Photo Cred: AfrikaBurn Facebook Photo | The Camera Of Lost Play | Rave Rover ZA

Since 2007 AfrikaBurn has brought the spirit of Nevada’s famous Burning Man to Stonehenge Private Reserve in South Africa – complete with crazy outfits, surreal art installations and all-night parties.


Launched in 2007, AfrikaBurn is the spectacular result of the creative expression of participants who gather once a year in the Tankwa Karoo to create a temporary city of art, theme camps, costume, music and performance!

“This is AfrikaBurn 2017. This year there are 13,000 people at the event, and it is a very big experiment in creativity and community,” said Travis Lyle, one of six directors, and also the head of Communications of AfrikaBurn.

AfrikaBurn’s aim is to be radically inclusive and accessible to anyone. The touchstone of value in their culture will always be immediacy: experience before theory, moral relationships before politics, survival before services, roles before jobs, ritual before symbolism, work before vested interest, participant support before sponsorship.

Nothing is for sale but ice at the event. Nothing.

There are no vendors, no advertising or branding. It just doesn’t fit in. It’s not even a barter economy – it’s a decommodified zone with a gift economy that’s about giving without expecting anything in return.

AfrikaBurn has become the biggest art festival in Africa, drawing a large number of artists, musicians, vehicle enthusiasts and tourists to the desert in South Africa each year.

Here is a collection of pictures from this years event:

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