Tattoo at Montecasino

I still have so much more to tell you about NYC, but I have to quickly let you know that you must go and see Tattoo at Montecasino.

I went last night and loved it! To be honest, when I read the advert for it, I wasn’t too excited. Scottish men and bagpipes? Not sure if that’s my thing. But I decided to check it out anyway and I really, really enjoyed it.

What is Tattoo, you ask? Basically it is an exhibit of SA’s culture through music and dance.
There are 9 different acts, ranging from Irish Dancers, to Harley Davidson riders, to a 180 piece band! My favourite act was an International gymnastic performing group from Denmark. The team consists of 31 gymnasts aged 10-21 and they were unbelievably talented. The 10 year old boy was such a cutie! I usually get bored watching the same group of people perform different dances, but this was totally different. Each act was completely different with new people and new uniforms which kept the show lively and upbeat.

I loved that it ended with the singing of the National Anthem- created a really “feel good” vibe. The open air theatre at Montecasino created a lovely ambiance. Pity about the cold! Some people around us had blankets- I think this is a great idea if you are planning to go. Also pack some snacks and coffee in a flask, as you are allowed to bring your own drinks into the theatre.

To book, you can visit Check out for more info.

Here are some pics of what you can expect. If you were planning to attend tonight, please note that tonight’s show has been cancelled due to the severe weather. I’ve added the press release at the end of this post.





Owing to the severe weather conditions currently sweeping the country, Simon Carter, Executive Producer, SA Tattoo has announced the postponement of tonight’s performance to a specially added show on Sunday, 9 September 2012 at 15h00. The safety and comfort of patrons, cast and crew is of paramount importance to the SA Tattoo organizing committee.

Patrons are advised that their tickets are automatically valid on Sunday. Tickets must please be presented at the door. Patrons who are unable to attend Sunday’s 15h00 performance must retain their tickets in exchange for complimentary seats for next year’s event.

Standard conditions for outdoor events such as rugby matches, cricket tournaments, etc does not offer refunds owing to inclement weather. The SA Tattoo Organisers value the support of patrons and are therefore offering a specially added performance OR the offer of an exchange at next year’s event as a gesture of goodwill.