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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)

  • 2 Thackeray
    We offer modern accommodation in a quiet area 2 km from Rhodes University. Our fully furnished one-bedroomed cottage with an en-suite bathroom and an open plan lounge with a double bed sized sleeper couch and fully equipped kitchenette can accommodate four guests and is ideal for families. Safe off street parking is available.
  • English Lavender
    This quaint and comfortable accommodation can be found on the sunny side of Grahamstown in Lawrence Street. The units are inviting, affordable and offer a family warmth.
  • Antique Silk B & B
    We are situated on the Sunnyside of Grahamstown, with a lovely garden. The city centre, local schools, and University are only a few minutes' drive away. Antique Silk is proudly graded 3 Pineapples by the Grahamstown Hospitality Guild.
  • Royal Guest House
    The Royal Guest House is an elegant, exclusive Guest House set loftily high on the East bank of the Kowie River. Due to its’ prime location this guest house offers stunning panoramic views of the peaceful Royal Alfred Marina and our quaint little town. With 11 stylish en-suite bedrooms, each elegantly furnished with natural weave and dark wood furniture, finished off with 100% percale linen for that light relaxed feel. The cosy lounge area with self-help bar opens up to an inviting pool deck with loungers. This charming guest house is an oasis of peace and tranquility where friendly staff awaits you!

Featured Business on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

  • IPC Estate Agents
    The difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary is that we do that little extra.
  • Brochure Management Eastern Cape
    Brochure Management Eastern Cape is an all women owned and operated operation. Services include a broad spectrum of tourism brand and marketing activities, with key focus on strategic brand development and marketing strategy development, helping to ensure clients achieve the best return on investment through careful consideration of the marketing mix. Brochure Management also offers assistance with certain Events Management aspects, PR & Marketing for events as well as Events safety & risk matters.

Amazing Chase 2014

28th September 2014 from 07:30 onwards.

Diarise 28 September 2014, because it is time to have some fun with Grahamstown's annual Amazing Chase! Do a route on foot or do a longer route on your bicycle, solve clues along the way and you could win prizes.

Where: Makana Tourism's offices - Registration from 07:30; Cycle Chase starts at 10:00; Walk Chase starts at 10:10. Prize giving.

No cars allowed.

Cost: Cycle Chase - Adults R30pp and Scholars R15pp; Walk Chase - Adults R15pp and Scholars R10pp.

More information and registration forms now available at the Makana Tourism offices at 63 High Street.

If you are a crafter/artist/baker etc and you’d like to set up a table to sell your wares please on the day please call Wilmur at 046 622 3241.

A HUGE Thank You to our Sponsors: Albany Sport, Penny Pinchers, The Spur, Graham Hotel, The Calabash, Blue Bottle, Champs Action Bar, Red Cafe, The Movie Spot, RMR, Country Fresh Foods, JIng Jing's, Sybill's Hairdresser, Marianne's Style Studio, Lanherne Guesthouse, Historic Cottages, Sweet, Hi-Q, The Motion Shop, Forever Pure Water, Wimpy, Wylie's Dairy Farm and Signs un-Ltd!

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