WBGO Trip to South Africa and the 2019 Cape Town Jazz Festival

Join Rhonda Hamilton, host of Midday Jazz on WBGO, and Wayne Winborne, Executive Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University & WBGO Jazz Ambassador for this once in a lifetime trip to experience the beauty and history of South Africa and the 2019 Cape Town Jazz Festival with other jazz lovers. Trips dates are March 23 - April 3, 2019.

The 2019 WBGO trip to South Africa and the Cape Town Jazz Festival includes a visit to Johannesburg’s Maboneng district, teeming with up-and-coming South African artist’s studios. You’ll take a stroll through the SOWETO neighborhoods where Nelson Mandela began his quest for freedom, plus… you’ll experience a 2 night safari in the spectacular Pilanesberg Game Reserve which will bring you face to face with South Africa’s natural wild life.

Table Mountain and City Aerial View of Cape Town

In the “Mother City” of Cape Town, you’ll savor the incredible culinary delights and famous wines of the region amidst the towering Table Mountain Range. Enjoy a variety of tours of the city and the Cape of Good Hope– all the while reveling in the global music of the 2019 Cape Town Jazz Festival!

In addition to attending this extraordinary global music festival, you will also get a personal look into local community empowerment  projects being undertaken, as well as meet community Elders. Many of these same folks played a pivotal role in the struggle to end Apartheid. Today, they remain a cornerstone of their communities where they empower future generations. This trip will leave you inspired for more…

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March 25, 2019 Johannesburg

March 26-27, 2019 Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, Pilanesburg Game Reserve

March 28, 2019 Cape Town

March 29, 2019 Cape Town Jazz Festival Opening Night

March 30, 2019 Cape Penninsula Tour + Festival

March 31, 2019 Table Mountain, City Tour + Wine Tasting