Rootspring House in Muizenberg is one of the few Cape Town venues that offers a really intimate performance space that gets you up front with the musicians. The intent here being genuine, heartfelt and authentic music.

The venue is hosting some great gigs planned, so make a plan to check out their gig diary.

August – September 2019 in short

Amathongo, 10 August
Jon Shaban, Ian Fisher, 18 August
Vuyo Katsha, Lungiswa Plaatjies and Hilton Schilder, 23 August
Ha!man, Rayelle Goodman, 25 August
Roger Lucey, 31 August
Ronan Skillen & Ben Badenhorst, 7 September
Blacksmith, 13 September
Korreltjie Kantel, 20 September


Vuyo Katsha, Lungiswa Plaatjies and Hilton Schilder are a three legged African potpie pot (Ngxawu) full of delicious sounds concocted by the trio Hilton, Lungiswa & Vuyo. A once off magical collaboration of three wonderful South African musicians.

Ha!man is cellist Francois le Roux – known for his spontaneous music-making. Violinist Rayelle Goodman  joins him for some free fall improv – supremely creative and ultimately free – nothing prepared or rehearsed in any way!

Roger Lucey’s music career was ended by a covert security police campaign in the early 80’s. He became a doorman, a barman, and then a TV news cameraman. In 1997 he built a house in the Bainskloof Mountains. How To Build A House In The Mountains is the story of 40 years in a South African troubadour’s life, a wild and often dangerous roller coaster ride that has finally reached a restful place. Doors open 6.30pm. Show starts at 7pm sharp.

Guitarist Ben Badenhorst
Guitarist Ben Badenhorst

Ben and Ronan team up for a groove inspired collaboration, demonstrating deep dedication to their craft and respect for each other as musicians. Using guitars, bass, tabla, didgeridoo, drums, percussion, loop pedals, fx and a whole lot of listening, this will be a mash-up of tight grooves, far out improvisations, soundscapes and melody. Basically music for everyone…

Check it out folks!

For the Cape Town music diary see here.

What: Rootspring gigs at 7pm
Where: Rootspring House, Axminster Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town