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Everything is going to be different in 2022.

After cancelling AfrikaBurn in both 2020 and 2021, it's assumed that the event in 2022 will continue to be impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic. Because of this (and South African government coronavirus legislation), the 2022 event is going to be much smaller than usual with a planned 5000 participants which is about 50% of usual capacity.

AfrikaBurn 2022 will also be the first time we have the event on Quaggafontein. This will likely make some things at the event easier and some things much harder. It's pretty much a reset for everything we knew about the event when it was held at Stonehenge in previous years. The terrain on Quaggafontein is much the same same but different, there may be sections of deep sand (It's a desert!), hard rock and goodness knows what else to deal with.

An ongoing work in progress ... AfrikaBurn.

Come to AfrikaBurn 2022 with an open mind and an open heart.

2022 is the blank canvas that we've always dreamed of, and we think the changes coming in 2022 may actually be harder to deal with if you're an experienced participant of AfrikaBurn ... You may have had a favourite spot where you usually camp, the route you like to take exploring etc. and now all of that familiarity has gone.

Remember that AfrikaBurn was always better last year (or the year before you participated) and it's our collective responsibility to make sure that the evolution and experimentation continues in 2022 and beyond. With a whole new Tankwa town being built from scratch in 2022 it's going to be equal amounts of exciting and challenging for old and new burners alike.

If you need information on Tickets for 2022

Covid-19 at AfrikaBurn 2022.

There is a section on the ‘expected' Covid policy on the ticketing website: Covid Update and Refund Policy

It’s hard to pin down what the exact Covid requirements are going to be in April 2022, because we will be following our South African Governments Covid policy and not necessarily creating our own. As an organisation, AfrikaBurn is confident that participants will likely need a negative Covid test and/or proof of vaccination - as that’s what most events in South Africa require right now. However, these things do change and we expect them to change between the time you're reading this and the event itself. AfrikaBurn will be updating participants as we get closer to the event itself. Please make sure you're signed up to all the newsletters and follow AfrikaBurn on social media.

The temple burn from 2019. ‘Temple of Stars’ (Walter Böhmer & The Starlights) Image: Jonx Pillemer

Event program changes in 2022 (still to be confirmed!)

The Clan effigy and Temple burns are moving back to their old Saturday (Clan) and Sunday (Temple) schedule.*

Why? Because having our Clan burn on Saturday, and Temple on Sunday means that the climax of having two of the most significant structures burnt on Saturday & Sunday is in synch with the last two days of our event schedule.

(*as always, our team will be watching the weather forecast very closely, and if there’s a chance that high wind or rain looks set to mess with the schedule, then timing may change. All things in Tankwa Town – including large burns – are subject to Mother Nature’s calls).