The Eastern Cape, in which Grahamstown and the Makana District are located, has a rich cultural history. It is the birthplace of iconic world leader, Nelson Mandela, and with its the rich heritage and diversity the Eastern Cape offers a range of tourism opportunities. Hiking trails, adventure tourism, cultural heritage, and a range of nature and wildlife areas can be found. The Eastern Cape, and the Grahamstown surrounds host a number of big five game lodges, offering malaria-free game viewing.
Plenty of information on the range of options is available on http://www.grahamstown.co.za which carries information on the Grahamstown’s attractions, and the Makana Municipality. The Eastern Cape Tourism board website, http://www.visiteasterncape.co.za carries information on wider options in the Eastern Cape as well as http://www.kenton.co.za a lovely town outside of Grahamstown.