Love thyself and thy neighbour, plants & animals
Our Wild Bush Camp is entirely off the grid. We use a donkey boiler, compost toilets and urinals.
Sites are on a first come first serve basis. Some spots are shady, others get more sun.
Please come prepared for rain and sun so you are comfortable, self-sufficient and wildlife savvy!
Please be conscious of your neighbours regarding the size of your tent in relation to the space you use and amount of bodies occupying it. Big tents need big spaces of which we don’t have many owing to the nature of our forest campsite.
There are no power points in the campsite, but there will be a charging station for phones at the Buddha bar.
Please note: Parking inside the Campsite is limited to Camper Vans only.
These sites will be clearly indicated.
All other cars will be directed to front field parking - Please do not argue with our lovely Campsite wardens about this!
We will have clearly marked DROP & GO zones for unpacking - after which all cars should please be moved to Field parking at the Lodge.
No cars will be allowed to drive in and out of the campsite from 5pm in the afternoon until 10am the next morning during the 5 days of the festival
WASTE / MOOP
We recycle everything we can on the farm.
Please participate in this Environmental drive by:
Bringing as little waste onto the farm as possible
Separating all of your waste into the appropriate bins around the Bush Kitchen during and after the event
Dropping off non-recyclables at the depot on your way out
Keeping your campsite clean - no food or trash lying around!
We ask you to leave your campsite as natural as you found it for both the forest itself
as well as its wild inhabitants who will be casing the joint for snacks!
Please do not feed or tempt them.
We have a strict NO GLASSES policy in the campsite due to all the BAREFOOT activity.
Campsite wardens will be keeping an eye on shenanigans.
FOOD & FIRES
There will be various stalls selling local, ethically sourced, lovingly prepared meals – CASH ONLY.
You can also walk to the Natures Way farm stall at the top of our road which is open between 9am-5pm, or
drive to the Peppermill Restaurant or Natures Valley beach restaurant for lunch.
SELF-CATERING & COMMUNAL FIRES
Simple bush kitchen facilities and cooking fires are available for use.
Our team will be monitoring and lighting the evening fires around the Bush Kitchen and Bar.
One fire pit is for cooking, the other for chilling.
If you are self-catering, please bring all your own utensils, washing up items and braai grids.
We will provide firewood for the duration of the festival.
Mid-summer is a HIGH FIRE RISK time of year.
For the safety of all, we STRICTLY FORBID PRIVATE FIRES anywhere on the farm.
This includes portable braai’s which you are welcome to use around the Bush Kitchen ONLY.
Campsite wardens will be patrolling regularly and anyone found to be contravening this
important environmental guideline will be asked to leave the premises immediately.
Please support us by ensuring that this safety guideline is strictly adhered to at all times.
Report to the Buddha Bar immediately if you notice concerning activity or smoke in the Campsite.
Fire Buckets will be stationed around the campsite for hand-washing and Emergency Fire Relief.
Please use them where necessary.
Your participation is greatly appreciated!
Please remember that an unconsciously flicked cigarette butt has been the cause of many a serious wildfire.
The dry alien vegetation around the campsite requires us all to be highly responsible regarding the manner in which we dispose of cigarette butts.
We will have a big stash of colourful Ciggi butt tins - please use them!
There is a Butt Depot at the Recycling Station where you can empty your tin every day.
Please bring your own portable containers for cigarette butts and respect non smokers and children by being mindful of your surroundings.
WATER & ABLUTIONS
Southern Africa is experiencing a serious and pervasive drought.
Summer is a time when water tables are particularly low #capetonianswillknow
It is also the busiest time of year on our farm so the natural spring will be under severe pressure to accommodate all the needs.
Our donkey boiler will be making hot water from 4-6pm daily.
Showers are STRICTLY limited to 2-minute power-showers throughout the festival.
Running out of water is serious and not a vibe for anyone - please support our systems!
Alternatively, drive down to Nature’s Valley lagoon for a refreshing swim
and rinse under the outdoor showers at the parking lots.
We run a natural grey water system in the campsite so we would appreciate the use of
earth friendly soaps.
We stock a beautiful range in our Craft Shop at the Lodge.
Compost toilets are dotted around the campsite.
Please follow the user friendly instructions and keep it clean in there!
Bring your own stash of loo paper in case of rush-hour emergencies.
Baboons and other Animals
These beautiful, wild, foraging creatures share the indigenous forests surrounding
the campsite with us.
They are not dangerous by nature, but if you leave food or rubbish in and around your
tent your supplies will get raided.
We do not want to encourage them so please keep it tidy and
Store snacks in lockable food storage bins
Don’t leave rubbish bags outside your tent or car
Please don’t kill our spiders! They are an important part of this eco-system
Always watch out for scorpions in leafy or decaying wood matter
Snakes are around in the summer months but are mostly shy and non-aggressive
However please IMMEDIATELY report sightings of puff adders (fat golden brown snakes with triangular markings) to the BUDDHA BAR so we can safely relocate them
Bring and use torches when walking in the campsite at night
For festival and future life purposes we highly recommend investing in a re-chargeable head lamp
Please don’t bring your DOGS! It is far too disruptive for our own menagerie of animals when we are so busy
Exceptions will only be made in the case of guide dogs or those belonging to travelling performers
LOVE THY SELF AND THY NEIGHBOUR
Noise / Personal Sound systems / Respect for sleeping people
We all vloek those campsite neighbours who keep everyone up with their questionable taste in music and loud drunken cackling.
Please don’t be that guy. And if you accidentally are, expect and accept complaints.
Camp wardens will have their ears to the ground to promote a peaceful, safe, regenerative campsite.
Please help them!