National Arts Festival - Makhanda

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08 July 2021 - 31 July 2021
National Arts Festival - Makhanda

The Festival is expecting to attract most of its visitors from the Eastern Cape where there is already a loyal following of day trippers who come for their annual fix, and hopes that passionate art lovers from elsewhere will come too. The Eastern Cape will also be showcasing its talents across the programme from the Dakawa Jazz Festival to the Eastern Cape Dance Ensemble and the Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra who will present the Gala Concert conducted by Richard Cock, with guest musician 2018 Standard Bank Young Artist for Music, Guy Buttery. They will also present the ever popular Children’s Concert.

Also from the Eastern Cape Asanda Mqiki and Dumza Mzwana will be performing live on the Standard Bank Jazz Festival programme;  the show will be available on the NAF Online programme too. Festival-goers will also be rewarded with a performance by songbird Sibongile Mngoma as she celebrates jazz and opera.

A much-anticipated show at the Festival is Kamphoer – Die Verhaal van Susan Nell starring Sandra Prinsloo as a survivor of the horror of a British concentration camp during the Anglo-Boer war. Creative documentary project One Take Grace reflects the decade-long collaboration between artist, Lindiwe Matshikiza and actor and community leader, Mothiba Grace Bapela, who met while working as a part-time actor and full-time domestic worker.

The festival progromme is available by clicking on the following link

Opening Times


Contact Details

Contact Person: National Arts Festival
Telephone: +27 (0) 46 603 1103
Cellphone: 0860 002 004



Latitude : -33° 19' 8.70" S | Longitude : 26° 31' 8.27" E

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