Local live music, interactive art, and theatre to enjoy; a wholesome food village to graze your way through; and acres of milkwood forests and fynbos trails to explore… even without the main attraction, the Greenpop Reforest Fest 2023 sounds like an amazing weekend away. Now add to the mix the opportunity—the privilege even—to plant trees and restore the Overberg valley to its former verdant glory, and you’ve got a profound and unforgettable experience just waiting for you, your friends, and family!
Hosted by the Bodhi Khaya Nature Retreat over the long Easter weekend of the 7 – 10 April 2023, the Greenpop Reforest Fest is returning for its 11th instalment of “fun environmentalism”: a weekend during which festival-goers enjoy equal doses of honest work and rejuvenating play. The ultimate goal is to plant tens of thousands of trees in the Overberg valley as part of a broader ecosystem restoration management plan developed by the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy. In fact, between 2011 and 2021, Reforest Fest planted over 85 000 trees!
In addition to environmental restoration and the aforementioned feast of entertainment (catering to the whole family), the festival is dedicated to educating and promoting awareness with a variety of eco workshops, talks, and classes on offer. For accommodation, there’s the exciting Tented Village, which caters to all budgets and preferences with a selection of pre-erected Kartents (fully-equipped 2-person cardboard tents) or luxury-fitted bell tents.
Set against the backdrop of the Bodhi Khaya Nature Retreat, beneath a shimmering ceiling of stars, you won’t find a more glorious place to rest your head at night after a soul-expanding day of giving back to nature; knowing that the legacy you planted that day may not only outlive you but also contribute to the wellness of the environment for decades or even centuries to come.