Return To The Source

  • TBC
  • Electronic
  • Tankwa National Park, South Africa


Experience the magic of a Return To The Source. Brought to you by the creators of the much-celebrated Spirit Train festival series. One of the most loved and well-renowned Afrikaburn communities and best kept South African music festival secrets.

RTTS has taken their best ideas, perfected them, then brought them to the original Afrikaburn venue. Return To The Source is an intimate boutique festival celebration. So get your boldest outfits and dance through the Desert sun and moon soundtracked by some of South Africa’s finest electronic music & DJs.

Return To The Source Lineup.

The lineup will be announced closer to the event.

Past Lineup

Helmut J ♦ Megan Jane ♦ Abby Nurock ♦ Zac Marz Offroad ♦ Zsa Zsa ♦ Sachido ♦ Original Odyssey ♦ Aston ♦ El Gordo ♦ Lectric Licks ♦ Hesselberg ♦ Rob Taylor ♦ Mike Kennedy ♦ Orly Maya ♦ B.O.B ♦

Return To The Source Tickets.

Return To The Source offers a host of ticket options – which include permanent cabins, permanent A-frame tents with shade, glamping tents and BYO camping options. Your ticketing includes our festival pass for 4 x days / 3 x nights including accommodation.

The Return To The Source Venue.

Lying just outside of the Tankwa Karoo National Park in the desert is the home of RTTS. The Stonehenge Nature Reserve is an idyllic backdrop for a boutique festival to take place. And the organisers do a fine job of infusing these surroundings into the programming.

By day you can expect lazy beats to lull you into submission whilst exploring the tranquillity of vast open surroundings. The evening’s musical curation will lure you under the mesmerising laser show from the central DJ booth before witnessing the biblical Karoo sunrise each morning.

On-site accommodation is available in the form of camping, glamping and rustic cottages.

Accommodation & Travel Information.

Staying on-site:

The festival offers a wide variety of on-site accommodations directly on its website. For a full overview of all the available options click the button below.

Staying off-site:

There are no viable off-site accommodation options available for Return To The Source. The venue is remote and the festival organisers cover every possible accommodation angle on the festival grounds.


How do I get to Return To The Source?

From Cape Town city you can take the N1 to Worcester. Then turn towards Michell’s Pass/R43, R46 and R355 past the Inverdoorn Nature Reserve. Continue along the R355 until you reach Lande Doorn Pitstop. The venue is just a little further down the road from there. The total distance is 298km.

Which is the nearest airport?

International Arrivals:
If you are coming from outside of South Africa then your most direct option is to fly into Cape Town International airport which has plenty of daily flights from Europe and the UK.

The other is to fly into Johannesburg International airport (O.R.Thambo) and catch a connecting flight to Cape Town. Johannesburg is the busiest airport and also the most well connected in South Africa.