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Discover why Cape Town is the `Mother City.
Any visit to Cape Town should begin with the mother – Table Mountain. In order to fully appreciate the mountain and the mythology around it, the day begins at the foot of Lions Head, the peak between Table Mountain and Signal Hill, along the Table Mountain National Park.
Ascend Table Mountainby cable car. (Cableway fare and local delicacies included in package. Any additional drinks or snacks excluded)
On the top of Table Mountain, you can see the whole city. The guide uses this elevated position to map out the city past present and future. The guide also maps out the next two days of activities.
(In the event of inclement weather, these two components will be replaced with historically-oriented activities, and a private show)
Lunch With Cape Town Musician – `Goema' Session
We depart for lunch with a Cape Town musician at their home. This is a lovely opportunity to start savouring, intimately, the musicians and music of the city. At the first session, we would like to introduce you to Goemamusic, which is the indigenous music of Cape Town. It is to Cape Town what Samba is to Brazil. It is the music of our carnival, a music of blues and a music of liberation. It is a music formed by the forced collision of slaves, slave masters, and the Khoisan, at the Cape.
Lunch is a leisurely affair, with some music performance, some music talk, some Cape Town talk, discovering the city's past and present and future through the artist, and enjoying a meal together. (all costs of this element included in package, including drinks at lunch)
African Traditional Music
While Goema is the indigenous music of the Cape, there is also strong African tradition, drawing from the migration of labourers from many parts of the African continent to South Africa. Visit local experts on traditional music, exploring the origins of the instruments and sounds. Enjoy a performance of traditional songs and styles.
Dinner + Private African Music Concert
This event is a perfect welcome to Cape Town. Paradise Grey is Alan Grant's oasis of magic on the slopes of Table Mountain. It is a Cape Dutch heritage home with an award-winning five level garden staggered up the hill. Chef Jason has an acute skill for flavour, and his contemporary innovations on traditional Cape foods are legendary among creative eccentrics in the city who are regulars at the chef's table.
Paradise Grey is a gathering point for many of the city's creative people. We host a dinner party with a private African music concert, and have invited – in your honour - some of our artist friends to join. You will be surrounded by creative people, enjoy a four course dinner in the magical garden. Paradise Grey has an exquisite wine list to order from, and also offers local beers. (all food, fruit juice and entertainment included. All alcoholic drinks, sodas and mineral waters excluded. Also included is the cost of hosting artistic guests)
Return to hotel
Collection at accommodation
Masterclass With a Local Musician
This is a paticularly creative day.
We go to the studio/home of an acclaimed Cape Town musician for a masterclass. You will also enjoy luch together wth the musician. The nature of the masterclass, and the selected artist, will depend on the musical desires of the guest.
(all costs included in package)
Township Through Music
A journey through music in the townships of Cape Town. The townships are paticularly creative space, fraught as they are withe pressing economic needs and challenges. Most of the innovative artists, in any discipline, are based here. Yet while the townships are a legacy of apartheid brutality, they are also the most promising spaces for economic development and opportunity. We are going to plug into that opportunity, by experiances the townships through music and music education, meeting some interesting artists and discovering how music education is creating change opportunity. We will also look at the developments and ideas that will completely transform the townships as we move into the future. The music focus will be jazz, the most predominant form in the townships of Cape Town. If guests are interested in making music purchases we can arrage to visit a specialist African muisc shop.
We will head back to the hotel. We can make restaurant reservations for you, based on the conversations over these two days together. We would like you to experiance our favourites, based on your specific likes and dislikes. Transfers can be arranged depending on proximity, but dinner will be for your own account. If there is a good show in the evening somewhere, then we will arrange tickets. This is for the cost of the guests.
Lunch and dinner: Day 1
Lunch: Day 2
(Breakfast is included if tour is taken with accommodation)
All entrance fees
Private concert on day 1 as part of evening activity
All alcoholic drinks, discretionary tips
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