In March 2018, Greenpop will be hosting their 8th annual Reforest Fest in the ancient Platbos Forest Reserve. But this isn’t just your ordinary festival, it is the largest citizen-led reforestation festival in Africa.
The Reforest Fest is a chance for you to (re)connect with yourself, your fellow humans and with nature. With the current Cape water crisis, tree-planting is needed now more than ever for the various long-term benefits reforestation has on the earth’s water cycle and returning the ecosystem to its natural state.
Embrace the opportunity to help plant thousands of trees, dance under the stars to the sounds of some phenomenal bands and artists, learn from eco-workshops and activities, enjoy delicious food, and much more. Last year, Greenpop planted 8000 trees and this year they aim to plant even more.
The Reforest Fest
Each year, Greenpop hosts the Reforest Fest over two weekends in the beautiful Platbos Forest Reserve, just over two hours drive away from Cape Town in the Overberg region. The Reforest Fest 2018 lineup features a host of amazing local bands and artists, including The Brothers Remedy, TouchWood, The Flamels, Chico Muya, Nevau and many more.
Greenpop launches its 8th annual Platbos Reforest Fest over two weekends: March 16-18 (Family Fest) and March 23-25 (Friends Fest). Adult tickets cost R525 each and tickets for children up to 12 years old cost R220.
Family Fest is for parents and children to connect in nature while planting trees, enjoying great family entertainment and participating in activities for all ages. Unplug for some quality family time in the great outdoors and learn lessons about the planet.
Friends Fest is for people who would like to get their hands dirty and make positive impact for the environment. As well as planting thousands of trees, fest goers will enjoy eco-talks, yoga, live music and much more. Friends Fest activities and talks are more tailored to adults, but all ages are welcome at both festival weekends.
Get your tickets to Platbos Reforest Fest here.
Who is Greenpop?
Greenpop is a social enterprise on a mission to (re)connect people with the planet. They plant trees through urban greening and reforestation projects, spread environmental education, and activate people through green workshops and events.
Greenpop was founded in 2010 and has since planted 80000 indigenous and fruit trees at schools and other urban sites, community farms as well as forests across South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania. More than the number of trees, Greenpop is inspired by the hands that have helped to plant the trees and the further thousands that have joined Greenpop’s eco-education programmes and made a commitment to be custodians of our beautiful planet.
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We are giving away two double tickets: one set of tickets is for the friends Reforest Fest weekend and one set of tickets to the family Reforest Fest weekend.
This competition closes at midnight on 28 February 2018. Getaway’s usual terms and conditions apply.