MTN Bushfire: Travel Packages On Sale & Initial Artists Announced

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MTN Bushfire 2019 tickets are NOW on sale – and that means it's already time to start booking your accommodation and travel packages in order to ensure you secure the best possible MTN Bushfire weekend experience.

MTN Bushfire is more than a festival, it’s a living, breathing ecosystem deeply rooted in African soil, yet inclusive and welcoming to guests from all over the world. This uniquely African, and yet globally infused festival experience welcomes thousands in an atmosphere of tolerance and passionate commitment to music, the arts and the environment. Every year, over 26,000 attendees hailing from 60 different countries make the journey from near and far to the peaceful Malkerns Valley of eSwatini for an energizing and uplifting weekend that celebrates the music and arts of Africa and beyond.

Winner of the African Responsible Tourism Awards Most Sustainable Event Award in 2017, MTN Bushfire was also hailed in 2016 by CNN as one of the “7 African music festivals you really have to see” and listed by BBC as a “Top African festival.”

Due to the overwhelming support for the official MTN Bushfire campsite opening on Thursday, once again, campers can check in from Thursday 23rd May 2019 from 11:00 am. But remember - all campers must have their full festival pass before purchasing their camping ticket.  As in previous years, only those with full festival tickets will be permitted to enter the campsite.

Ahead of the 2019 edition, MTN Bushfire is excited to announce some of the initial acts that will grace the various stages, including the Main Stage, House on Fire Amphitheatre, and The Barn.

These amazing acts from across the globe reflect the ethos of inclusion, diversity and cultural celebration. The acts will also tour across the southern African region as part of the Igoda Southern African Music Festival Circuit.

Initial artists announced include: MEUTE (Germany), Oliver Mtukidzi (Zimbabwe), Mandla Mlangeni (South Africa), Maia and the Big Sky (Kenya), EME and Moonchild (Nigeria & South Africa), Dobet Gnahoré (Cote d’Iviore), GranMah (Mozambique), Lindigo (Reunion Island), and Alibombo (Colmbia).

MTN Bushfire ticket sales are 70% up from this time last year, so guests are encouraged to book early as tickets for the 2019 event will sell out.

The official MTN Bushfire campsite leads directly into the main festival site and there are many options available to you whether you have your own equipment or not.

Please take note - for 2019 it will only be possible to purchase ready erected or bring your own camping spots IN ADVANCE of the festival.  It will no longer be possible to purchase camping spots on arrival and camping spots are expected to sell out at least a week in advance of the festival.  Don’t miss out!

The MTN Bushfire campsite, run by All Out Africa, has great facilities, including hot showers, flushing toilets and running drinking water available all weekend.  There is a 24-hour café that sells breakfast, muffins, tea, coffee and juices throughout the weekend.  It is also a great spot for meeting new friends and relaxing around fires. A full serviced site, there is a free car park located nearby the campsite, a full security team on site, and guys with wheelbarrows to assist you with your camping gear. 

If you have a family there is a special zone where only those with children under 16 can camp, and if you are in a group of 20 or more and wish to camp please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make plans for your group.   

If you are hoping to hire one of our ready erected tents, then there are several options available to you. All options include a two-person tent, two mattresses and pillows with pillowcases.

The following campsite options are available and more information can be found at bush-fire.com.

For those looking for a more luxurious option, MTN Bushfire and its partners will once again offer various VIP and Glamping tent options.

Harambee Hotel offers a VIP camping experience within a stone’s throw of the festival grounds. Pamper yourself this year ‘safari tent style’ amongst pecan trees with picturesque views of the mountains of the Mliwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Harambee Hotel will offer all the comfort and luxuries within a natural farm setting.

For more information on what the camping facility includes, please visit: harambeehotel.com.

Rush Glamping Tents are sturdy spacious walk-in canvas tents contain comfy beds, clean cosy warm linen, a table, two director chairs and an electrical plug point.  Each tent boasts its very own hot water shower and personal portable flushing toilet located discreetly behind each tent.

Every morning we include great coffee and a full buffet breakfast at our dining tent/chill zone for all our guests giving you the energy and wellbeing to enjoy the festival and all it has to offer. Website: rushadventures.com

Travel Packages

Once again there are also fully inclusive travel and accommodation packages available from various destinations available from MTN Bushfire’s official travel partners.

MTN Bushfire 2019 is also offering a few new travel packages that include add-on events and offerings. For the first time, festival fans will able to buy an Igoda Southern Africa Festival Circuit package.

Join this amazing 14-day arts, music, city and wildlife tour visiting 3 of southern Africa’s gems; South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland all in one trip, from 15th – 29th of May 2019. Guests will visit The Kruger National Park, MTN Bushfire and the Azgo Festival in Maputo.

For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., You can also download the Full Itinerary Here

EverFest will also be offering a new package for next year:  The EverFest: Southern Africa Festival & Big 5 Tour, a 10 day experience combining two of Africa ‘s finest music and arts festivals  (MTN Bushfire and Azgo), with the Big 5 of the Kruger National Park on the 16th – 27th of May 2019. Please note this tour starts and ends in Maputo.

For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., You can also download the Full Itinerary Here

Other all-in travel packages include2, 3 and 4-night options that include transport and camping.

Joburg to Joburg Rush Budget Camp Packages

  • Tofo to Bushfire (3 nights)
  • Maputo to Bushfire (2 nights)
  • Nelspruit to Bushfire (2 nights)
  • Durban to Bushfire (2 nights)

All of the above camping, glamping and travel packages sell out well in advance of the festival – so make sure you book early by visiting the website, bush-fire.com


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