PETE WERNICK

BLUEGRASS JAM

SAFARI


Highlights


  • 5 Days & 5 nights on Safari
  • Big 5 game viewing
  • 2x Daily game drives
  • Luxury accommodation at the Black rhino game lodge
  • Includes all meals, accommodation, game drives and workshop fees
  • Daily Bluegrass jam workshop sessions with Pete Wernick
  • Intimate bush concert by Pete Wernick  in the heart of  Africa

Departures


Dates: February 28, 2020 – March 3, 2020
Instructors: Pete Wernick
Guides: Wiam and Reené Otto
Cost: $4000 per participant sharing,
$3850 per non – participant
Single person supplement: $10 764
Deposit: 50% to secure
Max number of Musicians: Limited to 12 musicians max

PETE WERNICK

BLUEGRASS JAM SAFARI SOUTH AFRICA



MUSIC SAFARI INTRODUCTION


 

For five days we will be immersed in what could be described as the perfect music workshop environment. The Pete Wernick Bluegrass Jam Safari South Africa is an event for players of all acoustic instruments, music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and taste! Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, our five day programs offer activities and workshops for you. So whether you play Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, the Fiddle or Dobro, you are welcome! Our environments are non-competitive and are strictly about immersing oneself in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings! The Pete Wernick Bluegrass Jam 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 Pete Wernick. At a Wernick Method class you’ll learn the ground rules of jamming, how to lead songs and “fake” breaks, find melodies and sing harmonies—all at gentle tempos in a supportive, low-pressure environment. 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. All of this personalized and tailored instruction, an al fresco ‘Bush performance’ by Pete Wernick and the added bonus of jamming alongside a Bluegrass music legend in the heart of one of the most beautiful settings in Africa will make this an unforgettable, once in a lifetime music safari experience.

 


DESCRIPTION


 

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 its 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 Pete Wernick Bluegrass Jam 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 Banjo players in Bluegrass – Pete Wernick

ITINERARY 


 

*Pre -safari. Fly into the OR TAMBO International airport, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Day 1: Depart Emperors Palace Peermont Metcourt hotel and visit Cambanos and Son where you can enjoy a wide variety of African Arts and Crafts. Arrival, lunch and check- in at the Blck Rhino Game Lodge, followed by our orientation session and our first game drive which will officially kick off the Pete Wernick Bluegrass Jam Safari – South Africa. Dinner upon return and instructor concert to follow in the evening by Pete Wernick.
Day 2-4: Each day starts off with coffee and rusks. We will then head out on the game viewer vehicles for our first early morning game drive. Brunch will be served upon our return, followed by our Master class sessions with Pete Wernick. This will be followed by an afternoon game drive, after which dinner will be served. Evening concerts, open mic sessions and student concerts to follow.
Day 5: We will start the day off with an optional early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Pete Wernick departure lecture Departure at 11:00 am.

Join us as we embark on five soulful days of Bluegrass jamming goodness under African skies!


SOUTH AFRICA & THE BLACK RHINO GAME LODGE


" 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 "


BLACK RHINO GAME LODGE


 

 The Black Rhino Game Lodge is built between 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. Amongst 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.

FACILITIES AT BLACK RHINO GAME LODGE


 

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
  • Resturant
  • Lapa
  • Internet/wifi
  • Laundry
  • Large waterhole
  • Open air boma


ACCOMMODATIONS


 

ROOMS

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, with the exception of room 19.

ROOM FEATURES:

  • 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.


ACTIVITIES AT BLACK RHINO GAME LODGE


 

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.

 

ACTIVITIES

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


SCHEDULE


09h00 Depart hotel in Johannesburg
09h40 – 10h20 Curios shopping at Cambanos and Sons en-route to Ivory tree Game Lodge
13h00 Arrival and lunch
14h00 Check-in
14h30 Orientation session
15h30 Snacks & Hot Tea
16h00 Depart for afternoon game drive (entire group)
19h00 Dinner
20h30-21h30 Tommy plays a welcoming concert that evening featuring Clive Carroll on a few songs
06h00 Wake up call, coffee and light snacks
06h30 Departure for 3hr game drive (entire group)

Option- 10 Students stay onsite for one on one session with Tommy and/or Clive

09h30 Return back to base/ Brunch
10h30-12h00 Tommy Workshop (entire group)
12h15-13h30 Group Class (split up in 2 groups) : Group 1 – Tommy Emmanuel | Group 2 – Clive Carroll
13h45-15h00 Group Class (split up in 2 groups) : Group 2 – Tommy Emmanuel | Group 1- Clive Carroll
15h00 Break / Snacks & Hot Tea
16h00 Depart for afternoon game drive
Option 10 Students stay onsite for one on one session with Tommy and/or Clive
19h00 Dinner
20h30-21h00 Clive Carroll Performance
21h0-22h00 Tommy Emmanual Performance
22h00-23h00 Open Mic for students
06h00 Wake up call, coffee and light snacks
06h30 Departure for 3hr game drive (entire group)
09h30 Return back to base/ Brunch
10h30-12h00 Tommy Workshop (entire group)
12h15-13h30 Group Class (split up in 2 groups) : Group 1 – Tommy Emmanuel | Group 2 – Clive Carroll
13h45-15h00 Group Class (split up in 2 groups) : Group 2 – Tommy Emmanuel | Group 1 – Clive Carroll
15h00 Break / Snacks & Hot Tea
16h00 Depart for afternoon game drive (entire group)
19h00 Dinner
20h30-21h00 Clive Carroll Performance
21h00-22h00 Tommy Emmanuel Performance
22h00-23h00 Open Mic for students
06h00 Wake up call, coffee and light snacks
06h30 Departure for 3hr game drive (entire group) 

Option- 10 Students stay onsite for one on one session with Tommy and/or Clive

09h30 Return back to base/ Brunch
10h30-12h00 Tommy Workshop (entire group)
12h15-13h30 Group Class (split up in 2 groups),Group 1 – Tommy Emmanuel,Group 2- Clive Carroll
13h45-15h00 Group Class (split up in 2 groups),Group 2 – Tommy Emmanuel,Group 1- Clive Carroll
15h00 Break / Snacks & Hot Tea
16h00 Depart for afternoon game drive (entire group)
Option  10 Students stay onsite for one on one session with Tommy and/or Clive
19h00 Dinner
20h00-22h30 Student Show *
* *This is an opportunity for students to perform a song solo, alongside Clive Carroll, or alongside Tommy Emmanuel. Performance slots are limited, and performances cannot be put on social media.
06h00 Wake up call, coffee and light snacks
06h30 Departure for 3hr game drive (entire group)
09h30 Return back to base/ Brunch
10h30-11h30 Clive Carrol Workshop (entire group)
12h00-13h00 Tommy Emmanuel Workshop (entire group)
13h15-14h45 Tommy Emmanuel & Clive Carroll Autograph Session and Photos
15h00 Break / Snacks & Hot Tea
16h00 Depart for afternoon game drive (entire group)
19h00 Dinner
20h00 Tommy Emmanuel Concert in The Bush
06h00 Wake up call, coffee and light snacks
06h30 Departure for 3hr game drive (entire group)
09h30 Return back to base/ Brunch
10h30-10h45 Tommy Emmanuel Farewell Speech
11h00 Departure