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Wednesday, 7th September 2022

Makhanda and its surrounding villages is always alive with different things to do that cater to everyone! This September is packed with exciting events to help you enjoy Makana to its fullest. You could take a hike and enjoy the beauty of nature, then take the whole family to a the Amazwi carnival-themed market to enjoy some shopping and end it off with discussion and poetry recitals around the fire. If you are interested in how Kasi people enjoy themselves, a township cruise will be available for you!

 Events details:

๐Ÿ‘‰ Scifest Africa Celebrates 26 Years with a Return to the Basics: After two years of hosting Scifest Africa virtually, South Africa's national science festival is returning to its live format in Makhanda. The theme for 2022 is “Back to the Basics”, inspired by UNESCO’s “International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development 2022”. In 2022, Scifest Africa will be highlighting the crucial role of basic sciences (physics, chemistry, maths & biology) for sustainable development, and emphasising their contributions to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. To download the programme go to:

Open for booking at 

Date: 7th September 2022 to Tuesday, 13th September 2022

๐Ÿ‘‰ Curated Hike by Makhanda’s Wild Hikers Crew:  Hikers will be challenged by Makhanda’s Wild Hikers Crew to take up the most instagrammable hiking trails of Makhanda and its outskirts for a chance to explore the area’s biodiversity and learn about the region’s rich and diverse heritage and cultures. For more information visit:

Date: 10 September 2022 – 11 September 2022

Time: 09:00

Venue:  The Drosty Arch

๐Ÿ‘‰ Makhanda Chess Tournament: Chess Tournament for primary schools to stimulate the young ones brains. for more information visit:

Date: 17 September 2022

Time: 10am

Venue: Vellem Primary School

 ๐Ÿ‘‰Thicket Festival: Treasuring our terrific thicket, come and enjoy a festival packed with different activities including guided walk. for more imformation visi:

Date: 24 – 25 September 2022

Time: 10am

Venue: Buthurst

 ๐Ÿ‘‰ Around the fire: Discussion and poetry recitals around the fire to learn more about Heritage. The fire was an antient tool for storytelling that will be used for this event headed by local, Malwande Bebeza and his team. For more details contact Malwande Bebeza on 074 733 7712

Date: 23-25 September 2022

Time: 16h00 daily

Venue: Makana Resort, Makhanda

๐Ÿ‘‰ Makhanda Fun Run: Rhodes University will host the Makhanda Fun Run at the Rhodes University Great Fields. This will be the first annual event of its kind to celebrate Heritage Day in Makhanda. Tickets are available at 

Date: 24 September

Time:  07H00

Venue: Rhodes University (Great Field)

๐Ÿ‘‰ Amazwi Heritage Carnival: Join Amazwi to celebrate and enjoy some shopping from different stalls, the programme will include music, readings, and dance. For more information visit:

Date: 24 September 2022

Time: 09:00

Venue: Amazwi South African Museum of Literature, 25 Worcester Street 

๐Ÿ‘‰Symphony Concert: Rhodes University Orchestra in collaboration with Nelson Mandela University Symphony Orchestra will perform a Symphony Concert on Sunday at Guy Butler Hall, Settlers Monument. For more information visit:

Date: 25 September 2022

Time: 2:30pm

Venue: Guy Butler Hall, Settlers Monument.

 ๐Ÿ‘‰ Township Cruise: A limited group of visitors and locals will be invited on a joy and educational ride to Makhanda East and learn about the area through visits to taverns and tshisa nyamas.

Date: 05 November 2022

Time: 17h30 – 20h30

Meeting Point: Makana Tourism office


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For enquiries, please contact the Makana Tourism office on: or call 046 622 3241.


Photo by Lu Mpofu



๐‘ด๐’๐’๐’ ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’Œ๐’‚๐’๐’‚ / ๐‘พ๐’†๐’๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’Œ๐’‚๐’๐’‚!

๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ช๐’Š๐’•๐’š ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’Œ๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’‚ (๐‘ฎ๐’“๐’‚๐’‰๐’‚๐’Ž๐’”๐’•๐’๐’˜๐’) ๐’•๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’•๐’๐’˜๐’๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘จ๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’†๐’…๐’‚๐’๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘น๐’Š๐’†๐’ƒ๐’†๐’†๐’Œ ๐‘ฌ๐’‚๐’”๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’’๐’–๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’• ๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ญ๐’๐’“๐’• ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’๐’˜๐’, ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’๐’†๐’Ž, ๐‘บ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’ ๐‘ญ๐’๐’–๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘บ๐’Š๐’…๐’ƒ๐’–๐’“๐’š ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’Œ๐’‚๐’๐’‚ ๐‘ด๐’–๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’Š๐’‘๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’š ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฌ๐’‚๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’ ๐‘ช๐’‚๐’‘๐’†, ๐‘บ๐’๐’–๐’•๐’‰ ๐‘จ๐’‡๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’‚.


๐‘ป๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‚๐’–๐’•๐’Š๐’‡๐’–๐’ ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’๐’… ๐’๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’—๐’Š๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’๐’“๐’” ๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’š ๐’‚๐’„๐’„๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’–๐’๐’”๐’‘๐’๐’Š๐’๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‚๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘บ๐’–๐’๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐‘ช๐’๐’‚๐’”๐’•, ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’Ž๐’Š๐’†๐’“ ๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’Ž๐’† ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’†๐’“๐’—๐’†๐’” ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’‚๐’“๐’Š๐’‚ - ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’›๐’Š๐’‚-๐’‡๐’“๐’†๐’† ๐’†๐’๐’—๐’Š๐’“๐’๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‚๐’๐’, ๐’‚ ๐’—๐’‚๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’•๐’š ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‚๐’„๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’๐’…๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’š๐’‘๐’†๐’” ๐’Š๐’๐’„๐’๐’–๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‰๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐’‚๐’” ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’” ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’–๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’”, ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’“๐’”, ๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’‘ ๐’—๐’Š๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’๐’“๐’” ๐’Š๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’† ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’„๐’–๐’๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’†.

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