Things to know


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  • Remember towels for both bathing and swimming. 
  • Rooms are not air-conditioned so you might want to bring a fan.
  • Although bedding is included in the room accommodation, if you're anything like me, you'll bring you're own pillows.
  • Please make sure that you have booked and paid for Sunday Lunch & Dinner if you are staying until Sunday late or Monday.  No meals will be booked at the venue.
  • Make sure you order and pay for your official BEARFEST T-Shirts before 30 November.
  • Pack some mosquito repellent.  We suggest Peaceful Sleep.
  • Although CANSA will have big bottles of suntan lotion at your disposal, you might want to bring your own as well.
  • No weapons or drugs allowed. (unless you share with me. The drugs, not the weapons)
  • Should you have any special dietary requirements, remember to email the request to, info@BearfestSA.com before 30 November.
  • Bring along some cash for the Bear Market stalls.  There will be some great BEAR merchandise, clothing and biltong available.  The closest ATM is 10km away.
  • No glassware or bottles are allowed at the pool as it can be a hazard.  The bar will supply your drinks in plastic glasses.
  • In compliance with the liquor license, you are NOT allowed to bring your own alcohol on the festival grounds.  Alcohol brought with you will be confiscated.
  • Although all meals are included, except Sunday lunch that must be purchased online, snacks and treats are available at the venue for the very hungry guys.
  • Remember your medication!  Either prescription or just a little something to take care of a hangover.
  • We have a hanky code!  Pick one of the coloured wrist bands to identify whether you’re private property of free for all.  You will find these, with the explanation, at the registration table on arrival.
  • A disclaimer must be completed by each person entering the premises.
  • A confidential medical form will be available at the registration desk, so that in case of an emergency the guys from EMI will be able to get you the best possible assistance.  Completing the medical form is at your own discretion.
  • Nudity is allowed at BEARFEST, sex in public spaces is not.
  • A bigger Adult Play Room is there for your enjoyment.  Feel free to bring along your toys and fetish wear.  Please note that consent is the rule!