With less than one month to go until the 10th MTN Bushfire Festival, time is running out to secure your tickets and accommodation for what has been described by CNN as one of the “7 African music festivals you really have to see”, and most recently as BBC’s Top African Festival.
Every year MTN Bushfire camping, as well as most local hotels, are completely booked prior to the festival’s start, so if you haven’t done so already – now is the time to plan your trip with the help of the various travel and accommodation packages offered below. 
The best way to plan your MTN Bushfire weekend is to check out all the ticketing, accommodation and travel options on the MTN Bushfire website, www.bush-fire.com. 
Some reminders for everyone traveling to Swaziland – please remember that over 20,000 people attend MTN Bushfire many of them coming from outside of Swaziland and the borders can be heavy with traffic. Consider using one of the lower volume border posts (they keep shorter hours than Golela and Oshoek visit: http://www.thekingdomofswaziland.com/pages/content/index.asp?PageID=22 for operating hours) or think about planning your trip to arrive the day before or at least early in the day to avoid long waits at immigration.
All of the various travel options below, as well as all ticketing options and full festival information are available on the website. 
Travel & Accommodation Options
One option for MTN Bushfire guests to enjoy true Swazi hospitality whilst supporting local residents by booking their accommodation on Air BNB. With comfortable and convenient accommodation close to the festival always in high demand, this year MTN Bushfire has put the call out to local residents to list their homes or rooms on Air BNB during the festival.
By booking accommodation with local residents, MTN Bushfire guests can be part of the larger contribution that the festival makes to the local economy and get to enjoy the festival in a whole new way. 
Other travel packages are listed below: 
Nelspruit to MTN Bushfire - Operated by All Out Africa, this 2 night package includes return transport from Nelspruit to the MTN Bushfire festival official campsite, a ready erected tent in the All Out Africa Tent Village, an exclusive camping area close to festival entrance and amenities, breakfast Saturday and Sunday, and a Festival ticket with access to the MTN Bushfire main festival arena from Friday May 27th to Sunday May 29th (Friday 6pm -3am, Saturday 10am – 4am, Sunday 10am – 7pm). Transport leaves Nelspruit Friday morning and returns Sunday afternoon. Camping is in the official onsite campsite provided by All Out Africa.  ZAR 2200.00
Johannesburg to MTN Bushfire – Operated by The Bandwagon, this 4 day/3 night VIP overlander package offer enjoyment of both the pioneering Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and the renowned MTN Bushfire festival. The package includes return transport from Johannesburg to MTN Bushfire (leaving Johannesburg Friday morning and returning Monday afternoon), tented accommodation at Mlilwane, dinner on day 1 and breakfast on days 2-4, and a ticket to the MTN Bushfire VIP experience from Friday May 27th to Sunday May 29th (Friday 6pm -3am, Saturday 10am – 4am, Sunday 10am – 7pm) with an excellent view of the Main Stage in a private heated seating area, complete with a private bar and exclusive access to Malandela’s restaurant.   ZAR 4900.00
 The Bandwagon
Email: wayne@teambuildalliance.co.za
Phone:  +27 84 545 1717
Johannesburg to MTN Bushfire (Distance travelled +- 380km) Departing from Johannesburg at 06h00, we travel across Swaziland’s Border Post, stopping en-route for lunch, then we head towards “House on Fire”, an inspired venue set against a breath-taking landscape in the heart of Swaziland’s Ezulwini Valley. This fantasy environment is as unexpected as it is moving. The official campsite is set up on Mandalela’s Farm, within 2 minutes walking distance of the festival arena – once we have settled into our campsite we sit down to a scrumptious dinner prepared by the Rush crew after which the evening is yours to enjoy the festivities of the MTN Bushfire. Included: MTN BUSHFIRE FESTIVAL TICKET Transport: Johannesburg to Ezulwini Valley, Swaziland Accommodation: Camping (2 person dome tents with mattresses supplied) ZAR 2450.00 
 Rush Adventures
Email: info@rushadventures.com
Phone: +27 11 974-8245
MTN Bushfire 2016 with Nomad Adventures departing Johannesburg: ZAR 2400.00
Departure and drop off point: Garden Court OR Tambo
MTN Bushfire 2016 with Nomad Adventures departing Durban:  ZAR 3500.00
Departure and drop off point: Garden Court South Beach
Return Transfer to Swaziland
Entry ticket for 3 days
2 Man Dome Tents
Breakfast and Dinner
Nomad Adventure Tours and Holidays  
Email: nomad@nomadtours.co.za
Phone: +27 21 426 5445
Fax: +27 21 426 4338
Park Station Jo'burg to MTN Bushfire. Departing from Park Station, Jo'burg at 15h00, arriving at the Oshoek border post at 19h00 with scheduled stops en-route. At 20h00 we will arrive at the Lugogo Sun International Hotel. From the hotel there will be scheduled shuttle rides to the MTN Bushfire festival and the Mantenga Cultural Village and Water falls. ZAR 4 500.00
Transport From Johannesburg to Swaziland and back
4 Night accomomdation and breakfast at the Lugogo Sun International Hotel in Ezulwini
Scheduled shuttle service to the MTN Bushfire  Festival fro the hotel
A 3-day 'general access to the MTN Bushfire Festival
Day tour to Mantenga Cultural Village & Waterfalls
A visit to the famous Cuddle Puddle "fertility pool"
Email: info@mel-prod.co.za
Phone: +27 83 982-1224 
About MTN Bushfire
Whilst MTN Bushfire is most well-known as Southern Africa’s most diverse and inclusive world music festival that has always featured artists from over a dozen countries,  it is also an arts & culture festival.  The event includes contemporary and traditional visual and performing arts, cultural activities including a compelling line-up of theatre, poetry, dance, art exhibits & installations, story-telling, puppetry, film, as well as themed workshops and design installations – making it a sensory explosion of fun and  activity for the whole family.
To round out the MTN entertainment experience, the festival also boasts a fresh & healthy craft food market, a regional design and hand-made speciality goods market, as well as family-friendly camping, performances & the KidZone.
Over the past decade, MTN Bushfire has continually brought its fire with a significant percentage of profits supporting local charities including Young Heroes, an initiative that supports over 1,000 AIDS orphans.  With its extensive schools and artist outreach into Swaziland and a focus on local participation, MTN BUSHFIRE serves, in the words of one journalist, “as a living, breathing, creative ecosystem.”
All tickets and camping for MTN Bushfire 2016 are available online – with no physical ticket outlets open this year. With MTN Bushfire 2015 tickets selling out completely before the festival gates even opened, fans are encouraged to book early.
For full line up and ticketing information, please visit www.bush-fire.com or www.facebook.com/MTNBushfire 
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