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Posted by on May 28, 2017

(words by The Bohemian Doctor – photos by Hervé PHOTOGRAFF)   Trying to describe my first time at AfrikaBurn using words would be like trying to taste music, or to hear colour, or to see speech. It would be like …More »

AfrikaBurn Living the Dream

Posted by on May 22, 2017

(words by Kwassi – photos by Rizza Bomfim) What is AfrikaBurn? It’s a great many things but the solution to humanities problems it is not. Every year around this time I find myself defending AfrikaBurn. People criticise this festival at …More »

The Magic Necklace

Posted by on March 10, 2017

(photos courtesy of the author: David Gwynne-Evans) Do you believe that people find crystals, or that crystals find people? Here follows my own fairytale story – a botanist who in following his heart found his love and a magical crystal …More »

2012: The Storm Outside (and within)

Posted by on February 8, 2017

 Words: Mutant Reaper / Photos: as per credit on shot   My first burn was 2012, after many years of vigorously resisting my friend’s invitation. My perception was that is it a big trance party with people running around naked, …More »

Intercultural Story Exchange

Posted by on August 26, 2016

We did not know what to expect and came with no expectations. We immediately felt at home once we arrived at the gates. The Elders thought it was a strange and beautiful place filled with absurdity and wonder, a dreamlike environment manifested.More »

The Tale of Red Dust

Posted by on June 23, 2016

Photo courtesy of: Christiaan Barnard Photography 4am. Late April. It is dark. It is cold. A chill wind from the north conjures dusty ghosts that groan and whisper across the Playa. A crescent moon hangs like a cheap neon sign …More »

Basil’s AfrikaBurn

Posted by on May 24, 2016

It’s a festival of joy and happiness and everyone is invited. No-one judges you and you’ll feel right at home the moment you get there. We saw so many families, young and old enjoying the art and the people. If you want to express yourself then AfrikaBurn is the place to be.More »

The Dust

Posted by on May 13, 2016

The Dust: it was everything I ever wanted; everything I never needed and a moment in time that shaped me into a more colourful human than I was before.More »

Don’t Drive Like A Dick

Posted by on March 16, 2016

“My name is Greg, and I have one less life in the bank. After one of our best Burns ever, our journey ended when two speeding 4×4’s overtook me on the R355 and and a truck drifted in the dust. Remember we are all in this together. Don’t drive like a dick.”
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This Is Not That

Posted by on February 10, 2016
Landscape 2014 by Jonx Pillemer

Put on your big girl panties, strap on your safety belt and get ready for a wild ride, because it’s going to be challenging, physically and mentally. You may learn something new as you ride into new territories you never knew existed – or you may get bucked off and have a hard landing – but that’s what you’ve signed up for. More »


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