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The Stig Top Gear Durban Festival Stadium

Top Gear revs up for Durban, South Africa

Petrol heads be warned, Clarkson, Hammond, May and The Stig are revving things up for the South African Top Gear Festival.  Expect adrenalin-charged motoring mayhem, with FMX bikes, donutting, flaming rally cars, and exhilarating, hair-raising stunt manoeuvres. Photos © www.topgearfestival.co.za In fact, mystery racing driver The Stig was in Durban on 30th May, fine tuning his …

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Stu Shapiro Afrika Burns photography

Afrika Burn: Through the Lens

Strapped up, weighed down, covered in animal fur and steam-punk goggles. I met photographer Stuart Shapiro at Afrika Burn, a festival devoted entirely to radical self expression in the middle of the Karoo desert. There he was walking the sands, this crazy, Mad-Max, half man, half machine, completely and utterly dedicated to the lens. His …

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HIFA 2012 Harare Zimbabwe festival

Zimbabwe: Harare International Festival of the Arts 2012

‘The Harare International Festival of the Arts is probably the best organized festival in the sub-continent and one of the most manageably diverse’ – Robert Grieg writing in the South Africa Sunday Independent This week Tuesday sees the start of Zimbabwe’s flagship 6-day annual festival. Founded by Zimbabwean concert pianist Manuel Bagorro, and his actress …

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Afrika Burn

Burning Man meets the Karoo at Afrika Burn

Imagine a temporary town of thousands of people, with dance floors, themed camps and mutant vehicles. Only this town is in the middle of the desert, with no money and a community of people devoted entirely to radical self expression. Friends of mine have returned from Afrika Burn utterly speechless – ‘mind-blowing’, ‘life-changing’, ‘self-altering’ – …

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Gravity Adventure Festival

Gravity Adventure Festival

Every year, daring people from all over South Africa congregate round the Palmiet River in Kleinmond for the Gravity Adventure Festival, ready to compete in some of the most spectacular and grueling outdoor events the country has to offer. One of the most demanding of these is a full-day 100km adventure run through the surrounding …

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Afrika Burn video

Every year an outrageously hot, dusty and over-the-top festival descends on the Tankwa Karoo Desert of South Africa. Get the full story @ Safari interactive travel mag afrika burns from aerocam on Vimeo. Keen to visit South Africa? Check out Mbotyi River Lodge, one of Africa Geographic’s Special Places.

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