No water. No shops. No food stalls. No bar. No signal. Burns. Scorpions. Sculptures. Sunburn. Costume. Thorns. Music. Dehydration. Artworks. Razor-sharp stones. Theme camps. Scratches. Mutant vehicles. Bruises. Beauty. Exhaustion. Creativity. Blisters. Excitement. Rebar. Sharing. Explosions. Gifting. Punctures. Community. Storms. Wind that shreds tents. Dust devils that fling them into the distance. Floods. Wide open space. Hail. Joy.
110 kilometres on a rough dirt road in the Tankwa Karoo with no phone signal, no fuel stops and very few signs of humanity. Nights that can be freezing, days that can get up to 40 degrees in the shade. And. There. Is. No. Shade.
Well, other than the shade you create…
If you’re self-reliant and you read the essential info listed below, you’ll have a rewarding experience. If you’re not prepared you could be in for a rough time, so we strongly suggest you read all the info that’s found on the links below.
If you plan on participating in our main event in the Tankwa Karoo, it’s critical that you’re aware of how Tankwa Town works, and understand the extreme environment that it takes place in. Please take the time to go through these links so you’re as ready as can be for the experience that we all create together: