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Ecolution Festival

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BE THE CHANGE... you want to see in the world

Welcome to ECOLUTION, a celebration of nature, sustainability, and community! An initiative of Well-Being Sanctuary in collaboration with Precious Tree Project (NPO).

This unique festival is not just about music and having a lekker time, but is dedicated to fostering a deeper connection with the environment and promoting ecological harmony.

At the heart of ECOLUTION are three fundamental pillars: establishing wildlife corridors, forest rehabilitation, and embracing permaculture principles.

WILDLIFE CORRIDORS are vital pathways that connect fragmented habitats, allowing animals to migrate, forage, and breed freely. At the festival you can explore talks, educational exhibits and interactive workshops focused on raising awareness about the importance of preserving these corridors. Experts share insights on the impact of habitat fragmentation and ways landowners and individuals can 
contribute to creating and maintaining these vital lifelines for biodiversity.

FOREST REHABILITATION takes center stage at ECOLUTION, symbolising renewal and regeneration. You are invited to participate in fun-filled ceremonies, planting trees and fynbos, where you can get your hands dirty and contribute to restoring degraded ecosystems, as well as clearing alien species. Guided forest hikes offer an immersive experience, allowing participants to witness firsthand the transformative power of nature restoration. Through collaborative efforts, ECOLUTION aims to replenish natural biomes, combat climate change, and provide habitat for countless species.

PERMACULTURE, the third pillar of ECOLUTION, is a holistic approach to sustainable living that mimics natural ecosystems and promotes resilience. Workshops on permaculture design showcase innovative techniques for creating self-sustaining food systems, regenerative agriculture, and eco-friendly infrastructure. From composting and rainwater harvesting to agroforestry and renewable energy; from natural building to worm farming, ECOLUTION inspires attendees to embrace practices that harmonise with nature, nourish the land, and support local communities.

In addition to these core pillars, ECOLUTION offers a vibrant lineup of eco-conscious performances, art installations crafted from recycled materials, and a marketplace featuring sustainable products from local artisans and green businesses. Whether you’re a seasoned environmentalist or a curious newcomer, ECOLUTION invites you to join in the celebration of our planet and discover how together, we can create a brighter, greener future for generations to come.

Play as you learn with our AMAZING EXPERTS -

Click on the green link to meet The Ecolution Birthing Team

FEATURING...TALKS, FOREST WALKS, WORKSHOPS, YOGA, LIVE MUSIC, ECSTATIC DANCE,TREE- AND FYNBOS PLANTING, ALIEN SPECIES CLEARING,FOOD STALLS, KIDS ZONE, FIRE DANCING, TRADING AND SO MUCH MORE!

SUPPORT THIS INITIATIVE -  VOLUNTEERING AND FUNDRAISING

Do you want to get involved and share your gifts? Fill in the application form and become part of the family

Click on the link in green Volunteer and Funraising Forms

Contact Mariette to Donate 066 256 8468 for further information

ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL PACKAGE FOR THE FESTIVAL

Each tent is equipped to a standard commensurate with the price you are paying.For more details on the creature comforts of each specification, please contact Mariette Carstens via WhatsApp directly: 066 256 8468 Special glamping offer price for festival - does not include your entry ticket.  If you wish to glamp you can add accommodation in the checkout section once you purchace your tickets. Glamping makes it easy as there is no packing or set-up required. Let us look after you.

DELUXE GLAMPING - book at check out

Next Level Luxury 5m Bell Tent 

1 to 2 people R2,000 (variety in beds available, first come, first serve)

3 to 4 people R2,800

BASIC GLAMPING -  Contact Mariette 066 256 8468

3m Dome Tent

R1,500 (2 Single beds )

2.5m Baby Bell Tent

R1,000 (1 Single bed)

TICKETS -  Your ticket incorporates the purchase of an endemic indigenous tree. 

EARLY BIRD ADULTS R399 LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS UNTILL 30 JUNE 2024
EARLY BIRD KIDS R199

STANDARD ADULTS R699 LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS UNTILL 31 AUGUST 2024
STANDARD KIDS R299
* Sales window closes 31 August 2024

SNOOZE ADULTS R999
SNOOZE KIDS R399

* Effective 1 to 29 September 2024

Ticket price includes free camping (bring your own tent), drinking water, firewood and entertainment. Provide your own food or purchase your meals from the food stalls 

We value clear, conscious connection
NO PETS. NO ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS. RIGHT OF ADMISSION RESERVED

For frequently asked questions click here


What our friends say

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Well-Being Sanctuary and it exceeded all of my expectations. The glamping tents were luxurious and secluded, offering the perfect escape from the city. The views of the hills, forest, and lake were absolutely breathtaking, and the natural recreational activities available on the property were a highlight of my trip. I particularly enjoyed exploring the indigenous forest and spotting small buck tracks and other animals. The Sanctuary is also home to a wide variety of birds, including the beautiful Knysna Loeries. The lake provided the perfect spot for swimming and lounging on one of the four beaches. I also appreciated the option to bring my own kayak or stand-up paddle board to explore the lake at my leisure. The location of the sanctuary is also ideal, with easy access to the nearby towns of George and Knysna, as well as the Wild Oats Saturday Farmer's Market. The organic veggie garden and natural beekeeping walks were a nice bonus, and the clear shared hot showers were a welcome relief after a day of activities. Overall, I would highly recommend the Well-Being Sanctuary to anyone looking for a peaceful and rejuvenating getaway. The staff was friendly and the glamping was very comfortable and beautiful. I can't wait to return!
I have been to the WBS many times. It feels like home. Tranquillity, nature, lake. Comfortable glamping. Peace.
Love this place. So very special! The serene beauty. I love the ethos and respect for the land. Thank you Mariette for being such a fantastic host.
Wow what a magical place! I’ve been here for a number of festival and even a wedding. It’s out of this world! The setting of the wedding ceremony overlooking the vast lake with the sun setting in the distance over the lake was magical and so romantic. It’s a fabulous setting for festivals too or even just for a break away week or weekend on your own or with family and friends. We loved swimming in the warm waters of the beautiful lake. The forest walks were enchanting! The facilities are great and the service of the team there is excellent, responsive and friendly. I really recommend this place, it’s a hidden gem
What a piece of paradise. Beautiful nature with amazing energy. Loved my stay here and looking very much forward to the next visit.
Such an incredible wholesome space and place to unwind, rewind and refuel. Mariette and her team have created an incredible natural sanctuary that simply lets you exhale all the stresses that come with living and inhale much needed rest and restore. It is transformative in the most gentle of ways. The Well-Being Sanctuary is just that - a sanctuary to restore our senses and return to wellbeing. My advice if you are reading this - go!!!
Well Being sanctuary is exactly what the name describes, A sanctuary of sacred serenity and abundant simplicity where Mother Nature gifts a beautiful balance of Earth, water, fire and air. My soul is nourished, revived and inspired after being there every time.
Amazing place to relax if you are looking for somewhere off the beaten track, peaceful , quiet and beautiful. Mariette is a most generous and responsive host - great communication and so informative about the land and all its magic. What really adds to your whole experience is that the it centres around sustainability with a fantastic glamping experience. The tents are spacious and the beds are super comfortable - had such a good sleep after all the day’s activities: Beautiful walk along the banks of the lagoon followed by the longest swim. Tip - try out all of the beaches - each has its own unique character!
Wonderful serene place to get away from it all and connect with nature - and yourself. Glamping accommodation that is clean and comfortable and caters for every need. Off the beaten path but close enough to civilisation. Beautiful walking paths through indigenous forest, breathtaking views and insane sunsets. Ideal for nature lovers and bird watchers. Enjoying fireside chats, SUP’ing on the river/ lake, horse riding and reading. Highly recommended!
A most magical destination, filled with loving and supportive facilitators. The combination of land, water, trees, energy and safe space of love and compassion. I cannot recommend this location enough, please do yourself a favour and visit the Well-Being Sanctuary.