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Thursday, 12th May 2022

The National Arts Festival (NAF) is fast approaching - a huge relief for the local tourism industry after the in-person format of the event was put on hold for the past two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Now that Covid-19 restrictions are lifted and economic and social activities are in full swing, we can’t wait to check out many of the activities that NAF will have on show!

Makana Tourism has been busy promoting local attractions ahead of the NAF with a #NAFCountdown social media campaign.

As part of the campaign, Makana Tourism, in collaboration with the Sarah Baartman District Municipality, will celebrate Makhanda (affectionately known as "Creative City") and its surrounding historical villages with a screening of never-seen-before documentaries produced by Rhodes University media students highlighting the various things to do around the city and a glimpse of tourism product owners, topped by a festive outdoor craft market. 

Visitors to the street market can look forward to a festive and colourful experience, featuring everything from locally made crafts and street food to colourful buskers such as gumboot and pantsula dancers, live music, and carnival characters to show off the beauty of the Makana region.

Event details

Date: Saturday, 04 June 2022

Time:   11h00 – Doccie Screening at the City Hall

12h00 to 17h00 - Creative City Craft Market

Venue: City Hall and Church Square, Makhanda

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

Accompanying photographs by SizoMedia.



𝑴𝒐𝒍𝒐 𝑴𝒂𝒌𝒂𝒏𝒂 / 𝑾𝒆𝒍𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝑴𝒂𝒌𝒂𝒏𝒂!

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.