Kick cabin fever away with Makhanda's Creepy Pub Crawl

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Date: Saturday, 31st October 2020

Time: 19:00

Ghostly soldiers have been spotted sitting and waiting on the corner of Makhanda's Scotts Avenue and ghostly horses charging down New Street. A poltergeist is also said to be the keeper of one of the old buildings in town. Find out whether these stories are fact or fiction by joining Makana Tourism on Halloween night at Makhanda's Creepy Pub Crawl to visit locations in Makhanda that are believed to be haunted.


Makana Tourism in association with Graham Hotel will be kicking the cabin fever away with Makhanda's Creepy Pub Crawl on Saturday, 31 October - a haunt walk scary enough to creep you out! This haunt and history walk will provide history enthusiasts and crawlers with a chilling and entertaining experience of Makhanda's iconic and historic buildings and streets plus an opportunity to flaunt their best costumes for a chance to win amazing prizes! The walk will also feature stops at popular waterholes with complimentary drinks, food tasting, live entertainment, Halloween inspired games and so much more.


This event forms part of Makana Tourism’s programmes to promote unique travel experiences to attract and maintain local and international tourists post Covid-19. Makana Tourism's Director Sue Waugh said the tourism and hospitality industry had little or no activity for six months. Even though the current situation seems bleak, she said the new digital age provided opportunities. "Covid-19 may have come as a shock to many business operations but it also brings opportunities for us to do new and exciting things with the help of new technologies and thereby reaching markets we wouldn't have reached before."


Makana Tourism is excited to partner with the Graham Hotel in this venture to interact with current and new visitors to Makhanda. Graeme Hotel is a Covid-19 compliant establishment at the heart of Makhanda. The Graham Hotel offers warm Eastern Cape hospitality with a variety of tasteful rooms and luxury suites as well as a conference and personal function facilities. It is eager to show the visitors that will be joining Makhanda's Creepy and Pub Crawl a memorable time.


Tickets to Makhanda’s Creepy Pub Crawl are limited. Make sure that you secure your spot by purchasing your ticket from Makana Tourism today!


Covid-19 guidelines and itinerary for Makhanda's Creepy Pub Crawl 


Participants are required to wear their Covid-19 masks in addition to their costumes when they are not consuming beverages.

Follow all of the Covid-19 guidelines.

If you feel ill, you are urged not to attend the event.



19h00 Check in at the Graham Hotel Conference Centre for welcome drinks.

19h20-19h40 Haunt walk stops: Corner of Somerset and High Streets/Corner of Scotts Avenue and New Streets.

19h40 Pub stop: The Rat & Parrot to share more ghost stories and one shot or drink.

19h50 Pub stop: Slipstream Sports Bar (SSS) to enjoy one shot or drink. Pub crawlers will get a chance to return to SSS to enjoy a live performance from the Undead Generation and participate in a best dressed competition.

20h15 Haunt walk stop: Church Square

20:30 Return to The Pothole and Donkey to enjoy food and cocktail tasting and the awarding of prizes to the top three best Halloween costumes.



Tickets are limited to a small group that will be allowed to participate in the event. This is to ensure that the event is compliant to Covid-19 social gathering regulations permitted under Lockdown level 1.

Tickets are R80 per person for over 18's only and are available from Makana Tourism.


Contact details for enquiries:

Address: 63 High Street, Makhanda (Grahamstown), 6139

Tel.: 046 622 3241



With your ticket you will receive the following:

You will receive a hauntingly cool trick-or-treat goodie bag filled with Makana Tourism and Graham Hotel branded goods.


Accommodation discounts for your weekend stay at the recently refurbished and totally renewed 3-Star Graham Hotel in Makhanda. Ticket number to be provided as reference when making your booking for accommodation. Bookings can be made telephonically on: 046 622 2366 or email: Please note that the accommodation discounts are a limited offer and terms and conditions apply.


Admission to all participating venues


Welcome drinks (shooters)


Each participating establishment will have a special deal just for you for further food and beverage requirements during the pub crawl.


Complimentary food and cocktail tasting at The Pothole and Donkey.


Free entrance to the Undead Generation live performance at Slipstream Sports Bar from 21h00 and stand a chance to win the best dressed Halloween costume at the SSS Halloween party.


Additionally participate in Makana Tourism's Instagram and Facebook costume contest for a chance to win one of three amazing hampers.


Must know:

18 and over only

Facemasks are required during the haunt and history walk as well as the pub crawl

Welcome reception will take place at the Graham Hotel Conference Centre at 19h00.


Don't Ghost us! Follow all the action on social media

Makhanda's Creepy Pub Crawl participants are bound to have lots of fun on this haunt and history walk and pub crawl through Makhanda. Don't worry, they won't ghost you on their Makhanda Creepy Pub Crawl experience. All you have to do is follow all the action on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and try not to get any #FOMO!


See below social media handles for Makana Tourism and Graham Hotel and tag us on tag us: #makhandacreepycrawl 










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