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Survival Guide

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The fact that a Survival Guide is required at all should make it obvious that embarking on a journey to the Tankwa Karoo to create the AfrikaBurn event deserves some serious consideration. To be truly prepared, download and read the guide and devour it cover to cover. It’s the difference between surviving and thriving in an extreme environment. When you’ve read it, please share it with anyone you know that could use the info.

Seen the 2018 map? Here you go:



For a bigger zoomable version, click through to (or download) the PDF version below. In 2018, we’re again very happy to have our Survival Guide available in English, Afrikaans – and isiXhosa! To read & download the Guide in the language that suits you best, click that cover here:




Massive thanks to everyone involved – including Gala Malherbe, Claire Du Plessis, Nokubonga Vusani and Nicci Van Noordwyk – for helping us get this document into 3 languages and have it populated with glorious design and illustration – get your download copy by clicking the images above (or pick it up at the event gate / OCC on arrival). 

As with every year’s event, there’s a bunch of important info and updates that you should read – even if you’re a veteran. If you’d like a printed version, pick one up at Off-Centre Camp, or at our event gate, along with the poster and WTF Guide, at the event.

Our 2017 Survival Guide will be released here soon after our second General ticket sale, look out for that announcement.



With gratitude to all who’ve worked on Survival Guides past:

Monique Schiess
Ranger Bob
Travis Lyle
Ray Mondo
Sebastian Borckenhagen
Dane Neill
Na’ama Tsalik
Mea Waffle
Patsy Hamilton
Marisca Coetzee
Fi Smit
Mea Waffle
Jeanne Fourie 
Louis De Villiers
Marisca Coetzee
Mava Ntontela
Thembela Zongezile
CraigieChi Makhosi
Anthea Duce

Ernst Lass,
Grace De Koorn,
Philippus Johan Schutte
Karl Schulschenk
Matthew Fraser
Mischka Byram
Natasha Viljoen
Claire Du Plessis
Nicci Van Noordwyk
Gala Malherbe

*if you’d like to help us translate our Survival Guide, or WTF guide, into any South African language (or any other), mail communications@afrikaburn.com – we’d love to get our content read by more tongues.

psst: is it possibly your first time at a burn? Yes? You should read this too.