Makana Tourism - Grahamstown - Alicedale - Riebeeck East - Salem - Seven Fountains - Sidbury

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)

  • High Corner Guest House
    Beautifully restored, historical Guest House situated in close walking distance to Rhodes University, High Court, restaurants and city centre. High Corner boasts a yellow wood staircase and floors, original oregon pine panelling, high ceilings and generous rooms graced with Cape antiques and original art. Elegant lounge, vine-covered patio and swimming pool.
  • Belvedere B & B
    Belvedere B&B set in a lovely garden with pool area, offers luxurious accommodation in a private twin bedroom cottage, both with an en-suite bathroom with shower and bath, fully equipped kitchen, lounge area and safe parking next to cottage through remote controlled gates. Situated close to town, schools and university ( 4 mins drive). We offer a choice of self-catering or bed & breakfast .
  • Sheilan House
    The gentle elegance of Sheilan House, a luxurious guest house, that provides all it's guests with a unique experience of friendly hospitality, excellent location and access to the very best in local activities in Port Alfred, South Africa.
  • Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
    A vast wilderness flanking the banks of the Great Fish River in South Africa’s Eastern Cape region, Kwandwe is home to a diverse array of wildlife including the Big Five. Four modern, yet intimate lodges and a host of exciting safari activities welcome travellers young and old.

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.
  • Brochure Management
    We distribute nearly one million brochures for the tourism industry every month to over 3000 sites around South Africa!

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.

Accommodation Specials

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