A monster snail gliding above a sea of tents, a giant egg ‘floating’ in the sky, a mutant vehicle/gondola easing across the desert. Sound like a farmstay? Indeed, but one with a difference, when the crowds descend on the remote northern Karoo, and Stonehenge farm is transformed into Tankwa Town. It’s that time of year for the wild and wonderful AfrikaBurn, so read our fantastic tips for first-timers before joining the revelry at what many consider to be the country’s premier festival of the arts. But in this issue there’s something for everyone yearning for a taste of life on the farm. Like a slow day rambling and sampling our way through the glorious wine farms of the Overberg’s Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, or a visit to idyllic Irene Dairy Farm, to lap up the history, watch the milking, feast on farm-fresh food and walk the avenues of old oaks.