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Makana Tourism Souvenirs

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Clocks by Leaza, assortment of "Gift in a Tin" items, rain ponchos, teaspoons, books, Creative City T-shirts, postcards, magnets, mounted photos and heritage scrolls all at affordable prices. Great gifts!

Molo Makana / Welcome to Makana

The City of Grahamstown together with the nearby towns of Alicedale and Riebeeck East and the quaint villages of Fort Brown, Salem, Seven Fountains and Sidbury make up the Makana Municipality in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. French Text German Text


This region also forms part of the popular Frontier Country route - so named because it was literally the 19th century frontier between the British Cape Colony and the Xhosa territories.  It was the scene of first contact, cultural clashes, confusion and, inevitably, conflict.  Much of what happened here set the tone for South Africa's turbulent multi-cultural history.

Fast gaining in popularity, our small part of the world offers visitors easy access to the unspoilt beaches of the Sunshine Coast and premier game reserves in a malaria -and bilharzia-free environment. View the Big 5, enjoy our spectacularly rugged scenery, immerse yourself in our rich history and enjoy our warm hospitality!

Featured Accommodation on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

  • Coombs Lodge
    Situated approximately halfway between Durban and Cape Town, Coombs Lodge is a sixteen bed, stone, thatch and tented bush-camp, nestled in amongst secluded Eastern Cape valley-forest. Set on an 80 ha small-holding adjacent to the N2, approximately 20 minutes (28km) on the East London side of Grahamstown. The Reserve teems with a variety of bird species and small game and is an ideal retreat for nature lovers.
  • Henry The Eighteenth
    Situated 1km from the city centre, Henry The Eighteenth offers elegant and affordable accommodation for single guests and groups of up to twelve people.
  • Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve
    Oeana Beach & Wildlife Reserve Situated outside Port Alfred, in the malaria-free Eastern Cape region, you’ll find Oceana, set on seven kilometers of private beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean. With a romantic setting like no other, plenty of privacy and superb service, Oceana provides the best of both worlds – beach and bush. It’s an exclusive opulent lodge with ten spacious private suites amid lush rolling green hills featuring daily game drives, horse riding and endless water activities
  • Hilton House
    Hilton House is a B&B, which also offers self catering facilities, on the farm Hilton. It is situated 20km north of Grahamstown on the R350 to Bedford. It is a 15min drive on 11km of tar & 9km of good gravel. We are proudly graded 2 Pineapples by the Grahamstown Hospitality Guild.

Featured Business on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

  • Oaktree Properties - rooted in Grahamstown!
    Oaktree Properties is quite literally "rooted in Grahamstown". If it is excellent service and efficiency that you are looking for-contact the specialists in short & long term rentals and property sales.
  • Omni Technologies
    Omni Technologies (Pty) Ltd was recently announced as a Premier KYOCERA Document Solutions Partner in the Eastern Cape. In partnership with our sister company, NRG Solutions (Pty) Ltd, we are now the largest supplier of KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa’s award winning KYOCERA copiers, printers, multi-functional office products and solutions, in the province.

The Best of the Cape Travel Guide 2013/14

A few copies of Brabys' well known The Best of the Cape Travel Guide 2013/14 are still available at Makana Tourism.

This FREE full colour glossy guide features Grahamstown and Frontier Country from Pages 42 onwards.

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