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.

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)

  • Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve
    Oeana Beach & Wildlife Reserve Situated outside Port Alfred, in the malaria-free Eastern Cape region, you’ll find Oceana, set on seven kilometers of private beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean. With a romantic setting like no other, plenty of privacy and superb service, Oceana provides the best of both worlds – beach and bush. It’s an exclusive opulent lodge with ten spacious private suites amid lush rolling green hills featuring daily game drives, horse riding and endless water activities
  • 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.
  • 4 Carnoustie Guest House
    4 Carnoustie Guest House welcomes you to their relaxed, luxury guest house. Breath taking sea, golf course and wild life views. 4 Carnoustie offers B&B and self-catering accommodation. All B&B rooms have double doors leading out onto balcony with stunning panoramic views.
  • 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.

Featured Business on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

  • Pam Golding Properties
    Pam Golding Properties has a diverse selection of properties for sale and rent in Grahamstown.
  • Fables Bookshop
    Used bookshop specialising in collectables and Africana.

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!

The Best of the Cape Travel Guide 2013/14

Brabys' well known The Best of the Cape Travel Guide is now in stock at Makana Tourism.

Grahamstown and Frontier Country are featured from Pages 42 onwards.

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