Reforest Fest 2024
Fri Mar 29, 12:00 - Mon Apr 1, 12:00
Bodhi Khaya Nature Retreat
RESTORATION CELEBRATION, EASTER 2024
Reforest Fest is an annual restoration celebration that brings people together to plant thousands of trees while enjoying a celebration like no other.
For the second year, the event will be held over Easter. It’s a festival for everyone and whether you celebrate Easter or not, there is much to be grateful for over this long weekend. Where creativity meets participation, join in the diverse array of entertainment with interactive art & theatre for the whole family - all whilst having a blast getting active for the environment. Help restore degraded land; attend workshops, talks & classes. Celebrate under the stars with local live music & DJ’s and delight in the wholesome food village.
The stunning surrounds of Bodhi Khaya Nature Retreat welcome explorers to its milkwood forests and fynbos trails, in addition to beautiful on-site accommodation. Alternatively, you can join our Tented Village, featuring luxury-fitted bell tents.
The 2024 event is being held at Bodhi Khaya Nature Retreat, which is located only 2.5 hours from Cape Town, nearby Gansbaai and Stanford.
Programme (more information to be released in the lead up to the event):
Arrive Friday afternoon, pitch your tent and relax into a chilled night of gentle tunes under the stars.
Awake early on Saturday and get active helping to restore the Uilenkraal valley ecosystem during for an action-packed day of planting thousands of trees. 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, with chilled campfire vibes into the evening.
Monday, we encourage you to enjoy the stunning natural surroundings of Bodhi Khaya before you depart back home.
TICKETS - click the ticket link to purchase
- SUPER EARLY BIRD - R495
- A place to pitch your tent in the Bodhi Khaya campsite
- Tree planting, including all demos
- Workshops, talks and activities: upcycling, arts & crafts, theatre, games, educational workshops, and lots more!
- Live entertainment: music and performances
- Yoga 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 ride-sharing: https://bit.ly/LiftshareRFF24
- CAMPER VAN/Camp and Park PARKING: (see Accommodation tab)
This is a family-friendly festival. Minors (U18s) must attend with a parent or legal guardian. We encourage you to bring the whole family!
Due to the sensitivity of the event and site, no pets are allowed (only the resident animals at Bodhi Khaya Nature Retreat will be allowed in the festival space).
Reforest Fest's Past
Since 2011, Greenpop’s biggest tree-planting event of the year has always been the Reforest Fest! By facilitating attendees to plant between 5,000 and 10,000 indigenous trees each year, this event contributes towards Greenpop's Uilenkraal Forest Restoration Project which aims to restore degraded forest patches at the Platbos Forest Reserve and Bodhi Khaya Nature Retreat. So far, the project has planted over 110,645 trees, restoring forest habitat and furthermore helping to preserve and expand a forest that is home to a number of incredible creatures, many of which are vital to the function of the ecosystem, such as our elusive apex predator, the Leopards of the Cape. Other creatures that make use of this indigenous forest for their survival include Bushbuck, Large-spotted Genets, and, of course, baboons.
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 with [email protected]
We will be offering Glamping Tents through Expedition Glamping.
The Glamping Option sees you enveloped in comfort inside a beautiful 5m Bell Tent.
See our ticketing page for a description of what you can expect.
Camper Van Parking - R200
VENDORS AND COLLABORATORS
There are a number of opportunities to get involved in the running of the event, deadlines are currently 1 December 2023.
Are you a musician, band or DJ and want to play at Reforest Fest 2024? Take a look at more details and apply here: https://bit.ly/MusoRFF24
Collaborate: Workshop Hosts / Facilitators / Speakers
Would you like to host a class, workshop or actvitiy at the event? Are you speaker who has and important environmental message to tell? Read further details and apply here: https://bit.ly/CollabRFF24
We're on the lookout for plant-based food vendors and incredible sustainable artisans to sell their products at Reforest Fest 2024. Read more about it and apply here: https://bit.ly/VendorRFF24
Be a part of the tight-knit community that is our team building the event. Read more and apply here: https://bit.ly/TeamRFF24
We have two internships for the Reforest Fest available, click on the links below for more information and to apply.
Events Production Internship: https://bit.ly/HardwareInternRFF24
Events Coordination Assistant Internship: https://bit.ly/InternRFF24