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

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!

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  • Historic Cottages Guest House
    Within walking distance to Rhodes, shops, restaurants and CBD. Offering old world charm, such as down duvets, homemade biscuits and modern conveniences. En suite bathrooms, private entrances, secure parking, lounges with books and TV. A generous breakfast is served under an old avocado tree in the shady courtyard or in the adjoining breakfast room.
  • Eagle's Nest B&B / Self-catering
    Eagle's Nest B&B in Grahamstown has three reasonably priced self-contained garden flats each with their own private entrance and is ideally situated near schools, city centre and in walking distance to shops, museums, Rhodes University and restaurants.
  • 1A St Aidans Guest Cottage
    St. Aidan’s Guest Cottage is a beautifully restored old stone cottage and while many of the original features have been preserved, the emphasis is on cosiness and comfort.
  • Hill Street Manor
    Hill Street Manor is an elegant and sophisticated guest house for both business travelers and holidaymakers.

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