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.
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
The best ever! Excellent meal! Wonderful mini-concert! Excellent mucisian! Fun at the Jazz Club! Excellent fellow travelers!
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!
Awesome. Totally enjoyed this evening. The family was very hospitable
Unusual you,found very interesting. Good to be welcomed into local private house.would have been more enjoyable with more than three of us.
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
An interesting experience. The two musicians we visited were fun. Both people performed and we all really enjoyed Maya a young Jazz singer. She had an amazing voice. Hilton was the other jazz performer that we saw, but his style was really not to my taste. His wife's meal was fine.
This was interesting. We had a good time. For those getting to the meeting point, you need to do a better job getting directions on getting to the place.
Very interesting tour. Totally appreceiated the local perspective and hospitality of the jazz musician visited. Muscians were all wonderful artists.
It was amazing. The Jazz Safari was our favorite thing; it was so special
We enjoyed the music and the chance to meet the two musicians in their respective homes. True to the other reviews, the performances were intimate with only one couple besides us. However, my expectations were not calibrated properly given the relatively steep price tag in comparison the rest of my Cape Town experiences, excursions, and splurges. I'd much rather eat at Pigalle three times, go diving with great white sharks, go on two wine tours, hire a private driver for an entire day, or eat my way down Kloof street multiple times over - all for the same price tag as this small group evening musical tour - than do this jazz safari. In short, while enjoyable, I do not think the this excursion is a good value for your money.
I don't know if Jazz safari is an apt name. Spent most time with South African pianists in the Townships of Cape flats and some neighbours coming and joining them in a jembe session. Nothing to do with your Jazz clubs, though we did go to a small gig played by some local university group! The food was OK. Do it but a bit steep for what one gets in return.
It was interesting, not what i expected but a good inside look at the local culture. i would recommend it. if you are looking for a 5 star experience, this tour is not for you.
I will never recommend this fake jazz tour. First off, we ended up in a very sketchy part of town at night to meet two "Jazz Artists". It was patheti and painful. We were polite and courteous. Viator needs to screen better. I was forced to pick a star rating before submitting, so I picked one - just so the message could be seen. Otherwise, I would have chosen zero stars.
Note from Viator: Thank you for your feedback! We received a reply from the tour operator concerning this review, we are including the reply below:
One of the musicians we are working with is Hilton Schilder, a Cape Town musician with an international reputation. Sometimes we have guests who are ill matched to the product, and who may be uncomfortable with the intimacy of the experience. On this particular night, they were the only guests, and for some, that can be too conspicuous, they can't just slink in the darkness and enjoy the jazz.
We hope this information helps you, and future guests in picking the most suitable tours for you. Thank you again for your feedback, and we wish you Happy Travels.
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