What to Take
The nearest store is more than an hour’s drive away, so you need to take whatever you’ll need with you. Ice is the only item on sale at The Burn.
A spare tyre – even two.
Tent and bedding.
Minimum five litres of water per person per day.
All your food and drinks for your stay. Rubbish bags – not a single piece of litter (MOOP) can be left behind, so even a can for your stompies is essential.
Torches, headlamps and spare batteries.
LED lighting to wrap around you is also important, so you can be visible to the mutant vehicles and Steam Punk Train at night. Sunscreen, hats etc.
Swimming goggles – if a dust storm happens, they keep the fine grit from sandpapering your pupils.
Tennis balls for your tent staves.
Tents are close together and walking at night can be hectic if the staves aren’t covered.
Outfits – the weirder and wilder the better. Cowboys, creatures, steam punkers, queens, plus fours… whatever rocks your boat.
Your ID or driver’s licence.
A valid entry ticket – no sales at the gate.
A bicycle as it’s a huge area to cover on foot. Preferably decorate your bike to look amazing. A puncture kit for a bicycle – there are people who gift puncture fixing, but the queues can be long.
An umbrella .
Portable shower and portable loo if you don’t fancy a trek across the veld to the open-air toilets at night. From Wednesday, when the majority of people arrive, port-aloos are setup in clusters as well. Ear-plugs – in certain areas the music can get really, really loud.
An extra set of car keys (just in case). A tarpaulin of sorts for shade.
Tankwa Padstal is usually closed on Wednesdays (except during AfrikaBurn). There is no phone. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
The theme for this year’s event from
24-30 April is Play.
Main ticket sales closed in February but tickets that are being resold are available on the AfrikaBurn website.
For more on AfrikaBurn www.afrikaburn.com