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EVENT Crazy, completely nuts, out of this world music and arts event | LOCATION Tankwa Karoo | ROAD CONDITIONS Bad, corrugated and dusty – drive very slowly | IDEAL VEHICLE Lekker Camper VW Campervan

Important Information


Renting a Camper from Lekker Camper

Campervans:  All Lekker Camper VW Campervans and Toyota Safari Campers can sleep 2 people comfortably in a double bed and come with all cooking, sleeping and relaxing equipment included.  You can check out lots more information in the faqs and campervan pages.  There are also plenty more photos on our Facebook page www.facebook/com/lekkercamper and if you like us Facebook then you will see when useful info gets posted.

Tents/Additional People: Only 2-berth campervans are available for Afrika Burn. We do not rent additional tents or equipment for this period. The campervans are equipped and designed for max 2 people only.

Looking After your Vehicle: It is the customers responsibility to look after their vehicle from the moment the rental starts until they safely return it to a member of Lekker Camper. Any loss or damage is for the customers account. Please drive responsibly and remember that there are police (real ones, not the ones in fancy dress) at Afrika Burn and on the surrounding roads. We really want you to be safe and have a great time.

Driving Safely:  Your safety is really important.  Most accident, tyre and windscreen damage could be avoided by travelling at 60 km / hour.  Therefore we impose a maximum 60km/h speed limit on the gravel road R355 to/from the festival.  This is to protect you, as we really do not want you to have an accident.  Due to the type of rocks in this area, punctures do remain a high probability.  Drive slowly and cautiously.  Be very observant.  Avoid the stony middle mannetjie.  Do not overtake.  Do not drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol or anything that may impact the quality of your driving.

The Roads:  The roads to Afrika Burn are notorious and extremely bad, specifically the last 110kms+- on the R355 to/from Afrika Burn festival where the road surface has sharp rocks that will make your teeth rattle. The tar roads are generally in very good condition. We make sure that all our vehicles are in excellent mechanical order before you rent them.  As per all our rentals, you are welcome to take as much time as you like to thoroughly check the vehicle, take photos and ask questions.  Once you are completely satisfied sign and accept the camper, you are fully responsible for it. You are choosing to drive along one of the worst gravel roads in South Africa at your own risk (note: this road is on the ‘no go’ list of every standard rental company!). If you do run into any difficulties, then we will of course assist you as quickly as we can.  
Any windscreen, tyre, tyre rim, undercarriage or tyre damage or any repair, replacement or other costs is entirely for your (the customers) account.  On return we check all vehicles and tyres at an independent national tyre and mechanical centre and any damage, alignment, damaged rims or tyres will be fixed or replaced on your, the customers, account.

Signage: Lekker Camper have very very small limited signage on their vehicles and we please ask you not to ruin it. This must not be tampered with or covered in any way or it will contravene the t&cs and you will lose your deposit.

Bikes: Sorry, all bikes are fully booked.


Survival at Afrika Burn

Water:  There is no water available at Afrika Burn.  The VW T3 Campervans do not have running water on board.  The VW T5 Campervans and the Toyota Safari 4x4 campers have a small sink which is suitable for cleaning your teeth or washing your hands only, but not enough for the festival duration.  Take your own water for everything (washing, drinking, cleaning etc.) but do not take too much and do not waste it. There is a severe drought in the Western Cape, South Africa and water is a precious resource - we beg you to use water sparingly and please do not waste water. If you have any water remaining at the end of the festival then bring it back with you so that it can be used sensibly - please do not just throw it away.  You can rent 25 litre water containers (empty or prefilled with mountain water (not for drinking)) at R60 per container - Just add these in the Comments section when you book.

Ice:  There is nothing for sale except ice at Afrika Burn.  You may buy ice to keep your food and drinks cold, but you’ll need to ensure that all water is removed from fridges on a regular (at least daily) basis.  Leaking water will damage the campervan units. Use leftover melted ice for cooking or cleaning. We recommend renting a cooler box from Lekker Camper as the ice queue can be long and isn't always close to your campsite. 25 litre cool boxes are available to rent at R50 per rental - just add in the Comments section when you book.

Food:  There is no food or anything for sale at Afrika Burn.  Take all food and required items with you.  Do not take too much, but do take enough.  Dried food and tinned food works well. Click here for a Lekker Camper Afrika Burn shopping list. The following shops will also deliver: Woolworths - http://www.woolworths.co.za . There are lots of supermarkets in Cape Town and in Worcestor (Mountain Mill shopping centre). Afrika Burn operates on a gifting ideology, so you may find some yummy food given to you at various camps. Take all rubbish away with you.  Do not overload the vehicle as this represents a safety issue and you may cause an accident or be stopped by the police.  Check out the Lekker Camper recommended shopping list coming soon that will be posted on facebook – www.facebook.com/lekkercamper

Electricity:  There is no electricity at Afrika Burn
All campervans have a dual battery system and are designed to be driven at least every other day or to run off electricity.  If you want electricity then you can either rent a solar package from Lekker Camper or get access to your own generator. Without electricity, the fridge and lights will only work for approx. 1 day after you park up, after which your boerewors, gin and tonic and craft beers may get warm.  Running the engine stationary for long periods of time in the hot weather at the festival will cause battery issues or damage to the vehicle - do not do it. All campervans (except Toyota 4x4 Safari campers) are fitted with an external plug with an extension lead. All campers have internal electrical sockets. 

Solar Packages:  The solar panels should ensure all cameras & iPads stay charged and the refreshments and meat are ice cold.  The solar package is suitable for low wattage appliances only such as camera batteries, phones, tablets.  It is NOT suitable for high wattage appliances such as hairdryers, hair straighteners etc. as they will overload and break the system.  The power collected by the solar system is dependent on the hours of direct sunlight during the day and the power used.  Save power by charging items during the day, minimise opening the fridge and turn off lights when not in use.

Toilets and Showers: There are compost toilets and portaloos at Afrika Burn which the community do their best to keep nice - you may wish to consider pimping a loo as your contribution to the event. The compost toilets on the outer edges of the burn, which are enclosed on three or four sides with no roof, have lovely views of the desert and are generally more pleasant than the enclosed stinky portaloos. There are no showers at AfrikaBurn. If you want to wash, use wetwipes or bring a portable solar camping shower and extra water, or make do with a bucket, flannel and some soap. Make sure your products are biodegradable.

Mobile/Cell Phones:  There is normally no or very limited mobile reception at Afrika Burn and from our understanding it drops at some point on the way to the festival, depending on which operator you are with. 

Equipment Shops:  If you want to buy any additional equipment then there are lots of outdoor shops in South Africa. The following shops will also deliver: TakeALot - https://www.takealot.com/ , Outdoor Warehouse - https://www.outdoorwarehouse.co.za/ . Please don't overload your vehicle as it is dangerous.


Booking Information

  • We operate on a first come, first served basis.  We do not ‘hold’ campervans for customers, as it is not fair to other customers.  If you wish to book your campervan, then you need to book securely on the website and pay the full balance by EFT/bank transfer.  One booking per campervan. 
  • The full remaining rental balance needs to be paid by EFT/bank transfer within 24 hours of making your booking and proof of payment must be emailed to admin@lekkercamper.co.za in order to keep your vehicle reservation with no exceptions whatsover. 
  • If you want a solar package, and/or trailer then add this in the Optional extras section when you book. This is subject to availability.  
  • If you want water containers or something else specific then tell us in the Comments section of your booking.
  • There is a minimum rental duration over this period which is reflected in your online quote. 
  • You can opt to take the campervan for less days, but you will still pay for the minimum period. 
  • The chosen excess will be locked on your credit card on the working day before your rental.  Please ensure that you have sufficient funds available on your credit card, as no refunds or exceptions will be made. 
    - If cancelled 28 days before pick-up = 25% of gross rate
    - If cancelled 27 to 10 days before pick-up = 50% of gross rate
    - If cancelled 9 days to 3 days = 75% of gross rate
    - If cancelled less than 72 hours or no show = 100% of gross rate
    - If vehicle is returned early for any reason no refund will be considered
    Please note: - In all the above instances, bank transfer fees are for the customers account. Lekker Camper can non not be held responmsible for any changes in currency rates and deal in ZAR (South Africa Rand) only.
  • Bookings are non transferable i.e. can not be changed to another person


Sorry.  We know that all these ‘rules’ seem a little dull, but this is the only way that we can safely continue to rent out our campervans for the festival. We want you to have a great and happy Afrika Burn - it can be a crazy, fun and wonderful experience to be part of and it may just blow you away! 

We look forward to hearing from you.  If you do have any queries, then please do not hesitate to pop us an email (admin@lekkercamper.co.za) or check out our website.

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