Media Release: Kasi kind of fun in Makhanda

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Monday, 24th October 2022

Even though there is no better place to enjoy a tshisanyama experience than in Makhanda, Makhanda stretches itself to be more than just a meat lover’s mecca. The taverns that are in historic areas in Makhanda also dish out a bustling vibe of great music, drinks, company, music, and just the perfect way to immerse yourself in the community, culture, and history of Makhanda!

As we move towards the festive season, Makana Tourism has embarked on a 'Creative City: Coming Home’ campaign. The line-up of activities includes a township cruise experience. "We would like to celebrate the authenticity of our region by inviting all those who have never experienced the kasi kind of fun to come along on a township cruise. "The cruise, which is supported by Sarah Baartman District Municipality, will be guided by a local and take participants on a memorable exploration of Makhanda East’s notable landscape and history with stops at popular taverns," said Makana Tourism Acting Director, Prudence Mini.

Those who have visited Makhanda's townships know that there is no fun without food! The township cruisers will feel at home and be able to sink their teeth into the spread of tshisanyama and enjoy their favourite beverages - as we all know, kasi people are very hospitable.

"We hope this and the other activities that we have lined up from now until December will reactivate everyone that has made a connection with Makhanda or the Makana region, either through school, varsity, visiting family or random visits, to come back ‘home’ so we can enjoy what makes us stand out from the rest," added Mini.

Makana Tourism Board Chairperson, Aldy Meyer, said one of the main objectives of Makana Tourism is to inform and remind people about how special their home is while promoting the city as a tourist destination to benefit the people of Makana. "It is important for the residents of Makhanda to be knowledgeable about their city so they can be proud and feel encouraged to tell their stories to the world that Makhanda is the best place to be!" said Meyer.

Event details:

Date: 05 November 2022

Time: 17h30

Meeting Point: Makana Tourism Office

Tickets: R120

Event hashtags: #MkahandaForever #Authenti-City

For enquiries, please contact Makana Tourism Office on:

Tel:046 622 3241


Social media: Facebook: @MakanaTourismGrahamstown

Photo by Lazola DjAdmix Mvula

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𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑪𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝑴𝒂𝒌𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒂 (𝑮𝒓𝒂𝒉𝒂𝒎𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒘𝒏) 𝒕𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒃𝒚 𝒕𝒐𝒘𝒏𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝑨𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒆𝒅𝒂𝒍𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑹𝒊𝒆𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒌 𝑬𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒒𝒖𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒕 𝒗𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝑭𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝑩𝒓𝒐𝒘𝒏, 𝑺𝒂𝒍𝒆𝒎, 𝑺𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝑭𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑺𝒊𝒅𝒃𝒖𝒓𝒚 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒖𝒑 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑴𝒂𝒌𝒂𝒏𝒂 𝑴𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒑𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑬𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒏 𝑪𝒂𝒑𝒆, 𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒉 𝑨𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒂.

𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝒐𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒗𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒔 𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒚 𝒂𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒖𝒏𝒔𝒑𝒐𝒊𝒍𝒕 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒖𝒏𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝑪𝒐𝒂𝒔𝒕, 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒊𝒆𝒓 𝒈𝒂𝒎𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒎𝒂𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒂 - 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒊𝒍𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒛𝒊𝒂-𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒆 𝒆𝒏𝒗𝒊𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒂𝒍𝒍, 𝒂 𝒗𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒕𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝒂𝒄𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒐𝒅𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒚𝒑𝒆𝒔 𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒍𝒖𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒂𝒔 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒔 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒖𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒔, 𝒃𝒂𝒓𝒔, 𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑 𝒗𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒔 𝒊𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒐𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝒄𝒖𝒍𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆.

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