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Leave No Trace – It Starts With YOU!

Posted by on 20th March 2018

Words: Princess Caralot  / Photos: as credited on shot   There is nothing quite like being in a position to watch Tankwa Town disappear bit by bit until nothing remains. The landscape in which we hold our event each year …More »

R.I.P Fella

Posted by on 13th March 2018

Words & photos: Loki & Love Your Planet Crew     We pay our respects to a fallen comrade, through these words from the man himself and his crew, friends & family.   Ian ‘Fella’ MacDonald died tragically on 20th …More »

Tales of the Orange #2: Behind the Scenes as a Ranger at AfrikaBurn

Posted by on 8th March 2018

This article was reposted from here. Words and Pictures by Ann Gadd It’s 4am in the Tankwa. The air is unusually warm and there is a stillness across the plain. I’d really like to be curled up on my inflatable …More »

BURN BABY, BURN!

Posted by on 28th May 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 22nd May 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 10th March 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 8th February 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 26th August 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 23rd June 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 24th May 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 »

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