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!

Featured Accommodation on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

  • Shaleky's Cottage
    Shaleky's Cottage is situated in a quiet neighbourhood where sweet birdsong provides your morning wake-up call. A warm Eastern Cape welcome awaits you at Shaleky's Cottage.
  • 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.
  • Courtlands B&B
    Courtlands is situated in the town and is cosy, comfortable and convenient. We are 50 meters from the entrance to Rhodes University, and surrounded by quaint restaurants and coffee shops.
  • Durham Cottage
    Durham Cottage is close to Kingswood College and an easy 10 min. walk to the center of Grahamstown, with a further 5 min to Rhodes. Durham Cottage is graded 3 Pineapples by the Grahamstown Hospitality Guild.

Featured Business on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

  • 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.
  • Grahamstown Electrical Distributors
    At Grahamstown Electrical Distributors we sell many well known brands and will source many items for you.

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