Baroque in the Bush

2024 will be our 27th year of merry music-making in the African bush with Monty Brett and Richard Cοck.  If you weren’t at Baroque last year,  you missed one of our best events ever.  The quality of the music was exceptional, as evidenced by several standing ovations, and the most positive feedback we’ve ever had. 

This year promises to be in the same mould.  Five concerts over the three days, with music by the best of the Baroque composers, including Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and many others.  And of course there’s the Pre-concert Talk and the ice-breaker Quiz with Maestro Richard.

Shingwedzi is the perfect venue: it accommodates the optimal number of people, has a delightful picnic area where we enjoy our open-air buffet dinners, and boasts a large open-sided veranda which serves as our concert hall, looking out over the Shingwedzi River bed.  

September is sublime in Kruger – the days are warm enough for an afternoon laze by the pool, the evenings are crisp and star-studded, the trees are budding, and sometimes we’re lucky enough to get a rainstorm.  All in all, a unique and exceptional way to experience the beauty of the African bush.

We’re currently full, but the waiting lists are very short, and there will be cancellations, so it’s definitely worth putting your name down.  Contact Kim on kim@montybrett.com, or call 082 824-9378.

If you enoy camping, there are plenty of campsites still available on all three events.

Curious?  Watch this video for a quick preview ... 

2023 Dates:

Baroque 1:  20 to 23 September 2024, in on Friday afternoon, out on Monday morning.

Baroque 2:  23 to 26 September 2024, in on Monday afternoon, out on Thursday morning.

Baroque 3:  26 to 29 September 2024, in on Thursday afternoon, out on Sunday morning.

Tuesday 24 September is a public holiday.

Venue:Shingwedzi Camp, Kruger National Park.  Directions and details on booking.
Costs (incl. 15% VAT)
  • 3-sleeper hut with bathroom and kitchen:  Ideal for couples, or for 3 friends sharing.   R9,370 per person sharing for 2 people, R7,370 per person sharing for 3 people.  Singles pay R11,560.
  • 2-sleeper hut with bathroom and kitchen:  R9,530 per person sharing.  Singles pay R11,720.
  • 2-sleeper hut with bathroom:  R8,460 per person sharing.   Singles pay R10,650.
  • 4-sleeper hut – 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and indoor kitchen: Ideal for 2 couples.  R9,260 per person sharing.  Singles pay R11,450.  There is only one of these huts at Shingwedzi.
  • Camping:  R5,250 per person – you’ll need to provide your own tent and all other camping gear.

Costs include accommodation or campsite, dinner on all three nights and all musical and other events for the weekend.  

Costs exclude transport to and from Shingwedzi in Kruger, breakfasts and lunches, drinks and other items of a personal nature.  Also not included is the Kruger Park conservation fee of around R122 per person per day, which must be paid on arrival.  Foreign visitors and non-residents pay R486 per person per day.  Wild Card holders do not pay the conservation fee.

Enquiries:Please contact Kim Brett:  kim@montybrett.com or 082 824-9378