to have a third visit or end at a Jazz club
• Submitted 04 Apr 2017
A very different and unique tour. Thoroughly enjoyed both musicians we visited. Loved having dinner with one and his family. Would have liked to experience dinner with in a musicians home and then a local jazz bar as the second stop.
• Submitted 28 Dec 2016

In Brief

Location:
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Country:
South Africa
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Dinner included
Fully narrated tour
Instant Confirmation