What to Wear to AfrikaBurn 2024, Tankwa Karoo desert, South Africa

What to Wear to AfrikaBurn 2024, Tankwa Karoo desert, South Africa

Our 2024 AfricaBurn Fashion Clothing Guide | Furrocious Furr


What is AfrikaBurn?

AfrikaBurn 2024 beckons you to partake in an adventure across galaxies, to uncharted realms, via a shimmering wormhole and beyond. Let it be known that the theme for AfrikaBurn 2024 is "Creation".  This year's AfrikaBurn takes place April 30th - May 5th in the Tankwa Karoo desert, located between the Northern Cape and Western Cape Provinces of South Africa.

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AfrikaBurn is a week-long celebration of art, self-expression, and community, where participants from all walks of life come together to create a temporary city in the middle of the desert. At AfrikaBurn, attendees are encouraged to express themselves creatively and participate in a variety of activities, such as live music performances, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.

Not to be missed are the nightly burns every night between 6-8 pm. The burns are symbolic because they represent the impermanence of the city, and life in general.  They are the essence of the event and what it stands for.


The event operates on a gifting economy, where goods and services are freely exchanged without the use of money. This creates a unique environment of generosity and communal living, where everyone is invited to contribute in their own way.

AfrikaBurn is a Burning Man regional event that follows the guiding Ten Principles of Burning Man.  In 201, an 11th principle was added, Each One Teach One –this principle encourages the sharing of knowledge between participants.

Overall, AfrikaBurn is a one-of-a-kind experience that celebrates the beauty of human connection and creativity.


What Should You Wear to AfrikaBurn?

Deciding what to wear to AfrikaBurn can be a daunting task, especially if it's your first time attending. However, it's important to remember that there are no strict rules when it comes to fashion at this event.

The most important thing is to feel comfortable and confident in your outfit. In the following paragraphs, we'll explore some options for both daytime and nighttime outfits to help you navigate the fashion landscape at AfrikaBurn.


Day Time Outfit Ideas


When it comes to daytime tops at AfrikaBurn, the options are endless. Bikini tops, crop tops, body suits, neon, tie-dye, crochet, corsets, rhinestones and sparkles, fishnet looks, mesh outfits, and reflective clothing are all popular choices. Creative and extravagant costumes are also highly encouraged. 


For daytime bottoms flowy skirts, bohemian pants, belly dance skirts, comfy knits, onesies, shorts, sarongs, and cotton or linen bottoms are all great options. The key is to prioritize comfort and flexibility, as you'll be moving around a lot, dancing, biking, and spending time in the elements. 

black festival onsie
Outfit by @warriorwithindesigns

Some of our favorite hand made women's festival fashion brands: 











mens leggings
Leggings by @kapowmeggings

Men's hand made festival fashion brands: 









kimono dave

Kimono by @kimonodave

Layering Pieces

Layering is key, as the weather can be unpredictable, so be sure to have options for both warm and cool temperatures.  Bring kimonos, dusters, hoodies, vests, etc.

Here are some of our favorite handmade kimono brands.






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Night Time Outfit Ideas


When it comes to night time tops long-sleeved tops, jackets, hoodies, sweaters, knit tops, sparkly or embellished tops, and shrugs are all great choices to keep you warm and stylish as the night wears on. Don't be afraid to experiment with bold prints and bright colors that can add an extra element of fun and creativity to your nighttime look.

sequin outfit

Outfit by @jackalopeland

mens desert look

Outfit by @yoshizencouture

print onesie

Onesie by @badinkastyle


For nighttime bottoms have options for changing temperatures. Warm leggings, heavier weight pants, fleece-lined bottoms, and cozy knits are all great choices to keep you comfortable as the night cools down. Animal onesies are a popular option for those who want to stay warm and add some playful flair to their outfit. Don't be afraid to mix and match with different tops and accessories for a unique and personalized nighttime look.

festival outfits
Outfits by @aumi

Festival Fashion Styles

There are so many styles of festival fashion.  Pick the look that fits your personality or mix them up and create a look completely unique to you.  Festival  fashion is fun, exciting, creative, and a great way to express yourself.  
From boho looks to tie-dye, to steampunk and psychedelic prints there is something for everyone.  Here are some of our favorites:

Indie street style @fiveanddiamond

Boho chic @shop12thtribe

Festival party-wear @aumi

Hippie festival wear rave outfits @warriorwithindesigns

Desert wear nomadic designs @yoshizencouture

Desert wear @glorka, @theomnicollection

Steampunk @firekult

Tie-dye @psytiedye

Psychedelic art on fashion @jumbieart

Cool print spandex onesies @badinkastyle

colorful fur jackets

Men's Green Acid Playa CoatWomen's Pink Acid Playa Coat

Warm Coats/Jackets

When it comes to night time coats and jackets are essential at AfrikaBurn. While there are many options such as leather, wool, fleece, flannel, denim, a quality faux fur coat or jacket is the best choice for maximum for both warmth, coziness and style. Furrocious Furr offers some of the softest, warmest, and coziest coats on the market, and their perfected fit will make you feel like you're wrapped in a warm hug all night long.

All of our coats have 5 pockets and our signature back pack straps so they are super functional. We even have LED options the easiest way to illuminate your self. Don't settle for anything less than the best when it comes to keeping warm and stylish at AfrikaBurn.

faux fur colorful coat

Check out our fun and colorful Men's Dutch Coats.

sequin fur coat

Shop our Sequin Temptress Coats

mens faux fur coat

Check out our best selling Men's Desert Warrior Coat

faux chinchilla coat

Shop our exclusive, ultra warm & soft Tissavel faux chinchilla collection.

Women's Desert Warrior Coat in Champaign Chinchilla


boots burning man

Boots @dollskill

Comfy Shoes

Having the right shoes is crucial when it comes to navigating the dusty terrain of AfrikaBurn. Comfort and durability are key, as you'll be doing a lot of walking and dancing throughout the festival. It's important to bring breathable shoes for the day and warm shoes or boots for nighttime, but don't forget to have fun with your footwear choices and pick styles that complement your outfit.


festival hats

Hats @lovekhoas


At AfrikaBurn, accessories play an essential role in creating a unique and personalized look.

leather holster

Holster by @wildjunedesigns

Leather holsters are a popular choice for carrying essentials. We like @mysticfables, or Ellko and Uber Gypsy fashion on Etsy.  For vegan leather holsters check out @wildjunedesigns.


Sunglasses by @mywillows

Sunglasses and goggles add a sense of style to your look and protect from the harsh sun and dust.

Jewelry has endless possibilities! From statement earrings to bold necklaces, accessorizing with color and sparkle is highly encouraged.  And don't for get the ever popular pendant for gifting.

Parasols provide shade during the day and come in fun colors and fabrics.

led pendant

Lazer cut LED pendents from Aglowgeo will add the right light to every outfit.
LED accessories are a must for illuminating yourself in the dark. 

The key to accessorizing at AfrikaBurn is to let your creativity run wild and have fun with it.

fur coat

Men's Tibetian Wolf Desert Warrior Coat

Get the Perfect Warm & Cozy Faux Fur Fashion from Furrocious Furr

The Afikaburn is  a unique experience that you surely wouldn't want to miss. However, it's crucial to prepare yourself for the chilly nights to fully enjoy the festival. Luckily, Furrocious Furr coats and vests are here to keep you cozy and fashionable throughout the event.

Featuring superior quality faux fur and vibrant hues and natural almost real like furs, Furrocious Furr coats are an essential addition to any festival attire. Don't hesitate and to explore our men's and women's collections to gear up for a memorable week of dancing, excitement, and entertainment!


colorful fur jackets 

Men's Green Acid Playa CoatWomen's Pink Acid Playa Coat

For those who are last minute decision makers, ordering an In Stock coat that is ready to ship is an excellent option.  With a variety of styles and colors to choose from, we hope you can find a coat that suits your taste and style. Additionally, ordering an in stock coat means you'll receive your coat in a timely manner, without having to wait for production time. This is especially helpful if you're short on time and need your coat for the upcoming Afrikaburn.


 led festival coats
Don't be left in the dark. Light your self up with the click of a button.
faux fur hood
 Need a little something to keep you warm. Shop our Simian Hoods.

Mystic Wolf Simian Hood

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Yes, AfrikaBurn is a camping event in the middle of the desert. You must bring everything you need including water and all your camping supplies.

Aprox 8500 people attend Afrikaburn. Tickets are limited.

No, AfrikaBurn is a Regional Burning Man Event in the Tankwa Karoo desert, Africa. There are Theme Camps, Art Installations, Art Car, and lots of creative people. AfrikaBurn follows the 10 Principles of Burning Man.

They are more than good. Faux fur coats are essential to staying warm at Afrikaburn. The desert like temperatures can drop into the 30s, 40s and 50s at night. Having something warm, soft and cozy like a luxury faux fur coat is really the most important item you should have in your festival wardrobe. If you do not have a warm faux fur coat to wear when the temperature drops, I guarantee you will be cold and miserable.

Furrocious Furr makes the best faux fur coats for AfrikaBurn. Furrocious faux fur coats are not only stylish and fashionable but completely functional for all your festival needs. They have a wide variety of styles for men and women to choose from. Furrocious Furr coats are extremely comfortable and cozy. Each coat is made of the softest faux fur and most high quality materials, super cozy lining, has multiple pockets, and backpack straps so when its too hot you can wear you coat like a cape and never have to put it on the ground. Save your self the trouble of illumniating yourself with blinky string lights and get a LED Furrocious Furr Coat. You are immedaitley lite up with the push of a button and ready for a safe night in the dark like desert environment.

Furrocious Furr makes the warmest festival coats compared to other brands. In addition to thier wide range of faux fur from thin to thick, to super thick, to various faux chinchilla qulaities, they use a plush minky cuddle lining that adds extra warmth and coziness to each coat. They have the level of warmth each person needs.

Furrocious Furr makes the softest faux fur coats for AfrikaBurn. They only use the highest quality faux fur which are all extremely soft. The faux chinchilla furs are by far the softest.

You can get a nice faux fur coat made in China for under $100 on Amazon. But there is no guarantee how well it will fit and how long it will last. It also won't have multiple pockets and other design features that a more expensive faux fur coat will have. If you are looking for fast disposable fashion you can buy a cheap nice faux fur coat but it you want a quality faux fur coat that will last and be eco friendly a more expensive coat is the better option in the long run.

A well made faux fur coat is better than a vintage real fur coat for AfrikaBurn because it is not only animal free but also more comfortable, durable, and functional. With advanced fabric technology high quality faux fur can be as warm as real fur. Today it is doubtful that a vintage real fur coat will fit as well as a faux fur coat made today. A vintage fur coat will not have as many pockets as a new faux fur coat. Many vintage real fur coats have lost durabilty over time and will not hold up as well as a quality faux fur coat.

Yes, a faux fur coat is warm enough for AfrikaBurn. With cold winds and temperatures dropping into the 30's, 40's and 50's at night, its essential to have a warm and cozy faux fur coat for outside festivals. Faux fur coats range in thickness and levels of warmth. You should choose a faux fur coat that matches your level of tolerance in cold temprateures.

Faux furs coats CAN get wet, but it not recommended. It's best to keep it dry whenever possible. Rain won't ruin a faux fur coat and will dry hung in a ventialted area. Use a brush to fluff the fur back to life after it dries.

Yes. We recommend dry cleaning your faux fur coat at a reputabe cleaner for best results. You can also hand wash in cool water with a mild detergent or shampoo. Hang to dry. No heat.

Yes, you can wash a coat covered in dust and dirt. You must you a machine gental cylce. Too much agitation will ruin the fur. Air dry. No Heat!

It is recommended that you dry clean your faux fur coat after going to a desert event to refresh it. You can also hand wash in cool water with a mild detergent combined with vinegar. Hang dry the coat in a ventilated area and fluff with brush.

A faux fur coat is made of synthetic acrylic and polyester fibers.

A faux fur coat is 100% ethical and moop free making it the perfect eco conscience choice to wear at AfrikaBurn. You may loose a hair or too but its less than the amount you will shed from your head.

Faux fur is made out of synthetic materials in an attempt to mimic the appearance of animal fur but is made only of synthtic man made fibers making it 100% vegan and animal free.

Faux Fur coats are not toxic to wear and cause no allergic reactions.

Faux Fur coats are the not only the fashionable thing to wear at AfrikaBurn but also an essential item to wear to survive cold desert nights. With so many options in faux fur coats today you can express your persoanl style with a fashionable faux fur coat.

The most important thing to look for in a faux fur coat for festivals is quality, durability, fit, and feel. There are a few things to think about when deciding on which faux fur coat to buy for AfrikaBurn. 1. The Fit. You need to make sure the coat is comfortable, feels cozy, and fits over what you plan to wear under it. 2. The Fur. How thick do you need the fur to be? How cold do you get? 3. The style. Do you want a hood? A collar? or perhaps a zip off hood. 4. The Length. Do you want the coat short? mid thigh? knee length? or to the ground?

Fun faux fur was already a part of the rave and club cultures in the 1990's. The outside desert location and cold night temperatures of the AfrikaBurn gave faux fur its place. Faux Fur coats have become an essential part of most people's festival wardrobe.

So many festival goers wear faux fur coats because most importantly they are warm, cozy, and comfortable. They are also love faux fur coats as a way to express their own unique personal style.

The style of the faux fur coat a person needs for AfrikaBurn depends on that individual's needs and personal taste. For example many guys run hot and don't need the same type of faux fur coat a female who gets cold very easily will need. A faux fur vest is often the best solution for men that run hot. There are also different thicknesses/ warmth levels of faux fur to consider as well as different lengths of faux fur coats ranging, from waist length to floor length.

Quality faux fur coats are made to be worn and with stand any harsh environment like the desert. Dry cleaning your coat at a reputable cleaner after wearing it at a weekend festival will result in your coat looking like new again. Standard dirt and dust will completely dissolve in the dry cleaning process. Cheap poor quality faux fur coats will just not look as good after a week in the desert.

High quality faux fur coats are not moopy. Less faux furs will fall off than hairs on your head. A cheap poor quality faux fur coat may moop.

Furrocious Furr makes the best LED/light-up faux fur coats. They are by far the most durable, high quality LED faux fur coats in the market. The Furrocious Furr LED collection has the widest variety of styles and colors of LED faux fur coats for both men and women.