TANKWA TENTED CAMP & AMENITIES
A completely off-grid private nature reserve which is completely powered by solar energy and fed by its own water supply.
Imagine a desert floor, undisturbed by human traffic. It’s not the absence of life that is so dramatically visual. It is a few million years old retrospective of ancient seabed and cataclysmic geological events in Earth history, and the footprint of storms and water flow in the riverbeds. Vast pans nudge aside scrub and vlei and gentle hills and land, which drop outside of the quick glance, towards a perimeter of deep-set mountain horizon.
Across some of the expanse of tight scrub and dark flatland, there is a bicycle track that may have traversed this space anytime between two weeks and twenty years ago; a rut has embedded itself into spongy soil between the rocks. You could say it defines the beginnings of consciousness, that bicycle track. It represents a challenge that will always be here: to what extent should this kind of impact be acceptable. And where is the compromise?
A new journey has begun…a conscious community gathering around music, art, light, love, and information. Freedom is our birth-right and your senses are our playground…
As conscious humans how do we respond to this landscape in a way that pays respect to the unique desert aesthetic? The original ‘gate-keepers’ of the land here lived light on the ground. Who should be the present and future ‘curators’ of this landscape, and what responsibility comes with that curatorship?
It is the artist who is able to leave another kind of impression, a way of seeing that can affect the conscious gaze of anyone passing or experiencing their work. In the end, if the art is offered with the right intention, the aim of this project has been fulfilled.
CONSIDERING WHAT IS THE ‘RIGHT INTENTION’ IS WHERE THE WORK BEGINS.
Tankwa Tented Camp/Stonehenge is full of character with an awesome, fully stocked bar, dining, and lounge area. We will also have an awesome selection of food trucks catering to vegan, vegetarian, and meat-eating appetites.
Hot showers and toilets are on-site (please shower RESPONSIBLY as you would in a desert with limited water resources.1 x shower/day is enough). To preserve water supplies and protect our septic tank capacities we encourage the MEN TO PLEASE USE THE BUSH or ground for number ‘1’s and ONLY use the toilets for number ‘2’s.
TTC uses its own water & septic systems for waste removal – which is why we strongly encourage WATER CONSERVATION by our community when in attendance at RTTS.
Firewood and ice can be bought on-site, but please note that NO OPEN FIRES ON THE LAND ARE ALLOWED. Please make use of a Weber or existing braai-place to cook.
Please remember to treat the environment as you would your own home, and LEAVE NO TRACE. Please pick up all of your trash as and when you create it.