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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)

  • Symphony B&B
    Comfortable two bedroom B&B close to Kingswood College and Grahamstown's city centre.
  • Whethu Backpackers
    With clean facilities and a friendly staff Whethu Backpackers is the perfect launching point for those wanting to explore Grahamstown. We can sleep 30 in accommodation ranging from dorms to private family rooms, as well as another 15 people camping in our spacious back garden.
  • Elgon B&B
    Elgon B&B is a separate unit with living/kitchenette/dining room and bedroom with en suite shower. It is situated in a tranquil, residential area and is a couple of minutes' drive from the city centre. Elgon has a highly recommended local grading
  • Bezali Lodge
    Wake up to the spectacular mountain views and the gentle sounds of bird life. The lodge sleeps up to 12 guests. The loft in LAPA is perfect for students and back packers sleeping 8 to 10 people.

Featured Business on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

  • Makana Edutourism
    Makana Edutourism promotes and facilitates travel for the purpose of learning in the Makana region of the Eastern Cape. Whether it's volunteering, adventure, formal studies or less formal learning and training opportunities gap year or work experience opportunities, wildlife and the great outdoors, heritage and culture, festivals and conferencing, or a wide range of experiences, IT'S ALL RIGHT HERE!
  • National Arts Festival
    Grahamstown has been associated with carnivals and festivals for more than 180 years as British immigrants established the tradition of celebrating landmark anniversaries on a grand scale. When a movement gained ground last century to erect a memorial to these pioneers it was agreed that it should be a “living” monument presenting festivals, conferences and other gatherings and so the National Arts Festival was born.

EC Talent Search 2015

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For more info contact: 043 704 7545

Cinema Under the Stars

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