INFO

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VENUE

Platbos is a botanically unique forest and a rare and endangered ecosystem – Indigenous forests cover less than 0.05% of the Western Cape Province. Only 0.5% of the entire land surface of South Africa is forested today.

Platbos is Africa’s southernmost indigenous forest with trees estimated to be over one thousand years of age. It is a relic, remnant forest.

The forest is home to many indigenous creatures such as the Honey Badger, the elusive Leopard and the endangered Leopard Toad amongst many others. Help us preserve their home and learn about the natural world at Reforest Fest! Since 2011, over 55,000 trees have been re-planted here, and this March we are aiming for many more!

ACCOMMODATION

Pitch your tent (or rent one from us) and sleep under the stars.

We welcome happy campers with open arms and a space in the general camping area is included in your festival ticket. Find your favourite spot, pitch your tent and rest easy.

There are also multiple alternative accommodation options available on neighbouring farms and near Platbos forest. We give you the option of upgrading your experience with the following tickets:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Alternative Accommodation:

We suggest these awesome spots if camping is not for you try a few of the below options:

Grootbos | Bodhi Khaya | Witkrans | Farm 215  | Fountainbush Cottage | De Uijlenes

Blomerus Guest Farm | Fountainbush Cottage | Berg n Dal |

ACCOMMODATION

FOOD

Reforest Fest is a conscious festival. For this reason, we strive to serve food from vendors that keep the health of both our guests and our planet in mind. You can expect a delicious selection of fresh vegan and vegetarian food and drinks for all ages.

Family Fest Vendors:

Oh So Peachy
Social Food Club
Vintage Vinyl Cafe
Urban Vegan & Wazoogles Burger and Oat Bar
Pancake People
Tribe Coffee
Almond Creamery

Friends Fest Vendors:

Oh So Peachy
Social Food Club
Love Pizza
Vintage Vinyl Cafe
Urban Vegan & Wazoogles Burger and Oat Bar
Tribe Coffee
Pancake People
ButtaNut Toast Bar

DIRECTIONS

Situated close to Hermanus, Platbos forest is an easy 2.5-hour drive from Cape Town. Don’t miss out on the incredible farm stalls along the way!

Remember you might be arriving in the dark on Friday evening, so be sure to read these directions carefully and have them on hand. The Platbos Forest Reserve is situated in Baviaanspoort Hills on the Grootbos Road between Stanford and Gansbaai. It is a 2.5-hour drive from Cape Town. If you are travelling in a car, please try to carpool if you can. We will reserve closer parking for guests with 4 people or more in the car.

  • Directions:

    ‣ Take the N2 highway from Cape Town towards Hermanus
    ‣ Take the Hermanus turn-off and go directly into Hermanus town
    ‣ Drive through Hermanus town towards Stanford on the R43
    ‣ Drive past Stanford town and continue straight to Gansbaai
    ‣ DO NOT take the Grootbos turn off – this was the route in previous years, but the dirt road is not great this year.
    ‣ Drive through Gansbaai town
    ‣ Continue straight (you will pass a little village called Franskraal)
    ‣ At a place called Johnny Rockets Party Pub turn LEFT towards Elim (look out for the sign)
    ‣ Drive for approximately 7km up and over a small mountain and then there will be a turn-off on your left as you descend the hill. This is a tar road that becomes a dirt road and there will be a big sign for De Uijlenes. Turn left here and look out for our Reforest Fest flags and signs.
    ‣ Platbos FESTIVAL ENTRANCE will be on your LEFT before the Platbos Forest entrance. If you see the Platbos Forest entrance sign, turn around and go a bit back, and enter where there is a small farm gate
    ‣ Follow the signboards until you come to the Festival Entrance
    ‣ Drive up the firebreak to the festival

DIRECTIONS

Situated close to Hermanus, Platbos forest is an easy 2.5-hour drive from Cape Town. Don’t miss out on the incredible farm stalls along the way!

Remember you might be arriving in the dark on Friday evening, so be sure to read these directions carefully and have them on hand. The Platbos Forest Reserve is situated in Baviaanspoort Hills on the Grootbos Road between Stanford and Gansbaai. It is a 2.5-hour drive from Cape Town. If you are travelling in a car, please try to carpool if you can. We will reserve closer parking for guests with 4 people or more in the car.

  • Directions:

    ‣ Take the N2 highway from Cape Town towards Hermanus
    ‣ Take the Hermanus turn-off and go directly into Hermanus town
    ‣ Drive through Hermanus town towards Stanford on the R43
    ‣ Drive past Stanford town and continue straight to Gansbaai
    ‣ DO NOT take the Grootbos turn off – this was the route in previous years, but the dirt road is not great this year.
    ‣ Drive through Gansbaai town
    ‣ Continue straight (you will pass a little village called Franskraal)
    ‣ At a place called Johnny Rockets Party Pub turn LEFT towards Elim (look out for the sign)
    ‣ Drive for approximately 7km up and over a small mountain and then there will be a turn-off on your left as you descend the hill. This is a tar road that becomes a dirt road and there will be a big sign for De Uijlenes. Turn left here and look out for our Reforest Fest flags and signs.
    ‣ Platbos FESTIVAL ENTRANCE will be on your LEFT before the Platbos Forest entrance. If you see the Platbos Forest entrance sign, turn around and go a bit back, and enter where there is a small farm gate
    ‣ Follow the signboards until you come to the Festival Entrance
    ‣ Drive up the firebreak to the festival

FAMILY WEEKEND

15-17 MARCH 2019

FRIENDS WEEKEND

22-24 MARCH 2019