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A guide to surviving AfrikaBurn

A guide to surviving AfrikaBurn

In just over two months’ time thousands of people will be gathering in the middle of nowhere (otherwise known as the Tankwa Karoo in the Northern Cape) for South Africa‚Äôs most unique, exhilarating and exciting festival, AfrikaBurn. It offers a chance to step...
AfrikaBurn 2014: The Trickster

AfrikaBurn 2014: The Trickster

This year was my third AfrikaBurn and as always, I feel like it was a psychedelic dream that will take me weeks to process. I had too many crazy, beautiful experiences and encounters to put into words in just one blog (I feel like I could write a book about my five...
AfrikaBurn 2014 in photos

AfrikaBurn 2014 in photos

The dust is settling in the Tankwa Karoo as another AfrikaBurn has drawn to close. For a week, 9000 people turned a farm in the middle of nowhere in the Northern Cape into a temporary town – a surreal world of art, music, dress up and performances. When...
AfrikaBurn 2013

AfrikaBurn 2013

The sun was slowly setting over the vast Karoo horizon, turning the sky from apricot-orange to fuschia-purple as I danced with thousands of costumed people to music streaming from a purple bus and a mobile pirate ship. A massive gyrating skeleton towered over us while...
AfrikaBurn 101: a survival guide

AfrikaBurn 101: a survival guide

Last year I went to my first¬†AfrikaBurn, South Africa’s version of the Burning Man festival, for the first time and I had my mind blown. It was a fantastically surreal experience: an town of art and performance that sprung up in days in the middle of the desert...