It’s all Systems go for a Magical Festive Season in Makhanda and Surrounds

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Tuesday, 13th December 2022

Yup, the holiday season is only a few days away! And it's all systems go for a magical festive season in the Makana region. You can expect an adventurous spin to your end of year breaks from enjoying loads of music festivals to capturing priceless moments on safaris and visits to the indigenous bush, kloofs, grasslands that open up to the most gorgeous hiking and bicycle trails.

So, sit back and scroll through the many ways you can celebrate the authenticity of the Makana region:


𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐚𝐧𝐚 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥: 𝟏𝟕 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐

Make sure not to miss out on the first annual Makana Music Festival that will be happening in Makhanda on December 17, 2022. The event will feature live performances by: Big Zulu; Boohle; Lamiez Holworthy; Mr Thela; Ligwa; Hnuhnuza; and Butho Vuthela with MC: Mafa Bavuma.

𝐇𝐨𝐭 𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐅𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠: 𝟏𝟕 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐

Blom's Entertainment presents the Summer Fling of live entertainment featuring Moxii (PE); Mr Doo (GHT); Altered Noise (PA) and DJ Haartjies (GHT). Not to be missed!

𝐖𝐞 𝐁𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐚 𝐂𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐊𝐢𝐜𝐤-𝐨𝐟𝐟: 𝟏𝟕 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐
Mali Soul will kick off the We Better 2Getha Cultural Fest at the Makhanda Town Hall!

𝐖𝐞 𝐁𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐚 𝐂𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭: 𝟏𝟖 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐

It’s going to be a cultural feast of live music at the Miki Yili Stadium in Makhanda on December 18, 2022. See you there!

𝐄𝐜𝐚𝐰𝐚 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥: 𝟐𝟒 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐

Ecawa Music Festival, formally known as the Ndlambe Music Festival, will be coming to entertain us on December 24, 2022. It promises to give you the best countdown to Christmas and New Year’s Eve with a memorable line-up of performers.

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Makhanda and surrounds are well known for its sunny blue skies and open and green open spaces and has packaged the following experiences for the summer holidays:

👉 The Makana region and surrounds has unique hiking trails that you can explore all year round:

👉 Visitors have easy access to the unspoilt beaches of the Sunshine Coast and accommodation options both inland and on the coast:

👉 View the Big Five in premier game reserves in a malaria and bilharzia-free environment:

👉 Enjoy our spectacularly rugged scenery and immerse yourself in our rich history while enjoying our warm hospitality:

👉 Keep up to date with local events:

👉 And also be on the look out for special getaway deals and packages:

👉 Unlock more experiences in the Makana region here:

The Makana region is made up of the City of Makhanda together with the nearby towns of Alicedale and Riebeek East and the quaint villages of Fort Brown, Salem, Seven Fountains and Sidbury, under the umbrella of Makana Municipality in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The Makana region forms part of the Sarah Baartman District Municipality.

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