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“magic moments with magical people”

Magic Moments in Oudtshoorn
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: An unforgettable evening of live music and traditional South African food in the intimate setting of the home of the performers.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed April 7, 2014

Wonderful evening with Sissy, Joey and Barry. Warm welcome, good conversation, and stunning voices and performance. Don't miss it when you are in Oudtshoorn.

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Reviewed April 4, 2014

My husband and myself and 2 friends had a great evening at Magic Moments. Good food; chicken potjiekos; the SA dish. Great musical experience; SIssi and Joeys voices are fantastic and with Barry on on the keyboard provides jazz and popular music with a gospel fee. A lovely relaxing evening.

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Reviewed April 3, 2014

Great idea. Brilliant performance. Warmest hospitality. Tasty simple local food.
Magic is in the air through out the night, Sissy's and Joey's voices are deeply touching and Barry's professional Yamaha playing is amazing. Not only that but the friendly chatting to all of the stars who just a minute ago were performing for you.
It is not commercial but rather honest and open hearted that it makes it hard to believe that these guys are doing it every night! You are arriving at a strangers' house and few hours later leaving your friends' home. Really hope to see Sissy and Barry this summer in the UK.

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Reviewed March 31, 2014

My grandad and I had an amazing evening, and he sang along to every song with the hugest smile on his face. I sang along too and we're 45 years apart...

Thanks to Barry, Sussie and Joey

Thank ChezanneT
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Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

As Barry welcomed us to his house from outside the front door, dressed from head to toe in traditional South African attire, the last thing I expected to hear was a Geordie accent.

We were intrigued - as I'm sure are most - by the mystery and ambiguity of what the evening would entail. Keeping an open mind - and an empty stomach - we proceeded to accept a drink from the lovely Sissy, Barry's (soon-to-be) wife and took a seat in the garden.

Not long after, we were joined by a party of 6 guests - all one family. You're forced to get to know them, but within minutes, partly due to the free-flowing wine that Sissy presses into your hand, perhaps, we were deep in conversation and it had the very surreal feeling of being reunited with old friends.

Finally introduced to Joey, we were honoured to sample his excellent cooking. He had prepared a traditional South African potjiekos - a casserole to us Brits - which was succulent and undeniably moreish.

After catering for the group's every need, we finally got a chance to ask Barry about how he came about starting Magic Moments, and he repeated his tale without a trace of frustration at probably being asked this question most evenings of his life.

Taking our seats in the lounge, we finished our evening listening to Sissy and Joey perform a multitude of different covers of both classic tunes from the likes of Etta James and Nat King Cole, and traditional gospel that the two of them perform in their local church. Their voices are absolutely beautiful and it's quite easy to see how Barry managed to realise their singing talent.

Time flew by and we left the house at around 12 after spending a good 5 hours with the trio. We chatted for hours, finding out about their lives, and they, equally interested in ours. It was one of the strangest evenings I think I've ever been involved with as a tourist, but I have absolutely no regrets, and without a shadow of a doubt would return again. If you're in Oudsthoorn, make it part of your plans.

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