Fast gaining in popularity, the Makana region offers a variety of facilities and venues in the backdrop of rich natural and cultural heritage. This is where one can enjoy trips to 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.This makes for the perfect excuse to plan your next event in the Makana region.
The region provides easy access to the unspoilt beaches of the Sunshine Coast and premier game reserves in a malaria -and bilharzia-free environment. You can view the Big 5, enjoy the region’s spectacularly rugged scenery, and immerse yourself in its rich history and enjoy our warm hospitality!
1820 Settlers National Monument
The 1820 Settlers' National Monument, part of the cultural heritage of all South Africans, is a living monument with excellent facilities and well maintained equipment – at affordable prices.
Ranging from a spectacular 1000-seater auditorium to small meeting rooms such as Olive Schreiner theatre, Thomas Pringle Hall, fountain foyer, Council chamber, Monument Restaurant, Ntsikana Gallery & Atherstone room, Rehearsal room, B2 Arena and the Monument Gallery.
It also has fully functional kitchen, banqueting area, bar and coffee shop to enable you to host your event with ease. Competitive rates are available and these can be tailored to suit your budget.
Call: +27 (0) 46 603 1100
Pumba Private Game Reserve (5 stars)
Pumba Private Game Reserve offers a unique setting for conferences, corporate workshops and parties. The conference rooms are situated close to the lodge for discerning delegates to enjoy the tranquillity of the bush while conducting business in a productive atmosphere. The conference centre includes fixed data projectors and screens, a plug and play AV- system and high speed WIFI. Can host up to 120 delegates.
Call: +27 (0) 46 603 2000
Graham Hotel (3 stars)
Recently refurbished and totally renewed, the Graham Hotel is a superior 3-Star, AA-recommended hotel in Makhanda – offering a variety of tasteful, individually decorated rooms and luxury suites; as well as state of the art corporate event, conference and personal function facilities. Graham Hotel has two conference rooms a bigger and a smaller room, the bigger room can accommodate 80-130 people in various seating forms whereas the smaller room can accommodate 10 to 18 people. The conference centre has world class accommodation and state of the art conferencing facilities, Whether hosting a conference, wedding, Launches and workshops Graham Hotel's facilities are geared up for the whole spectrum of special events.
Call: +27 (0) 46 622 2324
Rhodes University is a public research university located in Makhanda. It has a diverse range of conference venues that can cater for all conferencing needs. It also offers a wide range of modern technology and amenities to suit your requirements. It can host up to 420 delegates.
Call: 046 603 8558
Indoor Sports centre
The Sport Centres in Joza location and K Street location has training facilities that help to level the playing field and provide affordable conferencing options.
Joza Indoor Sports Centre: A pavilion and open space for large gatherings. Other facilities offered by the venue is a kitchen, and a boxing area that can be used for a holding room or any other function for the meeting.
K Street Indoor Sports Centre: Open space that accommodates about 800 people and 120 tables seated depending on the meeting requirements. Limited seats are available.
For more information on various seating formations within these two indoor sports venues, please contact the Facility Manager on +27 (0) 73 722 3005.
Albany Museum was established in 1855 and is the second oldest museum in South Africa. It has a gallery (an open venue) which can be utilised for events. The venue requires event organiser to bring own equipment. It can host up 50 delegates
Call: +27 (0) 46 622 2312
Evelyn House (4stars)
Victorian-style lavish luxury at its best, Evelyn House combines consummate service and the cutting edge modernity that is required of an ideal venue.
Built in the 1820s, this four star guest house embodies the gracious largesse, graceful grandeur and elegant stateliness of a bygone golden era – from its sophisticated and intimate boardroom, which is ideal for high-level meetings and indabas to a tranquil historical garden with secure parking.
For enquiries and bookings please contact Evelyn House on:
Central reservations: 0861 at eRes (283 737)
Telephone number:+27 (0) 46 622 2324
Hill Street Manor (4 stars)
Hill Street Manor is a four star guest house, with an intimate conference venue for small meetings and is located at the Hill Street Manor property. It can host up 20 to 25 delegates.
Call: 064 394 0012
Oak Lodge Guesthouse (3 stars)
Oak Lodge, with its relaxed atmosphere, offers true 3-star home away from home bed and breakfast. Conference goers are catered for with excellent conference rooms which are ideal for all functions. There is a covered patio that leads to the pool as an optional event space. It can host 10 up to 30 delegates.
Call: 046 622 91 23 / 082 578 7042
Halyards Hotel & SPA (3 stars)
Halyards Hotel & Spa overlooks the Alfred Marina with a spacious conference room. It is a popular venue for small and large conferences and events. It is fully equipped with all that is required to have a successful conference or event. It can host up to 600 delegates.
Call: 046 604 3300
Amazwi South African Museum of Literature
Amazwi South African Museum of Literature is the new name of the National English Literary Museum. The museum now has a mandate to collect literary artefacts from all the linguistic communities of South Africa. Amazwi Museum has a custom design building, the building has five star rating from the Green Building council of South Africa. It has a well-equipped conference room. Can host up to 130 delegates.
Call: 046 622 7042
Situated at 10 Worcester Street in Makhanda, The Highlander is well placed for visitors to the City. Established in 1965 as an old boys club to St Andrews’ College. The new facility rebuilt in 2008, caters for the general public as well as the three-school family of St Andrews’ College, DSG and St Andrews Prep. The facilities are available for events, meetings and weddings. The venue is fully equipped and comes with white boards and is ideal for a variety of functions. It can host up to 150 delegates
Call: 046 622 3564 / 083 250 5583
Assegaai Trails is a multi-faceted nature reserve situated in the heart of the Eastern Cape on the R343 between Makhanda and Kenton-on-Sea.
Assegaai Trails offers over 100 beds in various and affordable accommodation options and other delightful facilities and activities that include wedding, corporate or student conferencing and team-building venues; rustic hiking camps; 35km of hiking trails; and wonderful birding and game viewing opportunities.
For enquiries and bookings please contact Assegaai Trails on:
Tel: 046 6228619