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

  • High Corner Guest House
    Beautifully restored, historical Guest House situated in close walking distance to Rhodes University, High Court, restaurants and city centre. High Corner boasts a yellow wood staircase and floors, original oregon pine panelling, high ceilings and generous rooms graced with Cape antiques and original art. Elegant lounge, vine-covered patio and swimming pool.
  • Bella's Guest House
    Bella's Self Catering Guest House is situated in Somerset Heights in Grahamstown and consists of four individual luxury units.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Featured Business on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

  • Rhodes University Conferencing Division
    Rhodes University has a diverse range of conference venues that can cater for all your conferencing needs. Added to this it also can fulfill most accommodation and catering needs associated with a conference.
  • 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.

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To be held at the Town Hall, Church Square, Grahamstown

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