AfrikaBurn 2025: 28 April to 4 May

The timeline to CREATION, and the number of tickets available:

All the different AFRIKABURN 2024 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 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 suddenly can’t attend AfrikaBurn and have tickets to sell. Most 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 platform other than the official Quicket one, where the transaction is secure, the original barcode is cancelled, and a new barcode is generated to ensure that no two people can check in with the same ticket. Some very professional scammers are out there trying to steal your hard-earned money.

NB: If someone selling a ticket on Facebook refuses to use the private resale function on Quicket, you can be 100% sure it’s a scam.

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 the event has sold out. For more information on how the resale function works – please click here.



In 1986, someone named Larry Harvey and his mate Jerry James set fire to a wooden figure on a beach in San Francisco … and 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, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The event is a blank canvas on which participants project any creative endeavour 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 aims to ‘invent the world anew’ and gift its participants a space for creative expression, play and to 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, and 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 added an 11th in 2011 – Each One Teach One – that encourages knowledge sharing.

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

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 has 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/COVID-23 lockdown or any other reason.

We acknowledge that the ticket price constitutes only part of the total costs of attending AfrikaBurn. As such, consider taking out personal insurance suited to your needs. Suitable insurance is particularly important for those travelling from overseas to attend AfrikaBurn.

It is your prerogative to obtain your own insurance coverage to protect yourself if you are unable to attend AfrikaBurn.

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



We aim to ensure that AfrikaBurn is fully accessible to anyone who wants to attend. As an outdoor event in a desert environment, some areas at Quaggafontein are harder to access, especially in challenging 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 (via [email protected] for their carer if required to enable them to participate.
  • Accessible toilets can be provided to specific attendees. These are exclusively for those with disabilities.

Please contact​ [email protected] to discuss the accessibility options once you have confirmed your ticket.

AFRIKABURN 2024 entry policy:

The Gate Crew will check your photo ID against your ticket details in the system. ID/passport or driver’s licences will be accepted, so please ensure that the ID/passport number is correct on the ticket of every person travelling with you. When purchasing your tickets, please ensure you have the right 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. Your wristband is there to assist the team in case of an emergency.

The vehicle you are travelling in will need an E-Toll disk. These disks will be available to purchase online (or at the gate) 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 are 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 2024 gate opening & closing times:

Monday 29 April 2024: 09:00 – 01:00
Tuesday 30 April 2024: 09:00 – 01:00
Wednesday 1 May 2024: 09:00 – 01:00
Thursday 2 May 2024: 09:00 – 01:00
Friday 3 May 2024: 09:00 – 19:00


Frequently asked questions:

Quaggafontein, Tankwa Karoo, South Africa

All the incredible images on this page were taken by Grace Cotezee, Kim Steinberg, Kyle Kingsley, Reza Assar, Richard Ahlstrom, Sean Furlong, Mia Dyason, Hennie Nieman, Jonx Pillemer, Simon O’Callaghan, Greg Hillyard, Gabriela Slegrova, Richard Ahlsrom, Daniel De Lapelin Dumont and Alex Miles.  All the bad images were taken by the Brain, and if anyone is uncredited it’s his fault too. 

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