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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)

  • Whethu Backpackers
    With clean facilities and a friendly staff Whethu Backpackers is the perfect launching point for those wanting to explore Grahamstown. We can sleep 30 in accommodation ranging from dorms to private family rooms, as well as another 15 people camping in our spacious back garden.
  • Jenny's Guest House
    Jenny’s Guest House is situated in a quiet residential suburb in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. As you enter, the tranquil surroundings of the beautiful garden, guests will be welcomed by Gavin and Claire. Your hosts offer true Grahamstown hospitality at its best and they will endeavour to make your stay in Grahamstown a memorable one.
  • 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.
  • A Stone's Throw B&B
    A Stone's Throw B&B accommodation is nestled on the hilltops above Grahamstown. Offering country living "A Stone's Throw" from the University town of Grahamstown, where you can enjoy panoramic vistas and witness gorgeous sunsets from a spacious garden setting which is surrounded by open countryside. A Stone's Throw is situated as an ideal stopover between the Garden Route and KwaZulu Natal, just 2km's off the N2, outside Grahamstown, home to the National Arts Festival and City of Saints and Scholars, a seven minute drive into the city centre of Makana Grahamstown. The beaches of Kenton-on-Sea, Kasouga, and Port Alfred are nearby and the Great Fish River Reserves, Addo Elephant Park and Port Elizabeth are just over one hour away.

Featured Business on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

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

Amazing Chase 2014

Despite the rain the Amazing Chase attracted a dedicated and fun group of participants on Sunday.

First Prize Winners: Cycle - Ruth Woudstra (R1000 + a R250 voucher from The Motion Shop); Walk - Khonzi Somandi and Megan and Amy Lutho (R500 + R400 in vouchers).

HUGE Thank Yous to:

1. 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, Videotronic, Wylie's Dairy Farm and Signs un-Ltd,

2. Our helpers: Ed Hazell, Kieran Otto, the marshalls, Cindy Kulongowski, Mr Mager, Makana Electricity and Fire Depts, St John's Ambulance, and Rotaract.

3. The staff at Makana Tourism - Wilmur, Chad, Millicent, Welekazi and Michael.

See you next year!

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