The dirt road to Splashy Fen is getting a facelift to ensure safe passage from Underberg to the festival

There’s no denying that there has been a shortage of good news stories about service delivery of late. Adding in the past few years of challenges that poor KwaZulu-Natal has had to face; Covid, looting, flooding… need we say more. So, the team at Splashy Fen Music Festival feels it is important to share something that they consider to be great news, not just for their festival goers, but for locals of the Underberg area too.

The past few years have seen the region experience an uncanny amount of rainfall. The result is a patchwork of degradation across most dirt and even tar roads in the area. In particular, the P125 – the dirt road that leads from Underberg to Splashy Fen. Over the course of the last 2 months, the Mayor’s Office, Municipal Manager’s Office, Provincial Department of Transport, and other government stakeholders have really taken on the concerns relating to this road, and we are beyond thrilled to announce that this past week, a contractor moved onto the site to begin redoing the first 10km this road.

The process of dealing with these departments has been fruitful and the individuals involved in these discussions have all been extremely helpful with an invested interest in fixing the area. While the entire project won’t be complete for the 2023 edition of Splashy Fen, the identified problem areas will be tackled and it is a great start, not just for the festival, but for all locals and farmers along the road.

Splashy Fen 2023 takes place over the traditional Easter weekend from 6 to 10 April when festival-goers will be able to experience a long weekend in the picturesque setting of Underberg, enjoying the best Splashy Fen experience to date. Tickets are limited to 6000 and are currently 76% sold out. To avoid disappointment, grab your ticket today at