New Year greetings from Makana Tourism
January is the half-way point in our Financial Year and a time to reflect on the work and projects that Makana Tourism has done and been involved with since last July and the Festival.
Did you know that in the past six months, Grahamstown/Makana has had approximately 251 events including talks, lectures, sporting fixtures, fetes, dinners and musical performances?
Please check Tourism’s website daily for the latest events in our area: www.grahamstown.co.za.
Makana Tourism had its AGM in October and we voted in a new board with sub-committees to deal with specific areas of focus such as finance, events and membership.
A fun membership evening followed in November at the 49ers Restaurant in the Pepper Grove Mall where we were royally treated.
Happily, Tourism’s membership is growing and we have a new membership category – Friends of Makana Tourism (for people who do not run a business or accommodation establishment) – at R100 per year.
Call our office today for more information.
Makana Tourism sells bus tickets for City to City and Translux buses. We offer friendly service and no queues. We can exchange and refund tickets, but only if the tickets are bought from our office.
December was a very busy month with three projects that Makana Tourism was part of:
Day for Life/Day of the Dead, the Bonds of Friendship Festival and the New Year’s Cup.
Day for Life/Day of the Dead
Makana Tourism would like to thank the following businesses and people who helped us make the event on 3 December at the Crown Hall such a wonderful success: Suzie Q for donating face paint, Oscars for three meal vouchers, Mad Hatters for a dozen cupcakes, Red Café for a meal voucher, Wallace’s Pharmacy for lollipops, Grahamstown Pharmacy for serviettes, PG Glass for water bottles, Tip Top Butchery for two meat vouchers, and The Candy Shop for the Nik Naks for the children’s gift bags and the vetkoek and mince for the food competition and a won-
Basil and Debbie Mills brought one of their historic wagons to the Bible Monument in Rautenbach Road and set up a traditional camp for the morning at the Bonds of Friendship festival on the Day of Reconciliation.