Jazz lunches in full swing at Maropeng

  • July 21, 2009

A jazz lunch, held every Sunday at the Maropeng Hotel, is the perfect way to unwind after a busy week. With the majestic Witwatersberg and Magaliesberg mountain ranges providing the backdrop, there couldn’t be a more scenic way to enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz.


The band nestles in the corner of the stylish hotel restaurant, while friendly waiters take drinks orders. Behind the bar, cocktails are shaken and stirred, and wine is chilled. The busy chef nips in and out of the kitchen with platters of freshly prepared food to add to the sumptuous spread outside. On the deck, guests chat and admire the magnificent vista.

Local jazz trio The Chromatics provides the afternoon’s entertainment. Jazzy renditions of modern tunes like Coldplay’s Clocks and old favourites such as Ain’t No Sunshine and Sway keep toes tapping well into the afternoon. Bass player Bareng Seilane and pianist Michael Ramasimont’s mixture of “old school” and modern jazz is a treat for all.

While the band performs, guests help themselves to the delicious buffet meal on the deck.

Before or after the jazz lunch, guests should take some time to explore the Maropeng Visitor Centre, which is full of interesting exhibitions about the origins of humankind. The award-winning attraction entertains all curious minds. The centre also features the Tumulus restaurant, home to Sunday carvery lunches.

An ideal week-end getaway, the Maropeng Hotel offers several weekend accommodation specials that coincide with jazz lunches, so guests can lounge away the afternoon without worrying about the trip home.

The view is spectacular, the restaurant’s décor is refined and the service is friendly. Guests can bask in the sun while enjoying a mouth-watering meal and melodies from the Chromatics. It all makes for a unique experience that is not to be missed!

The jazz lunches take place every Sunday from 12h00 to 15h00 at a cost of R150 per adult. For more information and to make a booking, please click here.

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