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National Arts Festival Jobs 2015

Applications are now open for Temporary positions for the National Arts Festival which takes place from 2 to 12 July 2015.
Application forms are available from the Monument or at Makana Tourism or you can request a digital copy by emailing staff@nationalartsfestival.co.za

Molo Makana / Welcome to Makana

The City of Grahamstown together with the nearby towns of Alicedale and Riebeeck East and the quaint villages of Fort Brown, Salem, Seven Fountains and Sidbury make up the Makana Municipality in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. French Text German Text


This region also forms part of the popular Frontier Country route - so named because it was literally the 19th century frontier between the British Cape Colony and the Xhosa territories.  It was the scene of first contact, cultural clashes, confusion and, inevitably, conflict.  Much of what happened here set the tone for South Africa's turbulent multi-cultural history.

Fast gaining in popularity, our small part of the world offers visitors easy access to the unspoilt beaches of the Sunshine Coast and premier game reserves in a malaria -and bilharzia-free environment. View the Big 5, enjoy our spectacularly rugged scenery, immerse yourself in our rich history and enjoy our warm hospitality!

Featured Accommodation on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

  • English Lavender
    This quaint and comfortable accommodation can be found on the sunny side of Grahamstown in Lawrence Street. The units are inviting, affordable and offer a family warmth.
  • Coombs Lodge
    Situated approximately halfway between Durban and Cape Town, Coombs Lodge is a sixteen bed, stone, thatch and tented bush-camp, nestled in amongst secluded Eastern Cape valley-forest. Set on an 80 ha small-holding adjacent to the N2, approximately 20 minutes (28km) on the East London side of Grahamstown. The Reserve teems with a variety of bird species and small game and is an ideal retreat for nature lovers.
  • Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
    A vast wilderness flanking the banks of the Great Fish River in South Africa’s Eastern Cape region, Kwandwe is home to a diverse array of wildlife including the Big Five. Four modern, yet intimate lodges and a host of exciting safari activities welcome travellers young and old.
  • Wylie's Farm Stay
    Wylie's Farm Stay is ideally situated for guests attending the National Arts Festival as the N2 takes one straight to the Settler's Monument where numerous events take place.

Featured Business on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

Foto-Fence Competition

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The judges are looking for photographs taken by ordinary Grahamstonians “reflecting their life in and attitude toward their city” in four categories: City/land scapes; Afro-futurists & selfies; Life up-close; and Live–action.

Entry forms available at Makana Tourism (63 High Street). Closing Date: 13 February 2015.

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