Cape Town Music Festivals With A Camping Experience

Cape Town Music Festivals With A Camping Experience

It’s no secret Cape Town is home to some of the best festivals in the world. In the summertime, we love to spend 3 (or more!) days at a festival. Here are a few of our favourite all-weekend experiences!


Next Date: 18 Oct – 20 Oct 2019
Music Style: Psychedelic, Progressive, Techno

Coming from humble beginnings, Organik has quietly grown into one of Cape Town’s most respected festivals. Their annual events, Gain Dream and Love Project, provide two opportunities to connect with the outdoors.

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Next Date: 12 Dec – 16 Dec 2019
Music Style: Psychedelic, Progressive

The epic 4 night, 5 day psychedelic festival takes place in the mystical land known as the Circle of Dreams, roughly 2 hours from Cape Town in Riviersonderend. Expect some long journey sets from psytrance legends.

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Next Date: 31 Dec – 02 Jan 2020
Music Style: Psychedelic, Progressive

Founded in 1995, Alien Safari is one of the oldest event productions in the country. More recently, they have returned their roots with more intimate gatherings in the Cape Town bringing a much needed old school vibe. For NYE they will collaborate alongside Vortex Parallel Universe to bring The Little Forest Festival



Next Date: 31 Jan – 02 Feb 2020
Music Style: Psychedelic, Progressive, Techno

Origin Festival is the first major full weekend festival of the year, presented by Good Time Events / Nano Records. Origin Festival boasts two dance floors and a wide variety of visionary arts and activities over 3 days.



Next Date: 13 Mar – 15 Mar 2020
Music Style: Techno, House, Downtempo, Disco, Progressive

Bazique established itself as South Africa’s most original and exciting large-scale festival of performing arts. A 3-day festival of art and music. Performance art, spectacular site art installations, artcars, artboats and pop-up parties can be expected. If you can’t make it to Afrika Burn, try this out.

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Next Date: TBC
Music Style: Psychedelic

Altered States has quickly become notable on the Cape Town calendar, known for an authentic and underground psychedelic experience in nature at legendary venues like Flenterskloof and Circle of Dreams.



Next Date: Easter Weekend 2020
Music Style: Psychedelic, Progressive

A 3 night, 4 day psychedelic festival which falls over Easter Weekend every year. Hosted by Vortex Parallel Universe, who are veterans of the Cape Town psychedelic scene.



Next Date: 27 Apr – 03 May 2020
Music Style: Progressive, Techno, Psychedelic, Downtempo, Swing

AfrikaBurn is the spectacular result of the creative expression of participants who gather once a year in the Tankwa Karoo to create a temporary city of art, theme camps, costume, music and performance!



Next Date: September 2020
Music Style: Psychedelic, Progressive, Techno

A global, multi-city music and art festival takes place throughout the world on the same weekend. Make sure you’re on the dance floor for the Prayer for Peace, uniting Earthdance across the globe. This year will be hosted at Kogel Bay Resort.



Next Date: TBC
Music Style: Techno, House, Downtempo

Join like-minded electronic music fans at this booming weekend festival in Stanford. Hosted on the beautiful Rivers End Farm, this festival is, quite literally, a breath of fresh air providing a scenic setting for enjoying music, browsing art and taking in the natural surrounds.

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Be sure to check out our South African Festival Calendar for the latest information and festival dates.


Candice is from Cape Town, South Africa and is a serious hodophile (a person who loves to travel). While she previous worked as a vet, Candice is currently a freelance journalist covering different topics.