Mac McKenzie is one of South Africa’s most original composers of symphonic works.


Since 2011, Mac and his Goema Orchestra have been changing the narrative of African symphonic music, deeply rooting his compositions in the indigenous music of South Africa.


“Mac is impressive; he’s a product and creator of South Africa’s diverse roots, an expression of how twisted yet beautifully they can grow. Mail & Guardian


For this extraordinary evening in Johannesburg, Mac performs his compositions with a quartet of the best of the city’s classical musicians. Gourmet snacks and fine South African wine are served as part of the evening.


The African Symphony Safari is best suited for visitors who delight in symphonic music,  appreciate contemporary classical works, and are excited to experience the vanguard of original African symphonic music.


The experience runs from 8 pm to 11 pm. A typical programme can look like this:


20h00 Collection at accommodation

20h30 Arrive at the home of Mac McKenzie

20h30 – 20h50 Snacks and wine and welcome introduction

20h50 – 21h20 1st Movement

21h20 – 21h40 Snacks and wine

21h40 – 22h00 2nd Movement

22h00 – 22h30 Snacks, wine, conversations with the musicians

23h00 back at accommodation


This experience can also take place during the day, either in the morning 10h00 to 13h00, or afternoon 14h00 to 17h00.



  • A private symphonic concert featuring some of Johannesburg’s finest players
  • Original compositions by Mac McKenzie
  • Intimately staged at the home of Mac McKenzie


Clean Travel believes that our innovative approach to tourism has the power to revitalise communities and provide financial security for its inhabitants. Find out more about Clean Travel here.

  • Snacks and wine
  • Hotel collection and drop off
  • Private concert
  • Dinner
Suitable for
  • Guests with a love for original symphonic works
  • Guests who just love good music!
  • Guests seeking nuance and surprise and cultural complexity
  • Music lovers of all ages - as it takes place only on a private basis, kids of all ages are welcome

Coffeebeans Routes

Coffeebeans Routes works to showcase contemporary, urban, Africa.


We create travel experiences around urban stories in Cape Town and Johannesburg. These are contemporary, urban, African experiences that provide deep insights, and plenty of fun. We are a multi-award winning tour operator that lives for stories and nuance.



We splash story all over the canvas of tourism and Coffeebeans Routes are beautiful story tellers. Stories are our currency, our stories are the equalisers, our stories shift the balance of power. And tourism is our playground to share the stories of African cities.


Coffeebeans Routes create and sell original tourism experiences in South Africa, from half-day music and creativity tours to fourteen-day long specialist programmes. Their in-house creative destination management service, Creative Travel Africa, packages this original content into itineraries including accommodation and wilderness, beach or safari options.


If you want to explore between the lines, beyond the mountain, and over the rainbow, then check in with Coffeebeans Routes.


Share your thoughts!

Let us know what you think...

What others are saying

There are no contributions yet.




Personal data will only be used to support your experience, to manage access to your account, and for other purposes described in our privacy policy.

Continue as a Guest

Don't have an account? Sign Up