Journey to Jazz is an annual Karoo festival drawing inspiration from the history, art and natural environment of the Prince Albert desert. This intimate and bespoke experience offers a week of music, masterclasses, food and nature all at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A full programme of local and international artists perform throughout the town in restaurants, on farms and in churches. The locals of Prince Albert curate a community events programme which sees visitors camping under the stars, doing yoga at sunrise and walking the Wolvekraal Conservancy.

Journey to Jazz is a showcase event of the Prince Albert Community Trust (PACT). It is a culmination of the Leadership Development work that takes place throughout the year with youth who are affiliated with the PACT community centre in Prince Albert. Journey to Jazz is conceptualized and driven by PACT and a crew of more than 80 young people of the region. Through ongoing training in hospitality, event management, media and life skills, local youth welcome visitors from around the country and globe to experience a true Karoo fees!


from 140 reviews
" The food at "African Relish" could be more interesting than Pizza. It was a pity (for me) that the guitarist playing at this venue didn´t introduce himself and didn´t gave any further information about his pieces. There were no signs for the opening event! The time management of the concerts were perfect!!! Would be nice to have a final event on the Main street of Prince Albert like a parade! We enjoyed our three days in Prince Albert so much and will definetly come back for an event like this! Will convince friends to come with us!"
- Monika
"A first class jazz festival. Well organised. Great musicians. A friendly town. "
- Lisa
"The whole Journey to Jazz experience was absolutely terrific. However, there is one issue that I firmly believe needs consideration - the sound level of certain events is deafening. I left one event early because I could no longer tolerate the noise level - Hassan'Adas - it was fun but too loud."
- Viv
"An amazing and inspiring event - what an experience!"
- Francis
"This was a tremendous experience. It's a short sentence but holds a great deal of affirmation on every level. The Quicket team were fantastic. A few thoughts....Perhaps a little bit pricy when one considers accommodation, travel etc. There might be incentives, collaborations with hosts. It would be nice to choose whether you eat or not. Please keep the festival contained. The peace and beauty of the enviroment needs to remain a major player. The MC's did very well. As an actor, I would love to ground their skills. Not interfere with their qualities, but ground confidence. Ultimately, to submerge oneself in music is the big winner. Each offering, an invitation to be transported into a new place in oneself. Bravo to all."
- Jennifer

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