AfrikaBurn 2020

8:00am 27 Apr - 11:30pm 03 May, 2020

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Tankwa Karoo National Park, South Africa

AfrikaBurn 2020 Canceled:​ ​A​ ​Community​ ​of​ ​Creative​ ​Expression

AfrikaBurn​ ​is​ ​an​ ​annual​ ​event​ ​that​ ​takes​ ​place​ ​in​ ​April​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Tankwa​ ​Karoo​ ​National​ ​Park​ ​in South​ ​Africa.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Burning​ ​Man​ ​regional​ ​event​ ​that​ ​is​ ​open​ ​to​ ​all.​ ​

Take​ ​part​ ​in​ ​a​ ​culturally diverse​ ​experience​ ​that​ ​highlights​ ​unboundaried​ ​art​ ​creation​ ​through​ ​the​ ​celebration​ ​of​ ​life,​ ​love and​ ​unity.​ ​The​ ​event​ ​has​ ​taken​ ​place​ ​since​ ​2007​ ​and​ ​continues​ ​to​ ​grow​ ​with​ ​the​ ​latest​ ​festival reaching​ ​a​ ​crowd​ ​of​ ​13,000.

Each​ ​year,​ ​​ ​AfrikaBurn​ ​adopts​ ​a​ ​new​ ​theme​ ​that​ ​embodies​ ​the​ ​inspiration​ ​of​ ​the​ ​event’s artwork.​ ​However,​ ​the​ ​theme​ ​is​ ​not​ ​enforced​ ​and​ ​the​ ​rules​ ​of​ ​the​ ​event​ ​are​ ​quite​ ​simple.

 ​​“Participate​ ​in​ ​a​ ​wild​ ​non-profit​ ​event​ ​that​ ​encourages​ ​self-efficacy through​ ​various​ ​expressions​ ​of​ ​art.”

Your experience at AfrikaBurn

No​ ​money​ ​is​ ​allowed. Event​ ​organizers​ ​encourage​ ​participants​ ​to​ ​celebrate​ ​with​ ​transparency.​ ​The​ ​AfrikaBurn​ ​does not​ ​have​ ​any​ ​vendors,​ ​branding,​ ​sponsors​ ​or​ ​anything​ ​for​ ​purchase.​ ​

It​ ​centers​ ​around​ ​the​ ​gift​ ​of giving​ ​which​ ​is​ ​made​ ​possible​ ​through​ ​a​ ​wide​ ​array​ ​of​ ​artwork.​ ​Attendees​ ​are​ ​known​ ​to​ ​dress​ ​in elaborate​ ​costumes​ ​as​ ​they​ ​enjoy​ ​music​ ​and​ ​performances​ ​inside​ ​a​ ​temporary​ ​city​ ​of​ ​art.

Another​ ​cornerstone​ ​to​ ​this​ ​distinct​ ​event​ ​is​ ​the​ ​burning​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Clan​ ​sculpture.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​the​ ​physical representation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​spirit​ ​of​ ​AfrikaBurn​ ​and​ ​is​ ​made​ ​up​ ​of​ ​one​ ​torso,​ ​several​ ​heads​ ​and​ ​many legs.​ ​The​ ​design​ ​serves​ ​as​ ​a​ ​visual​ ​indication​ ​of​ ​unity​ ​for​ ​the​ ​festival’s​ ​members.

Furthermore, the​ ​event’s​ ​members​ ​are​ ​urged​ ​to​ ​read​ ​and​ ​follow​ ​the​ 1​​1​ ​principles​ ​​during​ ​their​ ​time​ ​at AfrikaBurn.​ ​They​ ​include​ ​philosophical​ ​guidelines​ ​that​ ​share​ ​the​ ​wealth​ ​of​ ​self-expression, self-reliance​ ​and​ ​knowledge​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​community.

Buy tickets

Ticket​ ​sales​ ​for​ ​the​ ​event​ ​will​ ​open​ ​in​ ​November​ ​and​ ​can​ ​be​ ​purchased​ ​from​ ​their​ event​ ​page online.​ ​Different​ ​options​ ​are​ ​available​ ​for​ ​purchase​ ​depending​ ​on​ ​your​ ​financial​ ​situation​.

How​ ​many​ ​people​ ​will​ ​be​ ​attending​ ​the​ ​event​ ​with​ ​you?​ ​After​ ​purchasing​ ​your​ ​ticket,​ ​head​ ​over​ ​to the​ ​Tankwa​ ​National​ ​Park​ ​and​ ​let​ ​go​ ​of​ ​reality​ ​during​ ​this​ ​ultimate​ ​art​ ​festival.

Top Tip

Bring everything: It​ ​is​ ​important​ ​to​ ​understand​ ​that​ ​this​ ​is​ ​a​ ​self-sufficient​ ​event,​ ​meaning​ ​you​ ​must​ ​bring​ ​what​ ​is necessary​ ​to​ ​survive.​ ​Conditions​ ​may​ ​be​ ​brutal,​ ​ranging​ ​from​ ​cold​ ​nights​ ​to​ ​little​ ​shade​ ​during the​ ​day.​ ​Make​ ​sure​ ​to​ ​check​ ​out​ ​AfrikaBurn’s​ ​​preparation​​ ​page​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​you​ ​have​ ​a​ ​grand​ ​ol’ time.

Things​ ​to​ ​do​ ​in​ ​South​ ​Africa

South​ ​Africa​ ​offers​ ​dozens​ ​of​ ​outdoor​ ​activities​ ​to​ ​experience​ ​during​ ​all​ ​times​ ​of​ ​the​ ​year. National​ ​parks,​ ​botanical​ ​gardens​ ​and​ ​other​ ​various​ ​natural​ ​locations​ ​populate​ ​the​ ​tip​ ​of​ ​the continent.​ ​Cape​ ​Town​ ​is​ ​the​ ​closest​ ​area​ ​to​ ​AfrikaBurn​ ​with​ ​the​ ​most​ ​attractions.

Here,​ ​you​ ​can​ ​dive​ ​into​ ​shark-infested​ ​waters,​ ​cable-car​ ​up​ ​Table​ ​Mountain​ ​and​ ​enjoy​ ​exquisite South​ ​African​ ​eats.​ ​There are loads of rad things to​ ​Cape​ ​Town​ ​either​ ​before​ ​or after​ ​your​ Burn​ ​experience!

Where​ ​to​ ​stay​ ​

As​ ​previously​ ​mentioned,​ ​the​ ​AfrikaBurn​ ​is​ ​a​ ​self-sufficient​ ​event.​ ​There​ ​are​ ​no​ ​hotels​ ​or​ ​lodging options​ ​nearby,​ ​meaning​ ​you​ ​will​ ​need​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​all​ ​camping​ ​equipment​ ​necessary​ ​for​ ​the​ ​event. Make​ ​sure​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​plenty​ ​of​ ​water​ ​for​ ​drinking,​ ​cleaning​ ​and​ ​washing​ ​as​ ​hydration​ ​will​ ​be​ ​vital​ ​to your​ ​experience.

How​ ​to​ ​get​ ​around​ 

The​ ​Tankwa​ ​Karoo​ ​is​ ​a​ ​desert​ ​location​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Northern​ ​Cape​ ​Province​ ​of​ ​South​ ​Africa.​ ​The actual​ ​event​ ​site​ ​is​ ​located​ ​300km​ ​north​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Cape​ ​on​ ​South​ ​Africa’s​ ​longest​ ​stretch​ ​of​ ​road. The​ ​road​ ​known​ ​as​ ​R355​ ​connects​ ​the​ ​towns​ ​of​ ​Calvinia​ ​and​ ​Ceres.​ ​

If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​driving​ ​on​ ​this path,​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​to​ ​watch​ ​your​ ​speed​ ​as​ ​the​ ​dry​ ​desert​ ​pavement​ ​will​ ​eat​ ​away​ ​at​ ​your​ ​tires.

Tankwa​ ​International​ ​Airport​ ​is​ ​the​ ​closest​ ​major​ ​landing​ ​zone​ ​if​ ​traveling​ ​from​ ​other​ ​parts​ ​of​ ​the world.​ ​

Photo Credit: AfrikaBurn

South Africa Travel Tips:

Plan ahead: Book your perfect trip with our South Africa travel guide and destination information. Does South Africa require a visa? Check the visa requirements before you get caught up during your travel.

Stay safe: Even the best-laid plans can head south. battleface can help you stay safe in dangerous or hostile situations as well as that epic road trip or catching a few waves. How to stay safe during AfrikaBurn 2020? If you’re not covered for your trip yet, get your quote here.

Spend money wisely: Take public transport and dine in from time to time are common saving tips during traveling. How to spend money wisely in South Africa? Make use of technology. There’s an app for everything.

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