Meet up with musicians and enjoy the vibe of the Jazz tour. To get to know the rhythm of a culture you need to get to know the rhythms of its music. On this special music journey we are going to travel deep inside the jazz music of the city, by visiting local jazz musicians in their homes.
Any seasoned traveller will tell you that to truly get to know the rhythm of a culture, you need to get to know the rhythms of its music. And in Cape Town, that means jazz.
Cape Jazz is a distinctive mix of western and African influences, with riffs borrowed from all the kindred ports of the world, and infused with the indomitable spirit of the Cape people. Forged in the townships in darker times, this captivating art-form has given expression to South Africa’s struggles and joys throughout the lean years and into the fat.
But, like jazz scenes everywhere, the jazz scene of the Cape tends to guard its secrets from newcomers. Finding the hot spots can take time and effort… unless a little Bird tells you where to look.
Featured in the UK Sunday Times, the Cape Argus, and Lonely Planet, our Cape Town Jazz Safari takes visitors right into the fabric of the city’s musical spirit, at the same time giving back to the local music scene. Join us on an intimate evening excursion into the living room of latter-day Cape jazz cats. Dinner, drinks, and exclusive performances by one of these virtuoso musicians will be followed by a taste of contemporary Cape Town sounds, as we venture out of the inner city to enjoy live jazz at a nightspot, or saunter across town for a nightcap at the home of a second musician.
The tour kicks off at the central pick up point in Cape Town centre. Next we visit the home of a jazz musician for dinner, with music and conversation.
After he and his family have entertained us, it is on to our next stop. We visit either the home of a second musician for a nightcap, or a jazz venue for the late set. The program can vary from tour to tour depending on which jazz musicians are available.
This is an opportunity to experience a rarefied side of Cape Town. The Jazz Safari puts you in the talented hands of those who make a living from conjuring the city’s soul. You would not want to miss a beat.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 19:00-23:30 (approximately).
Included in the rate:
– Local guide
– Light meal
– Entrance fees where applicable
– alcoholic drinks
– discretionary tips
Kindly note that the prices and accommodation are subject to change based on date, availability and special requests. So please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help you with your excursion. More things to do in South Africa you can find on our excursion page.