7 February 2012 by Roy Barford

Splashy Fen 2012: ‘The ultimate outdoor experience’

It’s got history, it’s got nature, it’s got music – there’s lots to love about the annual Splashy Fen pilgrimage.

If you like music and the outdoors, book your tickets for Splashy Fen 2012, which takes place in the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg town of Underberg from April 5 to 9.

Splashy Fen is the name of the farm on which the festival has been held since 1990. It’s a 2-hour drive from Durban and a 6-hour drive from Johannesburg. The last few kilometres of the drive is along a dirt road, setting the scene for the days ahead.

The set-up is rugged. You pitch your tent wherever you find a space, or if you’re tough enough not to need a tent, you just find a space. There are toilets and showers, but you’re miles away from the nearest supermarket and there is no electricity.

There are toilets and showers, but you’re miles away from the nearest supermarket and there is no electricity.

During the day you can hike the hills, swim in the river and take part in a number of arranged adventure challenges. The weather is still excellent in April and even if there is a little rain, more mud means more fun.

Some of the musicians confirmed for 2012 include Dan Patlansky, The Rudimentals and Van Coke Kartel.

Tickets cost R500 if you buy them in advance from Computicket, but you can also buy tickets at the gate during the festival.

For more information, visit the Splashy Fen website.

The video below showcases some of the highlights from last year’s event.

Category: Adventure, Events


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