Reforest Fest Family Weekend

A celebration of Planting & Play

Join Greenpop for its annual Reforest Family Fest Weekend – a treevolutionary, eco-friendly and reforestation event which takes place in the magical Platbos Forest near Hermanus.

Reconnect with nature and enjoy a weekend rich with entertainment, for all ages, under the stars! This is a special way to not only reconnect with nature, but with each other as well – get your hands dirty have fun planting trees, let your imagination free with arts and crafts and clear your mood and mind with morning yoga sessions!

Pitch your tent on the Friday and gently ease into the night under the ancient indigenous forest canopy with chilled tunes while bonding with your special ones, and new friends, around the campfire. Saturday offers an action-packed day of planting over 5000 trees – you will be helping to restore an ecosystem that is one of the rarest and most endangered in the Western Cape! After planting, return to camp to celebrate your achievement with a forest party with live music and delicious food. Sunday s a day of resting the body and stimulating the mind with educational talks, workshops, yoga and forest walks.

Unplug from the rat race and bring along the family for a weekend of fun in the forest

Things to do and see

  • Tree Planting
  • Forest Walks
  • Yoga
  • Hula Hooping
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Forest Party
  • Live Music
  • Talks & Presentations
  • Interactive Music Sessions & Instrument Making
  • Talent Shows
  • Treasure Hunts


Dates : Friday, 15 March to Sunday, 17 March 2019

Times : Starts: Friday, 14h00 Ends: Sunday, 14h00

Venue : Platbos Indigenous Forest, between Standford & Gansbaai

Tickets : can be purchased online at

Prices  : Adults, between R350 and R525 p/person

              Children (4yrs to 12yrs), R220 p/person

              Toddlers (Under 4yrs), Free

              Traveller Tent Set Up (optional), R650 per 2pax

              Camper Van Parking (optional), R100

              Transport to Festival (optional), R200 p/person

Find Us

  • From Cape Town, take the N2 highway towards Hermanus.
  • Take the Hermanus turn off, drive through the town towards Standford on the R43.
  • Drive past Stanford town and continue straight to Gansbaai - DO NOT take the Grootbos turn off (this was the route in previous years). This dirt road is not great this year.
  • Drive THROUGH Gansbaai town, continue straight passing a little village called Franskraal
  • Turn LEFT towards Elim (look out for the sign).
  • Drive for approximately 7 km up and over a small mountain to the turn-off on your left as you descend the hill. This is a tar road that quickly turns into a dirt road and there will be a big sign for De Uijlenes. Turn left here and look out for our flags and signs for the Reforest Fest.
  • Platbos FESTIVAL ENTRANCE will be on your LEFT before the real Platbos Forest entrance.
  • Follow the sign boards until you come to the Festival Entrance. Drive up the fire break towards the festival.

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