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Tuesday, 23rd November 2021

December is only a few days away and the Makana region is ready to welcome old and new friends back home to experience the best of Makhanda and surroundings for an unforgettable summer holiday.

Under relaxed Covid-19 rules and as the number of active Covid-19 cases in the region continue to decline, visitors to Makana this holiday can expect an adventurous spin to their end of year breaks. From discovering the region's heart through museums, heritage sites and historical buildings 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.

Newly appointed Makana Tourism Board Chairperson, Aldy Meyer is impressed by the amount of tourism activities that are available in the Makana Municipal area. “Makhanda has a huge unemployment rate and these tourism activities and products ensure that we can continue to create opportunities and for the unemployed to be active in the local market and economy”. He added that “buy local” campaigns rolled-out in hospitality and tourism sectors further helped promote and sustain local businesses. “For a successful roll-out, we need to bring our councillors, our community leaders on board, and our business Chambers to advocate such campaigns.”

Local businessman Eugene Repinz agreed with Meyer saying that Makhanda had a wealth of things to do, see and experience, and more people needed to know about it.

“We have a lot to offer from a local tourism point of view, Repinz said. Makhanda and its surrounds not only boast of nature reserves with a host of outdoor activities but it is also rich in arts and culture from museums to local restaurants, cafes, eateries and bars, he added.

Makhanda and surrounds, well known for its sunny blue skies and open and green open spaces, 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: https://bit.ly/3vDc9Pp

👉 Visitors have easy access to the unspoilt beaches of the Sunshine Coast and accommodation options both inland and on the coast: https://bit.ly/34qDdFq

👉 View the Big Five in premier game reserves in a malaria -and bilharzia-free environment: https://bit.ly/30I2v3q

👉 Enjoy our spectacularly rugged scenery and immerse yourself in our rich history while enjoying our warm hospitality: https://bit.ly/3bPGdPR

👉 Keep up to date with local events: www.grahamstown.co.za/events

👉 And also be on the look out for special getaway deals and packages: www.grahamstown.co.za

👉 Unlock more experiences in the Makana region here: https://bit.ly/3bPGdPR

ENDS

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.

Photo credits: Railway Near Alicedale by Lara Aislinn Salomon

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