Guthrie Trapp

Guitar Safari


  • 6 nights on Safari
  • Cultural village experience
  • Curios shopping
  • 2 x Daily game drives
  • Luxury suite accommodation
  • Daily guitar workshop sessions with Guthrie Trapp
  • Includes all meals, accommodation and game drives.
  • Big 5 game viewing
  • Intimate concert by Guthrie Trapp  in the heart of the African bush


  • Dates: March 10, 2020 – March 16, 2020
  • Instructor: Guthrie Trapp
  • Guide: Wiam Otto
  • Cost: $4250 per participant sharing,
  •  $3950 per non – participant
  • Single person supplement:$150 p.p.p.n.
  • Deposit: 50% to secure
Max number of Musicians: 8 — ONLY 6 SPOTS LEFT!





Join Guthrie Trapp on his six day Guitar Safari.You will enjoy a full South African cultural tour day where you will experience local South African culture, learn about South African music, singing and dancing and enjoy South African cuisine, arts and crafts.
The highlight would be the 2x daily safari drives and 4 full days of being immersed in guitar music and jamming goodness with Guthrie Trapp .
The Guthrie Trapp Guitar Safari South Africa is an event for music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and tastes! Whether you are an experienced player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, our six day programs offer activities and workshops for you. Our environments are non-competitive and are strictly about immersing oneself in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings! The Guthrie Trapp Guitar Safari South Africa promises to be a highly rewarding and unforgettable musical adventure.
During the workshop sessions, you can expect practical, hands-on instruction providing a first hand musical encounter with Guthrie Trapp . Upon arrival at the Black Rhino Game Lodge we will spend time to tailor-make our workshop sessions, to ensure that every student gets the most out of their experience.
You will dive deep into the guitar fundamentals Guthrie uses to navigate many different styles such as Country, Jazz, Rock, Funk and Blues. Guthrie will also show you how he uses and applies these fundamentals to sessions and live gigs as a in demand professional musician.
All of this personalized and tailored instruction, an al fresco ‘bush performance’ by Guthrie Trapp and the added bonus of jamming alongside a guitar giant in the heart of one of the most beautiful settings in Africa will make this an unforgettable, once in a lifetime music safari experience.



On this music safari we will be staying at the exceptional Black Rhino Game Lodge, which is situated within the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind in the world with it’s rare rock types and structure making it a unique geological feature. The early presence of man can be seen in the numerous Stone and Iron Age sites that are scattered throughout the Park.
We will also visit Cambanos and Son – a curios shopper’s paradise, where you will be able to do curios shopping and purchase African arts and crafts, beads and gifts for friends and family. After our visit to Cambanos and Sons we will depart for the Lesedi cultural village.  On the following day we will depart Lesedi and head out to the Black Rhino Game Lodge to start our music safari. During this  Guthrie Trapp Guitar Safari we will enjoy 2x daily game drives in open air safari vehicles, and spend the rest of the day getting instruction from world renowned performer and instructor, and one of the most influential teachers of guitar – Guthrie Trapp



*Pre -safari. Fly into the OR TAMBO International airport, Johannesburg, South Africa.


Day 1: Depart Emperors Palace hotel and visit Cambanos and Son where you can enjoy a wide variety of African Arts and Crafts, after which we will have lunch at the beautiful and scenic lake side town of Hartebeespoort dam. After lunch we will check in at the Lesedi cultural village, where we will join the cultural tour and spend the night.
Day 2:Depart Lesedi. Arrival, lunch and check- in at the Black Rhino Game Lodge, followed by our music orientation session and our first game drive which will officially kick off the Guthrie Trapp Guitar Safari – South Africa.
Day 3-6:Each day starts off with coffee, tea and biscuits. We will then head out on the safari vehicles for our first early morning game drive. Brunch will be served upon our return, followed by our up-close, hands-on class sessions with Guthrie Trapp. This will be followed by an afternoon game drive, after which dinner will be served. Informal jamming, open mic sessions, and (optional) student group performances to follow.

Join us as we embark on six days of group adventure and  guitar jamming under African skies!


" Come and experience the magic of South Africa. Home to ancient cultures and civilizations, this land is the very cradle of humankind. Known as the Rainbow Nation, South Africa is celebrated for it's diverse cultures, warm, friendly people, amazing weather, wildlife and it's breathtaking scenic beauty "




 The Black Rhino Game Lodge is set within a Tamboti forest, overlooking a busy waterhole, which is a hive of bird and animal activity, and a playground for the elephants .This area has become renowned as one of South Africa’s most exciting big five eco-tourism destinations. Among many other wildlife species, this Malaria free reserve is home to the Wild Dog, Cheetah, and the Big 5. The Pilanesberg Nature Reserve is the perfect destination for your South African Music Safari.



The communal area of the Black Rhino Game Lodge was created around a large watering whole. Outdoor dining and a the traditional boma allow you to soak up the balmy African nights. The inside areas provide a cosy space with clean designs and organic materials. The bar and cocktail lounge are a good place to socialize with other guests and exchange stories from the bush.
  • 2 x Plunge pools
  • Two lounges
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Restaurant
  • Lapa
  • Internet/wifi
  • Laundry
  • Large waterhole
  • Open air boma




The main lodge boasts spacious and luxuriously appointed bedroom suites. Each comfortable air-conditioned suite offers a television, tea/coffee making facilities and private patio that opens out into the bush. Each suite has an open plan bathroom with a closed toilet. There is a separate bath and shower as well as an outdoor shower.


  • En- suite bathroom
  • Outside shower
  • Outside patio
  • Air conditioning providing both heating and cooling
  • Mini bar fridge (stocked upon request)
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • T.V.



Black Rhino Game Lodge is situated in one of South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuaries, home to almost all of Southern Africa’s big game as well as more than 300 bird species.



  • 2 x Game drives per day
  • Birding
  • Bush walks