Afrika Burn brings life to barren Karoo

FILE image of the Karoo landscape.  Picture: Flickr.com / Jacques van Niekerk

File: The Gift of the Givers has called on the government to provide emergency support and declare the Karoo a disaster area.

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TANKWA REGION, Karoo - The Karoo has come alive during an annual pilgrimage to the desert.

More than 8,000 people set up a temporary society in the middle of the Karoo for the Afrika Burn festival last week.

For local tourism, it’s a huge event in an otherwise barren area, but as eNCA’s Yusuf Omar found out, Afrika Burn is more than just a party in the desert.

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