Reforest Fest 2022

Fri Apr 1, 14:00 - Sun Apr 3, 14:00
Bodhi Khaya Nature Retreat

Reforest Fest is an annual restoration celebration that brings people together to plant thousands of trees while enjoying a celebration like no other. 

Help restore degraded land; attend workshops, talks & classes; dance under the stars with local live music & DJ’s; enjoy delicious food, art & theatre; all whilst having a blast getting active for the environment!

It’s a festival for everyone. Where families feel welcome with an array of kids activities and spaces alike. Where the milkwood forests and fynbos trails connect you with nature and yourself. Where daydreamers, big thinkers, and earth lovers unite, creating long-lasting memories and long-term environmental impact.

The 2022 event is being held at Bodhi Khaya Nature Retreat is located only 2.5 hours from Cape Town.

Programme (more information to be released):

Arrive Friday evening, pitch your tent and relax into a chilled night of gentle tunes under the stars.

Awake early on Saturday for an action-packed day of planting thousands of trees; you will help to restore the Uilenkraal valley ecosystem. After planting thousands of trees in your teams, return to camp for a forest party to celebrate your achievement.

Sunday is a day to relax your body and stimulate your mind with fun, educational activities and interactive workshops, guided forest walks, yoga and guest talks on sustainability topics.




  • A place to pitch your tent in the lovely grassy Bodhi Khaya fields
  • Tree planting
  • Workshops, talks and activities: upcycling, arts & crafts, theatre, games, educational workshops
  • Live entertainment: music and performances
  • Yoga & meditation classes
  • Forest walks
  • And so much more!


  • FOOD: We will provide some snacks during the planting and there will be a selection of delicious food trucks and vendors on site preparing fresh, delicious meals for purchase, with a large selection of vegan- and vegetarian-friendly options, as well as kid-friendly options. 
  • TENTS: These can be rented separately if you don't bring your own. See the ticket options.  
  • ACCOMMODATION UPGRADES: (see Accommodation tab)
  • TRANSPORT: It is your responsibility to get to the event. Check this link for ridesharing:
  • CAMPER VAN PARKING: (see Accommodation tab)

**Please take note that this is a family-friendly festival. Minors (U18s) must attend with a parent or guardian. We encourage you to bring the whole family! 


Reforest Fest's Past

Greenpop’s biggest planting event of the year has always been the Reforest Fest at Platbos Forest Reserve, where they have planted between 5,000 and 10,000 trees each year since 2011. 85645 endemic trees have been planted there, restoring forest habitat and furthermore helping to preserve and expand a forest that is home to many incredible, often endangered, species including the Cape leopard.

This year, they will continue their important work across the road at Bodhi Khaya, located 2.5 hours drive away from Cape Town in the Overberg region. Greenpop’s planting efforts in the Overberg valley are growing and they will be planting trees in pockets of previously forested land, as part of a broader ecosystem restoration management plan in development by the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy. Greenpop aims to grow the Reforest Fest into a flagship event that attracts a global audience as Africa’s largest citizen-led restoration festival.

Join Greenpop’s tree-planting festival and help celebrate the age of restoration!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch at [email protected]

In addition we give you the option of upgrading your experience with the following tickets:

SOLD OUT Traveller Tent (2 Pax) - R650: Not so keen on setting up your own tent? The Traveller Tent is a canvas safari tent that comfortably sleeps two people, and includes two camping mattresses. You must bring along your own bedding and pillow. If the tent is returned in good condition you will be refunded R250 on return.

Camper Van Parking - R100: Interested in bringing along your Camper Van? Purchase this ticket to get access to the Camper Van Parking area. Due to limited space, without a Camper Van Parking ticket, you will not be allowed to park in this area and will have to park in the main parking area. If you would like to park and camp you are also welcome to purchase a space. Spaces are limited so book now. 

Staying at Bodhi KhayaThe magnificent venue has accommodation on-site at the festival and they are offering delicious meals included, right at the heart of the festival. You must book this separately with Bodhi Khaya here.

Remember you might be arriving in the dark on Friday evening, please be sure to read these directions carefully and have them on hand. 

From Cape Town, via Caledon: 

  • From either the City or the Airport, take the N2 towards Somerset West / George. Continue on the N2 until Caledon. At Caledon Take the R316 towards Bredasdorp.
  • After 26km, turn right onto the R326 towards Stanford. Please do not take any dirt road alternatives on this road. 
  • At the Stanford circle, turn left onto the R43 towards Gansbaai. After 13 km, turn left onto the road signed for Grootbos.
  • Enter through the Protected area gate and follow this road (which becomes a dirt road) for 3.5 km until you see the sign for Bodhi Khaya to the left. 

From Cape Town, via Hermanus:

  • From either the City, or the Airport, take the N2 towards Somerset West / George. Continue on the N2, then take exit 90 toward R43/Kleinmond/Hermanus
  • Continue on R43 to (and through) Hermanus. 
  • Continue to follow R43 past Stanford. After 13 km, turn left onto the road sign for Grootbos.
  • Enter through the Protected area gate and follow this road (which becomes a dirt road) for 3.5 km until you see the sign for Bodhi Khaya to the left. 


We are looking for exciting food and non-food vendors to trade at this year's event. Please read through the information and fill out the application form here


Do you want to host a talk, workshop, guided walk, class or other type of activity? We’re keen to make this event as collaborative as possible, if you’re interested, read more and fill out this form here.


Does your band want to play Reforest Fest 2022? Or perhaps you're a DJ? Take a look and fill out this form here.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch at [email protected]


Want to join the event but do not have the financial means? Email for reduced ticket price subsidised by our community: [email protected]


By purchasing a ticket, you agree to Reforest Fest 2022 limited refund policy. A ticket purchased to attend and participate at Reforest Fest is non-refundable: 

  • if the event is terminated or cancelled due to harsh weather, acts of nature, government directions and/or regulations, or as a result of any other circumstance, including circumstances that are beyond Reforest Fest’s control. 
  • if you are unable to attend and participate at Reforest Fest 2022 for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to any reason related to COVID-19.

However, if Reforest Fest is cancelled as a result of government directions and/or regulations promulgated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following partial refunds will apply in respect of festival tickets only:

  • cancellation prior to 1 January 2022 – 95% refund less administration charges   
  • cancellation prior to 1 February 2022 - 75% refund less administration charges       
  • cancellation prior to 1 March 2022 – 25% refund less administration charges      
  • cancellation after 1 March: no refund

Alternatively, we can move the cost of your festival ticket to a future event. Get in touch with [email protected] should you have any questions.

Additional information

Age restriction Family friendly
Refund policy No refunds


Reforest Fest 2022
Bodhi Khaya Nature Retreat
R43 Grootbos Rd, Stanford, 7220
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