Reforest Fest 2025

Fri Apr 18, 00:15 - Mon Apr 21, 23:45

Bodhi Khaya Nature Retreat

ABOUT

SAVE THE DATES! RESTORATION CELEBRATION, EASTER 2025


Tickets will be released in phases this year, release dates coming soon! See the Ticket Phases & Refund Policy tab for more details.


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 third 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 2025 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


Why does Reforest Fest sell tickets in phases?


Greenpop has been producing the Reforest Fest since 2011, facing both the fun and challenges of building the needed momentum to get enough people to join this exciting weekend adventure with us. We aim to avoid becoming a marketing machine in the lead-up to the festival. Instead, we create set times and communications for ticket availability, allowing our social media and newsletters to feature a healthy amount of updates on our other great programmes. and reporting. Thank you for understanding. Please mark your calendars for the next release date. Tickets always sell out, so be sure to buy in the earlier phases, and support our festival by getting active for the planet.


Do you have a group you would like to attend? Buy tickets for 10 or more people and get you tickets immediately and at the previous phase price.


Are you unable to afford the current ticket price? Send us an email at [email protected]. Motivate the cost of what you would be able to afford and we will assist you no questions asked.



TICKETS INCLUDE:




  • 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!


TICKETS EXCLUDE:





  • CAMPER VAN/Camp and Park PARKING: (see Accommodation tab)
  • 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. Note: no open flames will be allowed.
  • 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.  


**PLEASE NOTE**

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 115,645 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]


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ACCOMMODATION

Festival Ticket includes a space for you to pitch your tent. This does not include a space for camper vans, cars, or camping trailers.

Staying at Bodhi Khaya

The magnificent venue has accommodation on-site at the festival, you must book this separately with them: https://www.bodhikhaya.com/
 

Other accommodation in the area:

If you don't want to camp, we recommend the following places (when you book - please mention you are attending Reforest Fest):

 

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

GETTING THERE

You can follow this google maps link.

TICKET PHASES & REFUND POLICY

Why does Reforest Fest sell tickets in phases?

Greenpop has been producing the Reforest Fest since 2011, facing both the fun and challenges of building the needed momentum to get enough people to join this exciting weekend adventure with us. We aim to avoid becoming a marketing machine in the lead-up to the festival. Instead, we create set times and communications for ticket availability, allowing our social media and newsletters to feature a healthy amount of updates on our other great programmes and reporting. Thank you for understanding. Please get your tickets and support our festival by getting active for the planet.
 
Do you have a group you would like to attend? Or your corporate team? Buy tickets for 10 or more people and get you tickets immediately and at the previous phase price.
 
Are you unable to afford the current ticket price? Send us an email at [email protected]. Motivate the cost of what you would be able to afford and we will assist you, no questions asked. 

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Refund Policy

By purchasing a ticket, you agree to Reforest Fest 2025 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 2025 for any reason whatsoever.
You are welcome to give your ticket to a friend.

Get in touch with [email protected] should you have any questions.

 

DIRECTIONS

Reforest Fest 2025
Bodhi Khaya Nature Retreat
CFQ3+QH Uilenkraal, South Africa
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