AfrikaBurn is a spectacular event that is held each year during April 27th-May 3rd. The participants who gather in Tankwa Karoo create a fantastic display of art, theme camps, costume, music, and performance! Everyone involved who participates in the event adds to what has become known as Tankwa Town, which more accurately takes place on the grounds of the Stonehenge Farm in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.
If you’ve never been to AfricaBurn, it’s a good idea for you to know ahead of time what to expect. This is more an event where you come to partake in creative expression in an extreme environment. A warm gathering of people who are sure to become your friends.
Here’s What You Will Need:
- Minimum of 5 liters of water per person per day.
- Food and beverages for your entire stay.
- Camping lights, headlamps or torches.
- Bags for garbage.
- Forms of shelter such as a tent must be windproof and provide shade.
For more detailed information on what to bring and not to bring, you may visit the site, HERE.
This event is all about participation, which makes it so exciting to travel to and take part in. For 2015 the theme for the event is entitled, “THE GIFT”. The idea is to share whatever talents you may have with the community, which in turn gives the opportunity to make connections and build relationships with people who you may never have met otherwise. From sharing gifts and receiving gifts, a culture can develop and grow into a magical experience.
To read a more detailed description of the concept behind THE GIFT, visit the main AfricaBurn website’s theme participation page.
Definitely, a fun place to meet like minded people if you are interested in creating art and seeing concepts emerge. You will see costumes that make you laugh, art installations that wow you and other forms of art that will move you.
The AfrikaBurn – Regional Burning Man Festival began in 2007 and has been picking up speed ever since. Each year more people attend and participate in the event.