AfrikaBurn 2019 -

AfrikaBurn 2019

8:00am 29 Apr - 11:30pm 05 May, 2019

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Tankwa Karoo National Park, South Africa

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

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.

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

Where​ ​to​ ​View​ ​the​ ​AfrikaBurn​ ​in​ Tankwa, ​South​ ​Africa

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

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.

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.

How​ ​to​ ​Get​ ​Around​ ​South​ ​Africa​ ​for​ ​the​ ​AfrikaBurn

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.​ ​Find​ ​directions​ ​from​ ​Cape​ ​Town,​ ​Johannesburg,​ ​Durban​ ​and​ ​Bloemfontein​ h​​ere​.

Where​ ​to​ ​Stay​ ​in​ ​South​ ​Africa​ ​for​ ​the​ ​AfrikaBurn

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.

Things​ ​to​ ​Do​ ​in​ ​South​ ​Africa in and around AfrikaBurn

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.​ ​Check​ ​out​ ​this​ ​​in-depth​​ ​list​ ​for​ ​things​ ​to​ ​do​ ​in​ ​Cape​ ​Town​ ​either​ ​before​ ​or after​ ​your​ ​AfrikaBurn​ ​experience!

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