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The Whimsy of a Wallflower in the Wasteland

Posted by on June 13, 2019

                     Words by Gernus Oosthuizen on June 1, 2019   Rising like a dusty mirage out of the Karoo heat, there’s a city that many call home. It’s a manifestation of our collective imagination and the culmination of our collective …More »

Tankwa Trip Trials and Tribulations

Posted by on June 7, 2019

Words & photos: Paula Rutherford   Oh my soul, AfrikaBurn was fantastic indeed. An experience of note. My first of many to come. Here’s my AfrikaBurn Nutshell: Amazing 1 hour drive on the R355 dirt road down from Calvinia , …More »

Kids and the Burn (for those without kids)

Posted by on May 29, 2019

Words: Suzan McCreadie (preview photo: Suzan McCreadie)   This is for the young party people without kids… So, we’ve taken our kids to the burn since they were old enough to find their way back (around 8 years). The freedom …More »

Consider this ~ Inner preparation for the Burn

Posted by on April 23, 2019

Words & photos: Hana Park We are now less than a week away from stepping foot on the red soil of Tankwa Karoo and seeing our collective dreams come alive. There will be many things that will demand our time, …More »

Camping: Greywater, Evaporation Ponds & Evapotrons

Posted by on April 16, 2019

At a Leave No Trace event like ours, the focus is usually on very visible issues like camps leaving a pile of trash behind on their location, or people dropping cigarette butts in spaces where much dancing has taken place …More »

Old And New Traditions In a Self-Organising Community

Posted by on April 16, 2019

Words: Eleen Polson   I was wondering about the traditions at AfrikaBurn while getting ready for this year’s clan gathering. When I was virgin to the burn, there were many questions before packing.  Uncertainty and excitement mixed with fear, made …More »

The Great Trek (helpful hints to survive your first Burn)

Posted by on February 6, 2019

Words: Solar Santa / Photos: as per credit   Back in 1836 the history books tell us that the Afrikaners disenchanted with British rule packed their voorlaaiers, Bibles and grannies into their ox wagons and headed into the great unknown. …More »

Best kept secret: volunteering

Posted by on January 26, 2019

It is one of the principles: participate, get involved, no spectators, the more you give, the more you get. And that’s the truth as discovered by many Burners. I had to fish hard for this little jewel, which was told …More »

Kakpraat With Princess Caralot

Posted by on October 1, 2018

Greetings one and all and welcome to the kakpraat corner! This is the place where we talk all things toilets and come together to try and make the thrones the best things around. I’ve been keeping an eye on the …More »

Why Decompression?

Posted by on July 5, 2018

                 Text and photos: Jai’prakash Sewram     This morning, in my dream, a young boy appeared and asked me “Why do people need to decompress?” Determined not to pass up a moment of knowledge impartation, I responded and wanted …More »

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