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AFRIKABURN 2024. 29 April to 5 May 2024

Standby for ticket sales in August 2023(ish)

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The launch plan for AFRIKABURN 2023, and number of tickets available

All the different (2023) AfrikaBurn tickets:

A warning about getting scammed

Last year, the ticket touts and scammers came back with a vengeance. We discovered a number of scammers had been buying vehicle passes and selling them online as e-tickets via dodgy resale sites like Viagogo and GameDay etc. It was heartbreaking for us to have to tell people that their tickets were not valid for entry to the event.

After the tickets have sold out, there are also A LOT of people who post online that they all of a sudden can’t attend AfrikaBurn and have tickets to sell. All of these people turn out to be scammers because all our resales happen on Quicket, not Facebook.

Please think and look carefully before buying your tickets to AfrikaBurn. Please don’t buy or resell AfrikaBurn tickets on any other platform than the official Quicket one, where the transaction is secure and the original barcode canceled and a new barcode generated to ensure that no two people can check in with the same ticket. There are some very professional scammers out there trying to steal your hard earned money.

The private resale function on Quicket will be available once tickets go on sale. The public resale function on Quicket will only be available once the general sale has closed or once the event has sold out. For more information on how the resale function works – please CLICK HERE.

AfrikaBurn: The event

In 1986, some dude called Larry and his mate Jerry set fire to a wooden figure on a beach in San Francisco … Many years later, here we are in South Africa with AfrikaBurn, one of the largest regional Burning Man events outside of the USA.

AfrikaBurn takes place at Quaggafontein in the Tankwa Karoo, which is located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The event is a blank canvas on which participants project any creative endeavour that they desire to create, ranging from large-scale burning sculptures to small performances, and any kind of service that participants see fit to give or “gift” to the community. The spectacular result is the manifestation of a weeklong interdisciplinary cultural event that includes art, costume, performance, theme camps, music, mutant vehicles and so much more.

AfrikaBurn’s aim is to invent the world anew and gift its participants a space for creative expression, play, and be radically inclusive and accessible. The touchstone of value in our 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.

The guiding principles of AfrikaBurn:

AfrikaBurn is a Burning Man regional event, and our guiding principles are based on the Ten Principles of Burning Man, to which we have added an 11th, in 2011 – Each One Teach One – that encourages the sharing of knowledge.

These principles aren’t commandments, and they’re not rules – they’re ideals that offer guidelines to how we as a community can reinvent the world, and ourselves. In fact, we re-invented the principle of ‘Radical Inclusion’ to be more representative in the South African context.

Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey wrote the Ten Principles as guidelines for the newly-formed Regional Network, in 2004. They were crafted not as a dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception.

The Man in the Hat – a tribute to Larry by the AfrikaBurn Art Committee

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Illustrations by Gabi Brunhoso and Ilse Erasmus


Due to the hard work and year round costs it takes to make AfrikaBurn happen, AfrikaBurn have always had a no refund policy on tickets. This year, that policy remains the same, even in the event of a cancellation due to a Government imposed COVID-19 lock down or any other reason.

We acknowledge that the ticket price constitutes only a portion of the total costs in attending AfrikaBurn. As such, we recommend that you consider taking out personal insurance suited to your needs. This is particularly important for those travelling from overseas to attend AfrikaBurn.

It is your prerogative to obtain your own insurance cover to protect yourself in the event that you are unable to attend AfrikaBurn. 

We do not recommend and therefore do not offer an opt-in insurance policy at point of sale.


Our aim is to make sure that AfrikaBurn is fully accessible to anyone who wants to attend. As an outdoor event in a desert environment there are some areas at Quaggafontein that are harder to access, especially in difficult weather – but we will do our utmost to help all participants access as much of AfrikaBurn as possible.

  • Registered disabled participants can apply for an Anathi ticket for their carer should it be required to enable them to participate.
  • Disabled toilets can be provided to specific attendees. These are exclusively for those with disabilities.

Please contact​ [email protected] to discuss either or both of the accessibility options, once you have confirmed your own ticket.

For more information:

AfrikaBurn 2023 entry policy:

The gate crew will be checking your photo ID against your ticket details in the system. ID/Passport or Drivers’ Licenses will be accepted, so please ensure that your ID/Passport number is correct on the ticket of every person who’s travelling with you. When purchasing your tickets, please ensure you have the correct emergency contact details for someone off and onsite at AfrikaBurn as the Box Office crew link your uniquely numbered wristband to your details in the system. This is to assist the team in case of an emergency.

The vehicle you are travelling in will need a vehicle pass too, these passes will be available to purchase online (or at the gate) right up until the event gates close.

For the Best Gate Experience™ – come prepared! Print your ticket out, or make sure your smart device has enough battery! Gate can be pretty unforgiving especially when there’s hundreds of other, better prepared, more organised and less frustrated folk clamouring to get in. Again, make sure the details on your ID/Passport match the details on your ticket. If they don’t, please check the edit details & transfer ticket information in the Ticketing FAQ’s.

Please take note of the AfrikaBurn 2023 gate opening & closing times:

Monday 24 April 2023: 09:00 – 01:00
Tuesday 25 April 2023: 09:00 – 01:00
Wednesday 26 April 2023: 09:00 – 01:00
Thursday 27 April 2023: 09:00 – 01:00
Friday 28 April 2023: 09:00 – 19:00
Saturday 29 April 2023: GATE CLOSED/EXIT ONLY (re-entry only if you have already been issued a wristband)
Sunday 30 April 2023: GATE CLOSED/EXIT ONLY (re-entry only if you have already been issued a wristband)

Frequently asked questions:

Quaggafontein, Tankwa Karoo, South Africa

All the incredible images on this site were taken by Richard Ahlstrom, Alex Baier, Jacki Bruniquel, Jerome Delay, Sarah Duff, Mia Dyason, Wim Filmalter, Sean Furlong, Heather Gayle, Greg Hillyard, Lee-Roy Jason, Graeme Lay, Chris Leggatt, Eryk Losik, Ken Lovell, Steven Morrow, Hennie Nieman, Johan Nothling, Simon O’Callaghan, Jonx Pillemer, Tiaan Van Deventer, Jan Verboom, The Hippys Twisted View, Aidan Cramer, Alastair Mclachlan, Alex Miles, David Gwynne-Evans, Gift Bakkes, Kim Steinberg, Patrick Barylla, Reza Assar, Tiaan van Deventer and Tom Karpinski. All the bad images were taken by the Brain

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