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Eastern Cape Destination Perception SurveyLet's get to know you a little better for an improved...Thursday, 14th October 2021
Restaurants play an important role in...From the closure of the country’s borders, hotels and...Monday, 2nd August 2021
Restrictions eased on gatherings, movement...SA returns to adjusted lockdown level 3.Monday, 26th July 2021
Sho't Left Travel WeekA South African Tourism campaign in partnership with the...Friday, 23rd July 2021
Lockdown Level 4 ExtendedLevel 4 lockdown has been extended for another two weeks.Monday, 12th July 2021
Share the warmth with the Pumba Foundation...Share the warmth with the Pumba Foundation clothing driveFriday, 9th July 2021
Homestay Experiences: A rapidly growing...Homestays are increasingly the preferred accommodation for...Thursday, 25th March 2021
Homestays: Gem of Eastern Cape TourismTownship tourism gets a boost.Thursday, 25th March 2021
Support local and be a tourist in your own...Government focuses on rural tourism and particularly less...Thursday, 25th March 2021
The Makana Sunshine Golf ClassicThe Makana Sunshine Golf Classic was a two day festive...Wednesday, 3rd March 2021
Golf, not just a sport but means for a...Makana Tourism’s first ever Golf Tournament, The...Monday, 15th February 2021
#IAM Makana Finalists AnnouncedCheck out who made it as a finalist in the #IAM Makana...Wednesday, 30th December 2020
Tourism Industry Takes a Zero Tolerance...Tourism Industry arms itself with a zero tolerance approach...Friday, 18th December 2020
Makhanda dishes out a Halloween treat for...Locals explore their City through Makhanda's Creepy Pub...Monday, 2nd November 2020
Calling all Photo and Film enthusiasts!Enter your best photo or video in the #IAM Makana Photo and...Tuesday, 27th October 2020
Makhanda's Jerusalema Dance Challenge in...Relive Makhanda's Jerusalema Dance Challenge in PicturesTuesday, 29th September 2020
South Africa's National Science Festival...Scifest Africa invites you to journey on the 'Road to...Wednesday, 9th September 2020
Makhanda Unites in SongMakhanda is set to take on the Jerusalema Dance Challenge!Wednesday, 9th September 2020
Makhanda Unites in SongMakhanda is set to take on the Jerusalema Dance Challenge!Wednesday, 9th September 2020
Are you a hedgehog or a fox?Transformations from good to great businesses come about by...Monday, 31st August 2020
Online lessons any small business needs to...The National Arts Festival presents some strategies that...Monday, 31st August 2020
The show continues for EC dance culture and...Eastern Cape dance culture and traditions extended its...Monday, 31st August 2020
Steam ForwardScifest Africa recently launched weekly science...Wednesday, 19th August 2020
Local is Leka, say Local Traders as they...Fancy a trip to the local market without even leaving your...Friday, 26th June 2020
Makana Tourism goes virtualMakana Tourism invites everyone on a virtual adventure.Wednesday, 10th June 2020
Popular National Arts Festival Village Green...The Village Green, will this year become an online treasure...Friday, 5th June 2020
NAF 2020 - How We'll be doing it DifferentlyThe Covid-19 pandemic has put the arts sector and all...Friday, 3rd April 2020
New COVID-19 regulations to apply to all .za...The Department of Communications and digital technologies...Friday, 27th March 2020
National Arts Festival 2020The NAF 2020 won’t be cancelled, but it will be...Wednesday, 18th March 2020
Fort Governors EstateThis place is an antelope heaven!Tuesday, 3rd March 2020
10 Lesser Known Small Towns in South AfricaDaniel David Hendricks (Travelstart) gives a breakdown of...Tuesday, 15th October 2019
10 Intriguing Things to Do in GrahamstownGrahamstown: an energetic scene with an eclectic fusion of...Tuesday, 15th October 2019
Observatory Museum OpensIconic landmark reopens during Heritage Month.Thursday, 12th September 2019
Makana Tourism is hiringMakana Tourism has a vacancy for a Marketing Destination...Monday, 2nd September 2019
National Arts Festival Opens On ThursdayIt’s all systems go for the opening of the 45th NAF...Monday, 24th June 2019
Creativate Digital Arts FestivalCreativate is landing in Makhanda this June/July with a...Monday, 10th June 2019
Makhanda is Open for BusinessOur message is clear: we are open for business.Friday, 24th May 2019
Stay and eat your way through the Eastern...Kerry Hayes checked out the region, and was blown away by...Thursday, 11th April 2019
To a tee: 12 of the Eastern Cape's Golf ClubsSouth Africa is known for its excellent golf courses, and...Thursday, 11th April 2019
More Top Shows Revealed for the NAF 2019The 45th National Arts Festival is set for June and the...Friday, 15th March 2019
Six Steps To a Hassle-free National Arts...It’s almost 100 days until the start of the 45th...Tuesday, 12th March 2019
We've got this!Letter from Tony Lankester, CEO of the National Arts...Wednesday, 6th March 2019
23rd Annual SciFest AfricaThe theme for this year is “Discover Your...Wednesday, 6th March 2019
The South African Who Gave the World the...There are not many South Africans who have been honoured by...Friday, 11th January 2019
Eastern Cape Christmas MarketsAvoid the mall and do your festive shopping at these...Monday, 12th November 2018
The Student Pilgrimage to Bathurst and Port...Every Rhodes student has, at least, once done the...Tuesday, 4th September 2018
#EcoTravels - A nature lover's guide to the...Get your nature on at one of these wild and central Eastern...Monday, 3rd September 2018
Winter Festivals in the Eastern CapeThe winter festivals in the Eastern Cape are an open...Friday, 6th July 2018
Water Shortage in GrahamstownWater rationing in effect during NAF.Sunday, 1st July 2018
Why you should do a road trip through the...Want to go on a road trip in the Eastern Cape?Friday, 18th May 2018
Big Five Experiences AssessedDave Marsh assesses wildlife experiences on one of South...Monday, 7th May 2018
Cultural Sandwich - Extending your Festival...Here are some ideas for what you can get up to in the...Friday, 20th April 2018
Early Bird Alert for the NAF 2018Snap up some hot tickets now before the full programme goes...Friday, 6th April 2018
44th National Arts FestivalFeel the cultural pulse of the nation.Tuesday, 3rd April 2018
SciFest Africa celebrates 22nd AnniversarySouth Africa’s National Science Festival, Scifest...Wednesday, 31st January 2018
Everything you need to know about Addo...There are over 600 elephants in Addo Elephant National Park.Tuesday, 16th January 2018
Tourism Routes in the Eastern CapeDid you know that Grahamstown belongs to 2 routes - The...Monday, 15th January 2018
SA's 10 most endangered cultural heritage...The most endangered cultural heritage sites in SA have been...Thursday, 14th December 2017
Holiday ActivitiesHere are a few suggestions to keep you and your family busy...Friday, 1st December 2017
Safari Gem Sparkles at Industry AwardsKwandwe Ecca Lodge Overall Winner in Safari Awards.Wednesday, 8th November 2017
Observatory Museum to be RenovatedOne of Grahamstown's oldest heritage sites to be renovated.Thursday, 5th October 2017
Be a Tourism SuperheroShaun Van Eck, The Tourism Coach, shares his knowledge on...Friday, 1st September 2017
Top 12 Rated Accommodation Spots in...The Getaway Magazine's pick.Monday, 28th August 2017
SA's most drool-worthy PizzasOur Rat & Parrot makes the list!Tuesday, 8th August 2017
Bathurst Country Affair 2017The 6th Bathurst Country Affair takes place from the 4th to...Friday, 28th July 2017
National Schools Festival 2017Hot on the heels of the 2017 Grahamstown National Arts...Sunday, 9th July 2017
Special Offers - Game Reserves and...The Grahamstown area features many wonderful private game...Monday, 3rd July 2017
Ten Reasons Why You Need to Get to the...From 29 June to 9 July Grahamstown will become the cultural...Monday, 26th June 2017
National Youth Wind OrchestraTwo Kingswood pupils, Georgia Cadle and Maka Makoni, have...Wednesday, 21st June 2017
Do you want to be Star-graded?Now is the time to get your star-grading!Monday, 5th June 2017
The Unique Appeal of the Eastern CapeThe Eastern Cape is one of South Africa’s most...Tuesday, 9th May 2017
You Know You're from the Eastern Cape When...If you know all about Nanaga homemade roosterkoeks, Ox...Tuesday, 9th May 2017
Wall Murals in our Creative CityGrahamstown is known as a Creative City and the centre for...Wednesday, 26th April 2017
Water Shortage in MakanaDrought conditions affect security of water supply in...Wednesday, 26th April 2017
Masicule 2017"Remember the eisteddfods we used to take part in at...Monday, 20th March 2017
eKasi Tourism Route in eRhiniTourism is one of the few sectors that can create jobs.Friday, 24th February 2017
5 things you did not know about ILAMILAM is a research institution devoted to the preservation...Friday, 24th February 2017
Get Out and AboutSometimes it’s always a good idea to jive up your...Friday, 10th February 2017
SciFest Africa turns 21In 2017, Scifest Africa invites you to come and celebrate...Tuesday, 10th January 2017
Shark-like Skull Completes the PictureA Grahamstown scientist is a partner in a significant...Thursday, 5th January 2017
Maru win New Year's Cup FinalGrahamstown’s Makana Rhini United Football Club...Sunday, 1st January 2017
Explore Grahamstown in a DayCarissa Govender offers a great itinerary for Grahamstown's...Thursday, 1st December 2016
Attractions of the Sunshine CoastCape Town - The stellar route amongst all Eastern Cape...Tuesday, 1st November 2016
EC Shines at Lilizela 2016The Eastern Cape's light shone brightly at the recent...Thursday, 20th October 2016
Must-see Cultural AttractionsTourism Update highlights not-to-be missed cultural...Friday, 14th October 2016
Attractions that Tourists Should SeeSouth Africa has countless attractions that deserve more...Friday, 14th October 2016
South Africa - Pressure leads to better...South Africa has had record arrivals this year, while...Friday, 30th September 2016
Montagu Pass RevisitedThe Montagu Pass was the once the main route between Cape...Friday, 30th September 2016
Rewarding the Best of the Best at NAF16Artistic excellence was celebrated at the National Arts...Sunday, 10th July 2016
Best Student Theatre at NAF16Awards for the best works by students at the 2016 National...Sunday, 10th July 2016
Pet-Friendly Places in the CapeWhat if Buster also wants to pack up and head out on the...Monday, 20th June 2016
Thandi the RhinoPoachers in the Eastern Cape hacked off the horns of Thandi...Monday, 20th June 2016
Africa's Musical HeritageMusic without borders - From its home in Grahamstown,...Tuesday, 31st May 2016
Africa Month 2016The theme for Africa month 2016 is “Africa,...Saturday, 28th May 2016
Festivals Calendar 2016Make plans to catch some of the country’s best...Monday, 4th April 2016
Celebrating HistoryGrahamstown's Albany Museum will be celebrating our local...Monday, 7th March 2016
Road Tripping around the Eastern CapePort Elizabeth’s surrounding areas offer great...Thursday, 18th February 2016
Safari with a DifferenceA haven for wildlife of all shapes and sizes and home to...Wednesday, 17th February 2016
A Lighthouse with StyleDid you know that the Great Fish Point lighthouse has an...Monday, 15th February 2016
Adult Content at Scifest 2016This year the festival has some thought provoking, and even...Monday, 15th February 2016
Eastern Cape SafarisWhen you choose to embark on one of many Eastern Cape...Sunday, 14th February 2016
Rhodes University 2016 BursariesRU offers bursaries in agricultural and environmental and...Saturday, 30th January 2016
SciFest Turns 20Scifest Africa was established in 1996 to promote public...Saturday, 16th January 2016
A Glimpse into HistoryThe Albany Museum opens its new World War I exhibition to...Saturday, 12th December 2015
Oh what a changeable Day!Grahamstown is drenched in history.Thursday, 3rd December 2015
8 of the Best Pie Stops on the N2Here are eight places that are worth stopping at for a pie...Thursday, 19th November 2015
Top Beaches near GrahamstownNearby Ndlambe Local Municipality (Port Alfred, Kenton on...Thursday, 5th November 2015
Marketing Coordinator WantedMakana Tourism's looking for a Marketing Coordinator.Thursday, 5th November 2015
The Grahamstown I adoreLast weekend we had a friend visit us from Cape Town.Wednesday, 28th October 2015
South African Festival Bucket ListFrom stunning visual art and live music, to superb food and...Tuesday, 20th October 2015
The Colour is Orange, My FriendsSpring has sprung and the colour is orange, my friends!Thursday, 24th September 2015
Mbodla Eco-Heritage RouteThe Mbodla Eco-Heritage Route takes you through some of the...Monday, 7th September 2015
New Home for Golf CourseThe last official rounds of golf were recently played at...Thursday, 20th August 2015
Historic Port Alfred Hotel OpensOne of the Sunshine Coast’s best-known hotels, the...Thursday, 20th August 2015
Quick Silver Get Free Series Heads to Port...The Quick Silver Get Free Series Heads to Port Alfred at...Wednesday, 19th August 2015
Festival Gallery Celebrates Art and great...The National Arts Festival this week launched the Festival...Monday, 17th August 2015
Ringing Endorsement for Arts as Festival...The popularity of Grahamstown’s National Arts...Wednesday, 15th July 2015
Call Out for Independent Productions by SA...The SAST (South African State Theatre) is offering South...Monday, 13th July 2015
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Team to Tour...Upcoming tour of shopping centers to include discussion on...Wednesday, 1st July 2015
See the Eastern Cape in 48 HoursThe Eastern Cape has a lot to offer, from Big Five game...Thursday, 25th June 2015
Winter Safari: Why Hibernate when there's...Winter is upon us, but instead of going into hibernation,...Wednesday, 20th May 2015
Must-see small Towns of South AfricaInternationally travel bloggers are taking the travel world...Friday, 15th May 2015
Fables Bookshop to host author Mark HenningOn Thursday 30th April, Fables Bookshop in Grahamstown is...Tuesday, 28th April 2015
10 of the Best BeachesOur nearby Shelley Beach at Kenton-on-Sea makes this...Monday, 27th April 2015
When I was a FishMike became obsessed with fishes during his early childhood...Friday, 17th April 2015
5 New Luxury OfferingsVast open spaces, wilderness areas and unique experiences...Tuesday, 7th April 2015
Self-Drive Heritage Routes in South AfricaSeptember is Heritage Month: a time for celebrating...Tuesday, 7th April 2015
Pet-friendly Road Trip through South AfricaOne bakkie packed with a lover and an adolescent canine:...Tuesday, 7th April 2015
The 7 Wonders of old CacaduWhether you're on an adventure to explore all of them, or...Tuesday, 3rd March 2015
Sleeping with GiantsThe Eastern Cape, with its mild weather and malaria-free...Monday, 9th February 2015
Romance and Adventure in a Tranquil...It’s savvy travellers indeed who choose to round out...Monday, 9th February 2015
International Violinist and Pianist visit...International Violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou and Bryan...Monday, 9th February 2015
Pennypinchers Host Home and Building ExpoThere's a buzz on the floor of the Grahamstown branch of...Thursday, 5th February 2015
Looking for a New PerspectiveGrahamstown – City of Saints, Sinners, Students....Monday, 2nd February 2015
Grahamstown TVwww.grahamstown.tv - the new Web TV station for Grahamstown...Wednesday, 28th January 2015
Get off the Beach and Explore!Needing accommodation over Christmas? Want to get away from...Saturday, 13th December 2014
Foto Fence CompetitionMission: Discover amazing new photographers in Grahamstown...Wednesday, 3rd December 2014
Puku isiXhosa Story CompetitionThe PUKU Children’s Literature Foundation had their...Monday, 1st December 2014
Become a member of RoutespotsRoutespots is a location-based mobile site for travellers...Friday, 28th November 2014
Raggy Charters "Best Marine...Raggy Charters of Port Elizabeth which conducts whale,...Monday, 24th November 2014
Fables Auction 20/11Ian Balchin from Fables Bookstore has a new collection of...Friday, 7th November 2014
You Deserve It!Spoil yourself. You deserve it. Go on, spoil yourself, you...Wednesday, 5th November 2014
Countdown Begins for Bumper Flower FestivalOfficially, gardeners will say, it’s the onset of...Wednesday, 15th October 2014
Bonsai at Flower FestivalLes Kingma from the Sundays River district will talk about,...Tuesday, 14th October 2014
15 Best Cities to Live In in AfricaMany people seek to live abroad, especially cities in...Friday, 10th October 2014
Fables Auction 9/10Fables offers new items for the discerning buyer on auction...Thursday, 9th October 2014
Amazing Chase 2014New Look annual Amazing Chase 2014 a success despite the...Monday, 29th September 2014
Children play a big role in Flower FestivalChildren are being well-catered for over both days of this...Wednesday, 10th September 2014
4 Fantastic Tourism SpecialsSeptember is Tourism Month! Click the heading for more...Monday, 8th September 2014
Squaring the Circle: The Politics of ArtGrahamstown has been the stage on which artists have...Thursday, 7th August 2014
10 Lesser Known Places You've Never Been To...Grahamstown features in this delightful article by Sandy -...Wednesday, 9th July 2014
Flagship Gardens Open for Festival - BedfordThe list of farm gardens open to visitors during the...Tuesday, 20th May 2014
Lilizela Tourism Award Road ShowYou are invited to a Lilizela Tourism Award Road Show to be...Monday, 12th May 2014
Fantastic Opportunity for Local ArtistsThe Ann Bryant Art Gallery has canvasses and paper...Thursday, 8th May 2014
Italian Pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi to visit...The next concert to be presented by the Grahamstown Music...Monday, 5th May 2014
Grahamstown's Flower Festival Moves UpThis year the Grahamstown Flower Festival will be held at...Friday, 2nd May 2014
The Restoration of the Old Gaol (in 1984)The Restoration of Grahamstown's Old Gaol in 1984.Wednesday, 30th April 2014
10 Slightly off-beat historical attractions...Grahamstown is not known as the town of 60 churches, or the...Monday, 21st April 2014
New Fringe Festival for Cape TownThe National Arts Festival and the City of Cape Town have...Wednesday, 16th April 2014
Standard Bank in GrahamstownStandard Bank's Grahamstown branch was an award winning...Monday, 17th March 2014
New Concepts in Living TechnologyWhat is the link between saving the Italian city of Venice...Monday, 3rd March 2014
Science Slammers at SciFest AfricaYou probably believe that your research is worth shouting...Monday, 3rd March 2014
Wander through watery wonders at Water WorldWhat is water? Why is it so special? Why is it necessary...Wednesday, 26th February 2014
Richard III comes to GrahamstownGrahamstown, home of South Africa’s National Science...Wednesday, 19th February 2014
5 Interesting Grahamstown IndustriesGrahamstown and the Makana District, as an educational and...Wednesday, 5th February 2014
An Architectural OddityWhen The Heritage Portal posted a few pictures of the...Tuesday, 28th January 2014
Artificers' Square - Among the most...Over the last few months we have noticed a number of...Wednesday, 22nd January 2014
Moodie Family letters go to auctionCalling all those interested in South African Settler...Tuesday, 14th January 2014
Top 5 Self-Drive Winter Destinations in...There is so much to see in South Africa even in winter! Did...Monday, 2nd December 2013
Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Eastern CapeThe Eastern Cape Province along South Africa’s south...Monday, 18th November 2013
Africana Catalogue Q225Are you interested in Africana? If you are a collector,...Friday, 15th November 2013
Summer Adventures in Grahamstown and...Are you tired of life in the big City? Head on down to the...Wednesday, 13th November 2013
White Lion Cubs Born at PumbaROYAL WATCH at PUMBA Private Game Reserve reveals 3 pure...Wednesday, 13th November 2013
Grahamstown and the Eureka DiamondDid you know that South Africa’s first identified...Thursday, 7th November 2013
Important 1820 Settler documents up for...Are you a librarian or archivist interested in documents...Thursday, 7th November 2013
#thisismymakana Instagram Photographic...Makana Tourism's offices packed as locals come to view...Thursday, 7th November 2013
Grahamstown Music Society's Last Concert for...The last concert to be presented by the Grahamstown Music...Monday, 4th November 2013
Spooky City of SaintsMakana Tourism and Rotaract Club of Grahamstown Sunset...Monday, 4th November 2013
Grahamstown's Christmas MarketGrahamstown's annual Christmas Market set to be a bumper...Thursday, 31st October 2013
What are the oldest towns in South Africa?Did you know that Grahamstown is one of the oldest military...Monday, 28th October 2013
Bathurst Country AffairThe Bathurst Country Affair 2013 promises to be a bumper...Friday, 18th October 2013
#thisismymakana Instagram Challenge 2013Makana Tourism and @igersGrahamstown announced a joint...Wednesday, 9th October 2013
12 Reasons why you should visit Grahamstown...Here are 12 super reasons why you should visit our part of...Saturday, 5th October 2013
Mariel Ilusorio and Nicholas Nicolaidis to...The next concert to be presented by the Grahamstown Music...Wednesday, 2nd October 2013
Sihle Nyathi is a Winner!Sihle Nyathi is Makana Tourism's September Competition...Wednesday, 2nd October 2013
Great Trek honoured in StyleEight 4x4s complete an epic journey, starting just outside...Thursday, 26th September 2013
My Makana Instagram Challenge 2013Exciting new Instagram Challenge launched for Heritage...Tuesday, 24th September 2013
Planning a South African Road Trip: What Are...South Africa is unrivalled for beautiful, scenic drives and...Tuesday, 17th September 2013
16 Things to do in the Eastern Cape for FreeIf you’re on a budget, plan your next holiday to the...Tuesday, 17th September 2013
10 Things You Didn't Know About Grahamstown"So much has happened in Grahamstown, so much still...Friday, 13th September 2013
MobiSAMIf you want to talk to Makana about your problems with...Friday, 6th September 2013
Out-of-the-Ordinary Adventures in the...Makana Tourism, the ECPTA and the Daily Despatch discover...Wednesday, 4th September 2013
Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown - the Wildlife...Come with us on a slow ride through Frontier Country in the...Monday, 2nd September 2013
Antony Peebles to Perform in GrahamstownBritish pianist, Antony Peebles, will be performing in...Thursday, 15th August 2013
Ray Dylan to Perform in Grahamstown on 10...For 1 night only! Platinum-seller Ray Dylan to perform in...Monday, 5th August 2013
National Arts Festival Attendance Figures...The National Arts Festival today announced...Friday, 12th July 2013
Figures Suggest Business as Usual for...Organisers of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown...Wednesday, 3rd July 2013
Talking point: Personality tour guide...Ask anyone – go on, ask them – which event in...Tuesday, 2nd July 2013
Creative City Project to Spur Economic...The Makana Municipality and the National Arts Festival have...Friday, 24th May 2013
10 Arts Festivals to Attend in 2013If you want to add a little art and culture to your...Friday, 10th May 2013
Best of Urban Africa: 10 Cities worth going...It's not all safaris and savannah. Some of Africa's cities...Friday, 10th May 2013
Into Frontier Country – South...The Eastern Cape’s beaches, hills and history are...Wednesday, 3rd April 2013
SciFest Africa 2013: Be part of the movement!Festival organisers at Scifest Africa, South Africa’s...Thursday, 28th February 2013
Shamwari Group Presented with 3 World Travel...At the 19th World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony...Friday, 11th January 2013
Social media is the most important factor to...Commissioned by Text100 Global Communications, a study...Thursday, 13th December 2012
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