Flying to AfrikaBurn as a Pilot

There is a once off Airspace Pass per person on board your aircraft who wishes to enter the event. This includes you, as a pilot, and your passengers.

Charter pilots or any pilot landing at the airfield who do not wish to enter the event are not required to purchase an Airspace pass. There will be no additional landing fees over and above the Airspace pass (but all passengers must have an event ticket, in their name, or they will not be permitted to enter the event and you may be asked to fly them back to their departure point).

For more info on the airspace pass please see our Fees page. Tankwa Town airfield is a private, uncontrolled airstrip for day operations only. It is in an extremely remote area with very basic facilities.

It is up to you to familiarise yourself with the airspace and any relevant procedures put in place during the event. We have provided an info pack that should be studied before the flight and an airspace map for use during your flight into the Tankwa Karoo.


If you own a Charter Company or would like to fly commercially into AfrikaBurn you need to get in touch with us. Please contact: [email protected]

UPDATE (9 April 2019): please be aware that charter organisation registrations for 2019 are now CLOSED.

There will be a small team of volunteer ATC’s providing traffic information from Tuesday 30 April 2019 to Monday 6 May 2019.  Times are:

  • Tue 30-Apr to Sun 5-May: 0600-1600Z
  • Mon 6-May: 0600-0900Z



YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH BY ATTENDING OR FLYING TO THIS EVENT OR USING THE AIRSPACE ASSOCIATED WITH IT AND RELEASE AFRIKABURN FROM ANY CLAIM ARISING FROM THIS RISK. You must bring enough food, water, shelter and first aid to survive for a week in a harsh environment. Commercial vending is prohibited, as are all firearms, fireworks, rockets and other explosives. You agree to read and abide by all the rules contained in the survival guide and to follow national and local laws. This is a LEAVE NO TRACE, pack it in, pack it OUT event. You are asked to contribute two hours of general clean up in addition to your own camp before departure. Art cars, art installations, theme camps and performances are not owned or operated by AfrikaBurn and you therefore assume any and all risk of injury associated with or arising from their operation or occurrence. You appoint AfrikaBurn as your representative to take actions necessary to protect your intellectual property or privacy rights, recognizing that AfrikaBurn has no obligation to take any action whatsoever. All vehicles including, aircraft, trucks, trailer, caravans and RV’s entering and exiting AfrikaBurn are subject to search by the Gate staff. Tickets are non-refundable even if the event is terminated or cancelled due to harsh weather, acts of nature, governmental regulation or other conditions beyond AfrikaBurn’s control. This ticket is a revocable license that may be revoked by AfrikaBurn for any reason. Use of images taken at AfrikaBurn (other than personal use) is prohibited without the prior written consent of AfrikaBurn. AfrikaBurn cannot control what people take pictures of or where they post them. Whilst we have policies in place to encourage responsible behavior it is up to the individuals involved. Please bear this in mind before you bare yourself. USE OF AN ENTRANCE TICKET OR USING THE AIRSTRIP CONFIRMS YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS REFLECTED ABOVE.

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