QUAGGAFONTEIN - TANKWA KAROO

A COMMUNAL EFFORT AND CELEBRATION OF QUAGGAFONTEIN

A series of events hosted at Quaggafontein – building, dreaming, discovering and dancing on our new home. 

Come and discover Quaggafontein and help to lay the foundations for our holistic land stewardship project into the future. Get involved in five fun-filled days of ecosystem restoration, have a jol, and be part of something on Quaggafontein that will make a positive long term difference.

a unique eco Experience

On the last ‘Trip, we went beyond the homestead area into the surrounding veld and implemented various rehabilitation techniques with the soil and vegetation, while also continuing to work on our food garden and permaculture initiatives.

The daytime programme included immersive nature experiences, skill-sharing workshops and talks on relevant topics e.g. heritage, ecology and regenerative living. Evening festivities were self-managed plug and perform shows, celebrating music, creativity and self-expression. Not forgetting our roots, we also had a small burn on the Saturday night, built as a group.

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Photos thanks to Shannon Smith

An Afrikaburn event

On the art front, there’s always opportunities to create on the Quaggafontein and Vaalfontein farms. Whatever your idea, and whatever your dream, we’re here to help you realise it – long-term, short-term, burning or building.

Do you have knowledge or skills you can share? Are you keen to facilitate an activity at the next EcoTrip? Music? Performance? Art? Let us know how you want to be involved, and contact us via [email protected]

Our FIRST EcoTrip ...

Thanks to Alistair and Lorcan Berg for putting the Eco Trip video together.

What to Bring?

  • Strong sunscreen and hats, warm stuff for the evenings (it’s the desert)
  • Your own hand sanitiser and mask
  • Food and water (Food Vouchers are also available through the ticketing link)
  • Own cutlery and crockery
  • Camping gear (you can book a tent and a mattress too, if you want) – we do have a stretch tent set up for the designated camping space (space available on a first come, first served basis)
  • Your own transport 
  • Gardening gear (we do provide tools, but please bring gloves, etc. if you want)
  • Notebook, pen (you might want this during the workshops, or to do some sketching)
  • Dancing shoes, working shoes and comfortable shoes
  • Your gift

What you Take Away ...

  • All your trash. Everything you came with. Leave No Trace.
  • A new friend or 3 or 80
  • A newfound love for our environment, Quaggafontein and the Tankwa Karoo
  • Some knowledge, a few gifts and the feeling of doing something good

Please see detailed COVID protocols on our ticket disclaimer, including what we require of you to ensure safe EcoTrip participation.

Photo thanks to Ewan Walker

This event is a tiny step towards a picture that is bigger than any of us. It speaks to Earth Jurisprudence, and as one of our early events on Quaggafontein, it sets the tone and intention for the many happy years to follow.

ecotrip #2 gallery

Pictures by Alastair Berg, Klaus Lampen, and Stefan Juhnke

ecotrip #1 gallery

Pictures by Shannon Smith, Stefan Juhnke, Klaus Lampen, Hano Maree, Ewan Walker

Come experiment and play with us.